The HBO Family documentary "I Can't Do This but I Can Do That: A Film for Families About Learning Differences," is an
inspiring account of children with LDs who have discovered real abilities, and have learned to use their strengths to overcome their learning struggles. It will be shown at the Jeudevine Memorial
Library and will be followed by a discussion led by Brad Smith, Director of the Vermont Learning-Support Initiative, a Hardwick-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping diverse learners
who aspire to college.
An estimated one in five school children today have learning and attention challenges of some kind. These differences are not limited to kids, and they generally do not “go away.” They decisively impact an individual’s learning, social life and sense of self. Too often, kids living with these issues are stigmatized in school and in society—with lifelong consequences. This film and discussion seeks to improve how learners who think differently are perceived and understood.
Please join for the film and community discussion sponsored by the Jeudevine Library. For more information call the library at 472-5948.
Participants of the “Pushing the Limits” book series have enjoyed the experience so much that everyone decided to read
another book suggested by one of the participants, also funded by the grant.
Copies of the book are available now. The first 10 people to sign up get a copy of the book to keep! The book discussion will be held at the Jeudevine Memorial Library. The film version of the book will be shown on the following Thursday ( ) at and will be followed by a discussion. More information on the film to come in next month's newsletter!
This book fits in with the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) theme of the “Pushing the Limits” discussion series which is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. The main character, Mae Holland, is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. But, what begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge. For more information call the Jeudevine Library at 472-5948.
Phone: (802) 472-5948
Address: Jeudevine Memorial Library
93 North Main St.
P.O. Box 536
Hardwick, VT 05843