Two new Veterans Book Groups now open!

Two groups will start later this summer in Burlington. The book groups are free, but pre-registration is required.

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Veterans Book Groups

Registration is now open for two groups in Burlington. Learn more.

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Speakers Bureau

Host a thought-provoking presentation in your town! See our catalogue.

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Summer Humanities Camps

Twelve Vermont schools are holding Humanities Camps this summer. Learn more.

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Vermont Reads 2016 - Shackleton

Two dramatic tales of the legendary Antarctic expedition. Download the info packet.

Upcoming Events

Thu 28

Reading and Discussion: A Brother’s Blood by Michael White

July 28
7:00 pm
Part of the New England Uncovered series. What lies hidden beneath the popular images of New England with its white spires and Yankee frugality? More than meets the eye! Read More »
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Fri 29

Bookstock Literary Festival 2016

July 29
10:00 am
- July 31
6:00 pm
Bookstock is a free, three-day event featuring 40 authors and poets reading from and discussing their work. Read More »
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Wed 03

Book Discussion: Othello by William Shakespeare

August 3
7:00 pm
Join scholar Jim Schley and the Kimball Public Library for a two-part discussion of one of Shakespeare's most well-known tragedies. Read More »
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Thu 04

Book Discussion: The Armies of the Night by Norman Mailer

August 4
6:30 pm
The books in this series, comprised of Pulitzer-winning reporting and research, reveal facts and stories that continue to be relevant years after they were brought to the surface. Read More »
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