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For the second summer in a row 2019 Tammie Award “Best Vermont Rock Album” winner David Rosane & the Zookeepers are touring to support Vermont libraries. They will be performing at the Hardwick Town House on Saturday, August 17th at 7 pm by donation at the door. All proceeds will go to the Jeudevine Expansion Fund. This is a high energy band which should rock the hall!
The tour shines a light on the pivotal role of libraries in our communities. "What started out last year as a grassroots effort has blossomed into a statewide project. We now have the support of the Vermont Department of Libraries, were introduced at the Vermont State Legislature, and are getting media attention, local business sponsors, and towns inviting us to play,” frontman David Rosane said.
This year's tour title is “Across the Zoo-niverse,” paralleling with the Summer Reading Program theme used by libraries all over the country: “A Universe of Stories.” Concerts will be held in 16 Vermont towns from all parts of the state. The kick-off concert was at Make Music Day Vermont, June 21st at the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington.
The trio includes frontman David Rosane with partners in crime musicians and community activists Don Sinclair & Jennifer Grossi, of Bradford, Vermont. Bandmate Jennifer Grossi added, “In many communities in Vermont, libraries are the only places some people can access the Internet. And we're lucky in Vermont-- there are more libraries here per capita than in any other state!" They describe their music as Indie folk-rock/pop and rather ‘nerdy,’ as they are academics, teachers and community activists by day, hence the library tour.
There will an opening set by Kyle Woolard of West Glover who is part of the band The Anatomy of Frank. He was recently featured at the Highland Center for the Arts. Find him at www.theanatomyoffrank.com.
Join Kathy and Steven Light, of the Fyre and Lightning Consort, as they present an afternoon of photos and music about their walk in the summer of 2018 along the entire Camino Frances de Santiago, over 500 miles. They will be presenting their program on Sunday, September 15th at 3 PM at the Hardwick Town House. This is a fundraising event for the Jeudevine Library Expansion Fund. Admission is by donation at the door.
There are many Camino routes throughout Europe and the Camino Frances, which has been a pilgrim route for over 1,000 years, has become the most popular route to Santiago. Starting in France they climbed over the Pyrenees and continued west through the Basque country, the Rioja region, Leon e Castilla and Galicia to Santiago de Compostela and then on to Finisterre (“the end of the world”) on the Atlantic coast.
Throughout their 40 days of walking they met fellow “pilgrims," locals in the tiny medieval villages they passed through as well as many people whose lives are devoted to supporting the walkers along their way. They walked through large cities, small villages and remarkable countryside. They toured innumerable churches, cathedrals and museums.
Their presentation, through the use of photos and videos and maps, will touch on their personal experiences, the various modern interpretations of being a pilgrim and the medieval and contemporary history of the Camino. They tell tales of the people they met, and places they stayed and walked by, the myriad feelings they had, the sense of being in a walking “river," and interesting facts and statistics about the Camino Frances. The talk, which lasts between 45 and 60 minutes is followed by a 30 minute performance (accompanied by more slides) of medieval and traditional music from northern Spain on voices, Galician bagpipes, harp, lute, guitar, recorders, whistle and clarinet. It concludes with an informal question and answer period.
For more about their walk check out: www.fyreandlightning.org/Camino.html. For more information about the program call Jeudevine Library at 472-5948.
The Jeudevine Library will be presenting a series of three programs presented by Bill April from AARP to help inform people of a growing and dangerous problem of fraud in the U.S. The first program will be held on Tuesday, September 17th at 7 PM on Weapons of Frau, an overview of the leading scams, techniques of con artists, and discussion of the steps to take to avoid victimization. This is the AARP’s “Flagship” presentation which has been presented most frequently. While addressing a wide range of issues, it only lightly covers computer/cyber scams. It does cover the people who are behind this activity and how they work.
This program will be followed by Fraud, Scams, and Con Artists: Coming to a Computer Near You on October 15th and Identity Theft on November 12th. Fraud and scams are a growing problem in the US. Come find out how you can spot them at these programs. There will be refreshments! The AARP has lot of information on their website: https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/. For more information about the program call the library at 472-5948.
Phone: (802) 472-5948
Address: Jeudevine Memorial Library
93 North Main St.
P.O. Box 536
Hardwick, VT 05843