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.