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Upcoming Events


Fri 21

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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Fri 21

Vermont Reads: Newsies Film Screening

September 21
3:00 pm
Newsies is a musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. When young newspaper sellers are exploited beyond reason by their bosses they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business. Read More »
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Sun 23

Vermont Reads: Screening of documentary Made in L.A.

September 23
1:00 pm
Join the East Monkton Church Association for a screening of the Emmy-award winning film Made in L.A., which follows the story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor rights. Read More »
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Sun 23

Lake Champlain Over the Years: A Visual and Historical Narrative

September 23
2:00 pm
Lake Champlain is one of the most historic bodies of water in the United States. Vermont historian Don Wickman shares tales of the lake's heritage coupled with illustrations. Read More »
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