Grant Award Announcement

We are very excited to announce: The Enosburgh Public Library has received the 2017-2018 CLiF Rural Library grant from the Children’s Literacy Foundation.  The library will receive $2000.00 worth of children’s books plus $500.00 worth of books for the elementary school library. The library will also receive 4 storytelling presentations with free books for the participants and a grant to support another program initiative.
The Children’s Literacy Foundation awarded the grant to “help create a culture of literacy in your community and to build enthusiasm for your library”.

Reading & Discussion

The books for our April 18th discussion are available.  Please stop by the library and pick one up.  The book is Five Days At Memorial: Life And Death In A Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink.

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Here the author, a physician and reporter, provides a landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, and a suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice. She reconstructs 5 days at Memorial Medical Center and draws the reader into the lives of those who struggled mightily to survive and to maintain life amid chaos. After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths. She unspools the mystery of what happened in those days, of a hospital fighting for its life and into a conversation about the most terrifying form of health care rationing. In this book, she exposes the hidden dilemmas of end-of-life care and reveals just how ill-prepared we are in America for the impact of large-scale disasters, and how we can do better.–by WorldCat

 

 

Discussion

 

Join us for a book discussion facilitated by Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Nancy Dulude. Come and share your experience reading Being Mortal by Atul Gawande or meet others looking for a great book to read. Filled with professional insight, personal experience and heartwarming compassion, Being Mortal is written by one of the finest physician-authors of our time.

Wednesday March 22 at 6:30 PM

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Enosburgh Public Library

Located at 241 Main Street, behind the town clerk’s office

Sponsored by Franklin County Home Health Agency’s Hospice Program

and Enosburgh Public Library

For more information, please contact Nancy Dulude at 393-6721

                 or ndulude@fchha.org  or Enosburgh Public Library @ 933-2328