Fall Conference

Register now for “Searching for Home: Journeys, Quests and Migrations,” held at UVM on Nov. 15 & 16. With author Kiese Laymon and Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh.

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Watch a video of their Vermont Reads 2019 talk from the Flynn Center in Burlington, recorded on October 7.

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Fall Conference 2019

Searching for Home: Journeys, Quests and Migrations. Nov. 15 & 16. Learn more.

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Literacy Programs

Designed for specific underserved and at-risk audiences. Learn more.

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Upcoming Events


Tue 15

Book Discussion: The Line Becomes A River by Francisco Cantu

October 15
7:00 pm
Part of the Border Crossing series. A book of short stories, a memoir and two novels bring us to present day consideration of migration, immigration and refuge. Read More »
Wed 16

VA Combat Veterans Book Group 2019

October 16
5:00 pm
VHC's Veterans Book Groups create an opportunity for veterans to connect with each other, build relationships, read insightful materials, and share experiences. The group’s explorations include books, poetry, articles, and short stories, with the goal of fostering camaraderie and a safe space to reflect and share ideas and questions. Open to all veterans who served in combat. Read More »
Wed 16

Vermont Reads: Film Screening of Selma

October 16
6:30 pm
Director Ava DuVernay's Selma tells the unforgettable true story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition, via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. Join us for a screening. Read More »
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Wed 16

Anne Frank’s Neighbors: What Did They Do?

October 16
6:30 pm
Although Anne Frank’s Diary is the most widely read nonfiction book in the world after the Bible, little attention has been paid to her neighbors—the people who lived alongside the Jewish population as persecution intensified. Mary Fillmore examines the choices they faced and the decisions they made in the face of those choices. Read More »
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