Dean will read from his book set in 1853, Boston, Massachusetts. The book is filled with adventure and brawling! Kidnapping attempts, a love affair, and historical details! But he will also illustrate why he chose this time and place to write about. The research into this era and setting was vital to the development of both his characters and his plot. Without research, he would not have found Finn. Dean will show period maps, lithographs, and paintings, along with some sobering facts about the Irish Diaspora, which started with the Potato Famine in 1846.
If you are a reader and like a good story you should plan to attend. If you are a writer and want to hear how another writer goes about the craft you should plan to attend, too! A great read for all ages; a fascinating family evening.
Mr. Brooks has a new book out and will be at the library to celebrate with some storytelling! Under the Oaken Bough is a collection of 17 folk and fairy tales, an author Q & A, a section on tips for telling, a suggested reading list, and a vocabulary list! It runs about 185 pages. It has 17 glorious illustrations by Rob Brookes, the man who has done the covers for all of his storytelling CDs. (His son Aidan did the cover for Gilgamesh!)
All ages welcome and encouraged!
Why do owls hoot? What are those hawks talking about? How do scientists find out what birds are saying? Join VINS and the Jeudevine and meet some of these talkative hawks, falcons, and owls up close! We'll practice identifying raptors by their calls, learn what these vocalizations might mean, and how they are made. You've never heard bird song like this!
Suitable for ages 4 and up!
Storytelling by one woman, a box with a crank, and musical interludes! All ages! Meredith Holch is a director, videographer, editor, and animator. Her work has been broadcast on PBS and has screened at the Museum of Modern Art, (MoMA) NYC, the National Art Gallery, DC, the Exploratorium, S.F., The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY, as well as at international film festivals, art galleries, and community spaces such as the walls of endangered community gardens and the sides of old barns in northern Vermont.
Magic Show at the library with Ed Popielarczyk! Ed is a professional magician, balloon sculptor, flea circus ringmaster, and storyteller. I have been entertaining children and family audiuences for over thirty years. His magic show is a comedy show that uses a lot of audience participation! YOU are the stars of the show because you help to make the magic happen!
For ages three and up.
Join the Lamoille County Nature Center at the Jeudevine to investigate insects! The days and nights of summer are loud with the serenade of crickets, katydids and cicadas. We'll take a closer look at why and how these insects sing and learn to decipher who it is we are hearing. Then learn to read air temperature by “insect thermometer,” see how well your own ears perform against a wall of insect sounds and make a simple cricket carrier to take home for your next cricket hunt.
Meet at the Hardwick Trails sign in the Hazen Union School parking lot. Children's Librarian, Miss Diane, will lead everyone on a short hike through the woods to the Little Free Library for stories and free books!
All ages welcome.
One hour of drawing/writing kindness on rocks to be hidden around town! We will have supplies but PLEASE bring your own rocks, too! We will have some rocks, oil based Sharpie pens, and sealer.
Phone: (802) 472-5948
Address: Jeudevine Memorial Library
93 North Main St.
P.O. Box 536
Hardwick, VT 05843