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WORLD WAR I & AMERICA: AUTHOR EVENT

 

To mark the 100th anniversary of America's entry into World War I, the Hartland Public Library is presenting a panel discussion on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 6:30pm at Damon Hall in Hartland, Vermont. Panelists include:
Steven Sodergren, Associate Professor, History; Studies in War & Peace Program Director, Norwich University
Lea Williams, Chair, Department of English & Communications, Norwich University
Margaret H. Darrow, Professor of History, Dartmouth College
Bill Mares, Author of Grafting Memories: Essays on War & Commemoration

To mark the 100th anniversary of America's entry into World War I, the Hartland Public Library is presenting an author event with Richard Rubin, author of The Last of the Doughboys and Back Over There, Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 6:30PM at Damon Hall. Rubin is also the author of Confederacy of Silence: A True Tale of the New Old South and myriad pieces for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Smithsonian, and more.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Hartland Public Library.

This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America, presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.


NANOWRIMO EVENT: COME WRITE IN!

 

Come "write" in at the the Hartland Public Library for NaNoWriMo! We'll have chocolate, coffee, tea, water, wifi, and plot bunnies for adoption.

What is NaNoWriMo?
NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth is a creative writing project that challenges participants to write a 50,000 word manuscript between November 1-30. For more information, visit nanowrimo.org.


STORIES OF HARTLAND WITH CLYDE JENNE

Aging in Hartland and the Hartland Public Library present "Stories of Hartland with Clyde Jenne" on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 4:00-5:30PM at the Hartland Public Library. 

Jenne has served the town for nearly 24 years as Town Clerk, Moderator, Lister, and many other roles. He will share facts and interesting stories about Hartland and its people. Jenne will tell colorful stories about the people who have populated Hartland since 1763. Please come with questions and stories on your own to share.



HUNGRYTOWN

The Hartland Public Library is pleased to present folk-duo Hungrytown on Thursday, November 9th at 6:30PM at Damon Hall in Hartland, Vermont. 

After more than a decade of world-wide touring and three album releases, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson--otherwise known as Hungrytown--have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting. They released their first CD, Hungrytown, in 2008; Any Forgotten Thing in 2011; and Further West in 2015. The couple continue to spend more than half of each year on the road, especially roads in North America, Europe and New Zealand. Hungrytown's music has received extensive radio airplay worldwide and has appeared on several television shows, including Comedy Central's The Daily Show, IFC's Portlandia and Netflix's Lady Dynamite.

For more information, go to www.hungrytown.net.


SILENT BOOK CLUB

Bring a book, bring a friend. There's no required reading for the Silent Book Club. The first half hour we grab a snack (provided by the library) and talk about what we're reading, then we spend an hour reading and being in the company of other book lovers. The last half hour or so, we can socialize or keep reading. For more information call the library and ask to speak with Nancy or visit https://silentbook.club/.


WORLD WAR I & AMERICA: BOOK DISCUSSION

Please join us for our third and final World War I and America program: a book discussion of Pat Barker's Regeneration on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 6:30PM at the Hartland Public Library. The discussion will be led by Michael K. Heaney. Copies of the book are available at the library. 

Book description from Amazon.com:

In 1917, Siegfried Sasson, noted poet and decorated war hero, publicly refused to continue serving as a British officer in World War I. His reason: the war was a senseless slaughter. He was officially classified "mentally unsound" and sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital. There, a brilliant psychiatrist, Dr. William Rivers, set about restoring Sasson's "sanity" and sending him back to the trenches. This novel tells what happened as only a novel can. It is a war saga in which not a shot is fired. It is a story of a battle for a man's mind in which only the reader can decide who is the victor, who the vanquished, and who the victim.

This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.

ITALIAN CONVERSATION GROUP

 

 

GAMES FOR SENIORS

All seniors are welcome! Participants choose the games.


STORYTIME AND ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

We currently offer two weekly programs for children: a storytime for infants through age 5 and an after school club for grades 1-6 (younger with a parent). See the "Children and Teens" section of this website for more information about youth programming.

 
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