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Edmunds Middle School in Burlington has celebrated the state-wide reading of “Brown Girl Dreaming” with family trees, a quilt, and other projects.

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Vermont Reads 2017

Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson. Learn more.
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Speakers Bureau

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

Public readings of Douglass’s Fourth of July speech. Learn more.

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Literacy Programs

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

Upcoming Events

Tue 30

A Thinking Person’s Guide to Watching Wildlife Films

May 30
7:00 pm
UVM anthropologist Luis Vivanco will unpack how nature and culture are portrayed in wildlife films over time, using the history of cinematic penguins as a key example. Part of the Ideas on Tap conversation series, held in partnership with the University of Vermont Humanities Center. Read More »
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Fri 02

Moth Girl Dreaming Storytelling Event

June 2
5:30 pm
Community members and students from Westford Elementary School will present dramatic readings of selected texts from Brown Girl Dreaming, poems of their own, as well as engage in a community storytelling event modeled on The Moth. Read More »
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Fri 02

Agatha Christie: Creator of Miss Jane Marple and Hercule Poirot

June 2
6:00 pm
In this living history performance by Helene Lang, Ms. Christie tells you how a typewriter in Torguay spawned over 80 mysteries and created Miss Jane Marple and Hercule Poirot. Read More »
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Wed 07

What If Poor Women Ran the World?

June 7
7:00 pm
Labor historian Annelise Orleck tells the story of nine African-American union maids in Las Vegas during the 1970’s who challenged welfare cuts and built a long-lasting, vibrant anti-poverty program run by poor mothers. Read More »
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