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VT Reads Ernest Shackleton

posted Feb 1, 2016, 10:09 AM by

Henry Worsley, a British explorer, lost his life this week trying to cross the Antarctic continent.  What happened when Frank Worsley and Ernest Shackleton attempted this feat in 1914-1916?

Join us in exploring Shackleton's incredible Antarctic expedition!  We received 75 books from Vermont Reads to lend throughout West Rutland.

Kick-Off Event

Thursday, February 4th

6-7pm in the W.R.S. Library!

. . . and if you are attending the basketball games that night, please stop in between games!

Books and refreshments provided!

Taste the cure for scurvy. Have a hot drink to ward off hypothermia.


  • video preview

  • book talk

  • button design contest

  • sub-zero contest.

Leave with a copy of Jennifer Armstrong’s Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World or Caroline Alexander’s The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition.

Feb 1, 2016, 10:09 AM