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“Bread and Roses, Too” by Katherine Paterson. Learn more.

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Upcoming Events


Sat 21

Vermont Reads: Bread and Roses, Too Book Discussion

April 21
2:00 pm
Join your friends and neighbors to discuss Katherine Paterson's "striking" novel, Bread and Roses, Too. Copies of this book are available at the John G. McCullough Free Library (2 Main Street, North Bennington, VT). Light refreshments will be available. Read More »
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Sat 21

Latchis Arts Enriched Film Screening: Vanishing Kings

April 21
7:00 pm
Vanishing Kings: Desert Lions of the Namib presented by CLAWS Conservancy, is a visually stunning film depicting a lion population on the edge. This small population has ventured into the oldest desert on the planet and managed to survive—for now. Learn how these desert-adapted lions make a living and the challenges they face. Read More »
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Sun 22

Book Discussion: The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler

April 22
2:00 pm
Delve into selections from the Great Books’ Foundation’s volume, The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler, and discover why, according to Dartmouth professor of ethics and human values Ronald M. Green, these short stories “remind us that most of our problems arise in the hidden recesses of the human heart.” Read More »
Mon 23

Book Discussion: Pelagie-La-Charrette by Antonine Maillet

April 23
11:30 am
Part of the Canadian Cultural Diversity series. Travel through Canada with four critically acclaimed books that make manifest Canada's cultural diversity. Read More »