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Vermont Reads 2019

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

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Thu 21

Vermont Reads March Book Discussion

February 21
10:30 am
February is John Lewis month at the Rochester Public Library. The monthly History Book Club will be reading his graphic novel, March, along with his biography, Walking With the Wind, and meet February 21 to discuss. Read More »
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Thu 21

Vermont Reads: Graphic Novel Read-In

February 21
1:00 pm
Imagine an afternoon spent in a cozy spot, reading one graphic novel after the other. We’re about to make this dream a reality. Kids eight and up can join us for our first ever Read-in. Read More »
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Thu 21

Book Discussion: Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion by Edward J. Larson

February 21
6:30 pm
The books in this series, comprised of Pulitzer-winning reporting and research, dig deep, revealing facts and stories that continue to be relevant years after they were brought to the surface. Read More »
Fri 22

Women Veterans Book Group 2018

February 22
12:30 pm
Veterans Book Groups create an opportunity for veterans to explore books, poetry, articles, and short stories, with the goal of fostering camaraderie and a safe space to reflect and share ideas and questions. Participants receive free copies of all readings. Open to all US military women veterans. The group is free, but pre-registration is required. Read More »