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

P J Story time & Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Don’t forget to join us Friday, February 17th at 6:30 p.m. for P J Story time and bring your friend for a Stuffed Animal Sleepover.  We will have songs, stories, snack and a craft.  You will then settle your stuff animal in for them to have a sleepover at the library.  Come back in Saturday, February 18th at 10 a.m. and pick up your stuffed animal and see and hear about their adventure from overnight.  You then can also join our Saturday morning Story hour at 10 a.m.

Martin Luther King, Jr Day (Library Closed)

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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking. (Photo by Julian Wasser/Time Life Picture/Getty Images

The Enosburgh Public Library will be closed on Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The King Center notes that “the King Holiday is a time when the nation pauses to remember Dr. King’s life and work, but also to honor his legacy by making the holiday a day of community service: a day on, not a day off.” So take time to reflect, read or listen to Martin Luther King’s words, participate in an event, or do community service.

Story Time!!

No Story Time on Saturday, December 31st.  Instead join us at 11 a.m. for our Noon Year’s Eve Party!!!  We will be counting down til noon when the balloons will fall.  Join us for some crafts, activities, refreshments and party time for the kids.  This is there “New Year’s Eve” Party!

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