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March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. Learn more.

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Sun 20

Book Discussion: Beloved by Toni Morrison

January 20
1:30 pm
Part of the Family History series. The Pulitzer-winning novels in this series examine not only relationships, but also the ways difficult chapters of a family's past are revealed by the passing of time. Read More »
Sun 20

Vermont Youth Orchestra Winter Concert

January 20
3:00 pm
Help us kick off Vermont Reads 2019 at a special performance by the Vermont Youth Orchestra (VYO). The concert will include selections from “March: Book One.” Read More »
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Mon 21

Book Discussion: Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

January 21
10:30 am
Part of the International Migrations series. To or from the United States, spanning India, Cuba, Greece, and Ireland, this series of Pulitzer-winning works spotlights characters in the midst of broader migrations. Read More »
Mon 21

Book Discussion: The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

January 21
4:30 pm
What makes a character memorable? Why do the protagonists in these works of fiction linger long after the last page is turned? Read More »