Vermont Reads 2019

We have chosen a graphic novel for our statewide reading program: March: Book One, by civil rights icon John Lewis, with co-writer Andrew Aydin and graphic artist Nate Powell.

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Vermont Reads 2019

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

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Upcoming Events

Mon 19

Book Discussion: Walden and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

November 19
7:00 pm
Classic works of literature of a certain size and heft—both literal and figurative—can be a little daunting to tackle on one’s own, and in one big gulp. A multi-session group is the ideal environment in which to relish them—and the rewards are many. Read More »
Wed 21

Book Discussion: The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono

November 21
3:00 pm
Part of the Sustainability series. "Green" and "sustainable" have become such buzzwords, they have almost lost their meanings. This series explores how different authors and communities understand the multiple definitions and connotations of ecological sustainability and try to make it work in the world. Read More »
Wed 21

VA Combat Veterans Book Group 2018

November 21
5:00 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 »
Tue 27

Solidarity Forever: Songs of Unions and Labor

November 27
7:00 pm
For centuries, working people have used songs to express protest and hope and as an organizing tool. Using live and recorded music, Mark Greenberg surveys American labor songs from the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution, through the Wobblies, and into the coal wars of the 1930. Read More »