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Upcoming Events


Mon 24

Vermont Reads: Manchester Historical Society Artifact Display

September 1 - October 31
The Manchester Historical Society will mount an exhibit of historical artifacts that relate to and amplify the period during which "Bread and Roses, Too" takes place. The display will remain in the Manchester Community Library through October. Read More »
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Mon 24

Book Discussion: Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

September 24
5:30 pm
The genre of graphic novels has flourished in recent years. Roz Chast's graphic memoir features her parents in their final years and highlights the literary value and artistic merit in this growing medium. Read More »
Mon 24

Lyndon State College Veterans Book Group 2018

September 24
5:30 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. This series is open to any former Service Member who served in a combat theater. Read More »
Mon 24

Lyndon State College Veterans Book Group 2018

September 24
5:30 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. This series is open to any former Service Member who served in a combat theater. Read More »