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Library News : Author Gwen Roland visits this Thursday at 5:00 PM
Posted by rsanders on 2018/8/14 16:40:00 (6 reads)

Author Visit!

Thursday, August 16th at 5:00 PM in the lower level

There will be a slide show of life in the swamp, reading and book signing (books available, cash or check)

In the early 1970s, two idealistic young people -- Gwen Carpenter Roland and Calvin Voisin -- decided to leave civilization and re-create the vanished simple life of their great-grandparents in the heart of Louisiana's million-acre Atchafalaya River Basin Swamp. Armed with a box of crayons and a book called How to Build Your Home in the Woods, they drew up plans to recycle a slave-built structure into a houseboat. Without power tools or building experience they constructed a floating dwelling complete with a brick fireplace. Towed deep into the sleepy waters of Bloody Bayou, it was their home for eight years. This is the tale of the not-so-simple life they made together -- days spent fishing, trading, making wine, growing food, and growing up -- told by Gwen with grace, economy, and eloquence.
Not long after they took up swamp living, Gwen and Calvin met a young photographer named C. C. Lockwood, who shared their "back to the earth" values. His photographs of the couple going about their daily routine were published in National Geographic magazine, bringing them unexpected fame. More than a quarter of a century later, after Gwen and Calvin had long since parted, one of Lockwood's photos of them appeared in a National Geographic collector's edition entitled 100 Best Pictures Unpublished -- and kindled the interest of a new generation.
With quiet wisdom, Gwen recounts her eight-year voyage of discovery -- about swamp life, wildlife, and herself. A keen observer of both the natural world and the ways of human beings, she transports readers to an unfamiliar and exotic place.

From Gwen:
"The Hart County Library book club read my memoir Atchafalaya Houseboat this month. Librarian Jean Mead then invited me to talk about how my life in the swamp led to a writing career and how writing a memoir differed from writing my novel Postmark Bayou Chene. "


http://www.gwenrolandbooks.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJuI5WIf6cA&feature=youtu.be

Library News : Homeschool Group Meetings
Posted by rsanders on 2018/5/2 13:27:37 (239 reads)

EVERYONE WELCOME!!!

Every second and fourth Friday at 1:30 PM.
Meet other homeschooling families in the children’s room and discuss your ideas for field trips, program ideas, and curriculum options.
Bring the kids -- we'll have activities to keep them busy while we plan. For all ages.

Library News : TINY TOTS! Baby Story Time
Posted by rsanders on 2016/4/19 14:40:00 (1768 reads)

TINY TOTS!
Baby Story Time @ Hart County Library

Every Monday at 11:00 AM

Program length: about 20 minutes. Babies from birth to 23 months enjoy songs, nursery rhymes, and finger plays with their favorite adult.
This program includes book-sharing time and language-enrichment activities.

Library News : Crochet Club
Posted by rsanders on 2016/2/1 14:50:00 (2193 reads)

Crochet Club

Crochet Club is open for beginner and experienced crocheters.
Come by and practice your craft with fellow crochet enthusiasts!
Bring your own project and chat while you work on your creation. Share your knowledge and learn from others.

Every Friday from 3:00-5:00
&
Every second Saturday from 11:00-1:00

Ages 13 and up.

Library News : Third Thursday Book Club
Posted by rsanders on 2015/9/28 13:40:00 (3627 reads)

Hart County Library Book Club meets every third Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM in the small meeting room.

Books will be available at front desk for check out. New members welcome!


July 19: “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate

August 16: We will meet at 5:00 PM to discuss “Atchafalaya Houseboat: My Years in the Louisiana Swamp" by Gwen Roland *AUTHOR VISIT!*

September 20: “Beartown” by Frederik Backman

October 18: “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng

November 15: “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio

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