Thursday, June 24th at 5:15 PM:
So You've Been Publicly Shamed
by Jon Ronson
Join the Jeudevine Library for a book discussion on the timely subject of public shaming. In his book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, author Jon Ronson investigates the phenomenon of online shaming through social media and the historical antecedents of this kind of shaming back to the New England Puritans with their stocks and pillories. Ronson travelled the world meeting people who have been publicly shamed. They may have made a joke on social media that didn’t come off well. Once their mistake has been made public there is a collective outcry and their lives are made very difficult. With humor and insight, and some really heartbreaking stories, Ronson explores this modern-day problem with its roots in the past. A very readable book.
The discussion will be held at the Atkins Field Pavilion (where the Farmers Market takes place). Call 472-5948 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a copy of the book.
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On Race and Racism
2020 has given us a global pandemic and a global uprising of anti-racism around the world and especially in the United States. Under normal circumstances, the library would be the place you could turn to for community gatherings and conversations but our doors remain closed, for now, while we figure out how to safely re-open. The Jeudevine Memorial Library strives to be a place where all people feel welcome no matter the color of your skin, religious affiliation, income level, sexual orientation, gender, or your political persuasion. The library is a place to learn about history, current events, dreams of what the future might be, and to build awareness and knowledge.
Some of us are already actively working toward racial justice, others have just begun. Some have not yet started. No matter where you are at right now or what your age or reading level is, we have books ranging from exploring the history of race in America to books on anti-racism as well as exploring these issues, and the lives of Black people around the world, through fiction. Contact the library for help finding the books you would like to read.
We would be happy to try to interlibrary loan any titles that we don't have in our collection. Ask us!
Below are just a few titles on the subject that we have available at the library - you can reserve them by searching our catalog, or calling/texting the library (472-5948 - be sure to give your name if texting):
Adult fiction titles:
YA/middle grade fiction titles:
YA/middle grade non-fiction titles:
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Phone: (802) 472-5948
Address: Jeudevine Memorial Library
93 North Main St.
P.O. Box 536
Hardwick, VT 05843