Heat Squad is Coming to Town!
Want to learn about Energy Audits? How to get one? How to get weatherization work done on your home and get rebates for the work? Come to this workshop and learn about this on at the Memorial Building, Hardwick’s Town Office building.
The Heat Squad has been working in Vermont since 2009 and recently expanded into the NEK. Most of Vermont homes were built before we figured out we shouldn’t be heating the Great Outdoors. Homeowners want to upgrade their homes to be safer and more comfortable and the HEAT Squad is there to help and make home improvements manageable by offering trustworthy advice, support, access to incentives, and financing for health, safety, and efficiency upgrades so homeowners can take
charge of their homes.
Attendees will have an opportunity to meet the NEK auditor and energy advisor Sally Ayers. She will have her HEAT Squad car chock full of cool tools, including the blower door kit and infrared camera that she uses during a home audit visit to sleuth out opportunities for homeowners to save on their energy bills and make homes more comfortable. Sample audit reports will also be available, and information about rebates, incentives, financing a project, and the stove swap program. People who have had an audit, but need a bit more conversation to decide on next steps for weatherization work will be able to speak with Sally, first come, first served.
The Heat Squad works with the Vermont Low Income Trust for Electricity (VLITE) which funds projects that advance the state’s energy goals with a particular focus on the energy needs of low-income Vermonters. Find out more about them at https://www.heatsquad.org/ and https://vlite.org/.
This program is sponsored by the Jeudevine Library. For more information call 472-5948.
Thursday, July 29th at 5:15 pm
This Tender Land
by William Kent Krueger
Our book for July is This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger. Imagine 1932, Minnesota—the Lincoln School is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is also home to an orphan named Odie O’Banion, a lively boy whose exploits earn him the superintendent’s wrath. Forced to flee, he and his brother Albert, their best friend Mose, and a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own.
Over the course of one unforgettable summer, these four orphans will journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds. With the feel of a modern classic, This Tender Land is an enthralling, big-hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole. A perfect read for the summer of 2021.
Copies of the book will be available for check-out on July 9.
Our July Book Discussion will be held in the Memorial Room in the Hardwick Town Office Building (the Memorial Building).
For more information:
call the library at 472-5948 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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:
Phone: (802) 472-5948
Address: Jeudevine Memorial Library
93 North Main St.
P.O. Box 536
Hardwick, VT 05843