Wednesday, April 26th at 7PM: Poetry Readings by Julia Shipley and William Graham

Two published area poets will be reading from their works at the Jeudevine Library to celebrate National Poetry Month:

Each poet will read for about a half hour. The readings will be followed by light refreshments and conversation with the poets. For more information call the library at 472-5948.

The Poets:

Julia Shipley

Julia Shipley is an independent journalist and author of The Academy of Hay, winner of the 2014 Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize and Adam's Mark, named a Best Book of 2014 by the The Boston Globe. Winner of the 2006 Ralph Nading Hill Award and two-time recipient of  Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Community Fund grants, she was also awarded The Frost Place's Grace Paley Poetry Fellowship, as well as fellowships to The Center for Book Arts and The Studios at Key West. Her poems and essays have appeared in Alimentum: The Literature of Food, CutBank, Colorado Review, December, FIELD, Fourth Genre, Gettysburg Review, Green Mountains Review, North American Review, Orion Magazine, Poetry, Poet Lore, The Rumpus, Taproot, The Toast, Verse Daily, Utne Reader and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from The Bennington College Writing Seminars and lives in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.


You can find out more about her at:

William Graham

William Graham, a poet and novelist based in Stowe, has just released his newest  volume of poetry entitled Mountain springs: Haiku from Vermont and other poems. Graham holds a BA and MA in English and a MS in Communications from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He lives in Stowe, Vermont. In addition to his poetry he has written novels for children and adults, and a travel memoir.


Visit his travel blog at:

Friday, April 28th at 6:30 PM: An Evening with M.T. Anderson reading from his book: Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad

An awarding winning novelist, Anderson has written a book which is a detailed and deeply human telling of the horrors endured by Russian citizens as the great city of St. Petersburg was decimated first by national politics then foreign aggression. Dmitri Shostakovich found the strength to keep creating, eventually composing his great 7th Symphony of 1941. This piece was a beacon of hope to his countrymen and eventually helped marshal aid from the West. Anderson will read from his book followed by a discussion.

For more information contact the Craftsbury Public Library by email ( or by phone: (802) 586-9683.

Tuesday, May 2nd, at 6:30PM: Lighten Your Load: An Organizing Workshop

Wouldn’t you like to Lighten Your Load? Through a lively combination of lecture, laughter, and exercises Maxine Gautier a professional organizer will help you lighten your load. She’ll present her program here at the Jeudevine Library. This workshop will highlight common problems and outline strategies for success in decluttering and letting go, and how to manage what’s left. You’ll be exposed to proven organizing techniques you can put to immediate use in your home or office, and leave prepared to tackle that daunting project head on.

Gautier says, “I believe that being organized isn't a talent you're born with - it's a series of skills and habits that anyone can develop.”

Maxine Gautier is the founder of Out from Under Professional Organizing. She has been organizing homes, offices and lives since 2000. She splits her time between Vermont and Boston, helping homemakers, business people and people who are relocating make better use of their space and time. More information can be found on her website:

The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Jeudevine Library. For more information call 472-5948.

Friday, May 5th from 2:00 – 3:00PM: Medical Reserve Corps Informational Event

Vermont’s Medical Reserve Corps units or MRC are community-based groups of volunteers who supplement local emergency and public health resources with their existing skills. Currently there are eight MRC units around the state and Lamoille Valley is in the process of starting the ninth. Come to the Hardwick Town Office to learn more about the MRC and how you can participate. You don’t need a medical background to join, just a desire to help your community prepare for emergencies. Contact Valerie Valcour with the Vermont Department of Health at or go to the MRC website

Sponsored by Jeudevine Library. You can call the library for more information: 472-5948.

Saturday, May 13th from 12:00 – 4:00PM: Pollinator Protector Activist Skill Share

Join us at Atkins Filed for a family-centered, creative celebration and learn about pollinators! Learn all about bats, bees, hummingbirds and butterflies. Build a bat house. Learn how to keep your hive alive. Make see bombs. There will be live music. The Jeudevine Library will have a booth for kids to make butterfly costumes that they can wear to participate in the Spring Festival parade with the Honeybee Steel band and for the East Hardwick Children’s Parade. All materials will be supplied. The programs are sponsored by Caledonia Spirits, the Buffalo Mountain Food Coop, Sterling College, High Mowing Seeds, the Center for an Agricultural Economy, Pan Ashé International, Jeudevine Music School and the Friends of the Jeudevine Library. 

Saturday, May 27th from 9:00AM – 2:00PM: Spring Festival Book & Bake Sale and Parade Float

Once again the Friends of the Jeudevine Library will be part of the Kiwanis Spring Festival on Saturday, May 27. There will be a book and bake sale starting at 9 AM in front of the library. We need people to help set up, sell books and baked goods and wrap up at 2 PM.

We will also be having a pirate-themed float in the parade this year! It is being designed by the President of the Friends of the Library, Rob Alcusky and his wife, Sally Anstey! We would love to hear from children who want to be pirates on our pirate ship float.

Interested in helping in any way? Please call the library at 472-5948.

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Address: Jeudevine Memorial Library

                 93 North Main St.

                 P.O. Box 536

                 Hardwick, VT 05843