Sunday, October 2nd at 2 PM: Off Target: What Hollywood, Journalists and Shooters Get Wrong About Guns

A talk by Dr. Mark Timney of Keene State University in NH. Join us for an apolitical examination into the mythology that surrounds firearms. The term “mythology” is especially appropriate here given that much of what the average person, including the average gun owner, thinks they know about guns is inaccurate. Without getting into a discussion about what we should or shouldn’t do about the issue of guns, Professor Mark Timney’s lecture and discussion will instead examine how our perceptions of firearms have been distorted by media and folklore. Dr. Timney is an award- winning mass communications practitioner and educator with more than twenty years of professional experience. A Vermont Humanities Council talk sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Followed by refreshments and discussion. At the Memorial Building, 20 Church Street, Hardwick.

Vermont Reads Shackleton: A Vermont Humanities Program
Sponsored by the Friends of the Jeudevine
Exactly one hundred years ago, Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship, the Endurance, was imprisoned and crushed by sea ice near Antarctica.  It nearly cost his crew their lives, but all twenty-eight of them would survive. Theirs is one of the greatest adventure and survival stories of the twentieth century. To celebrate this amazing saga the Vermont Humanities Council has selected The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition by Caroline Alexander as the 2016 Vermont Reads selection. Copies of the book are available now at the Jeudevine Library, the Hardwick Historical Society and during the VT Reads event at the Hardwick Town House. These organizations are partners in the Vermont Reads project in Hardwick. Once a person picks up and reads a copy of the book, we ask that they give the book to another person to read. We want as many people as possible to read the book!

Four events are scheduled as part of Hardwick’s Vermont Reads Shackleton:

Sunday, August 21st at 4 PM: The Hardwick Historical Society will host Steve Young of the Center for Circumpolar Studies will speak about “The South Polar Seas an overview of the Southern Ocean" illustrated with slides.

Sunday, September 11th at 4 PM: The Hardwick Town House will show the film Endurance by George Butler and Caroline Alexander. (97 mins).

Sunday, October 9th at 4 PM: Book discussion of Alexander’s book, The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition at the Memorial Building.
Saturday, October 29th at 2 PM: Sas Carey's film CEREMONY will be shown at the Memorial building. After the film Sas will talk about her extensive work and travels with Mongolian peoples who live in a tough northern climate.

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Library Hours:

  • Monday:         1:00  PM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday:        1:00  PM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday:  1:00  PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday:      1:00  PM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday:         10:00  AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday:     10:00  AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday:                 Closed

Phone: (802) 472-5948





Address: Jeudevine Memorial Library

                 93 North Main St.

                 P.O. Box 536

                 Hardwick, VT 05843