Vermont Reads 2018

Our Vermont Reads choice for 2018 is “Bread and Roses, Too” by celebrated Vermont author Katherine Paterson.


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First Wednesdays 2017-2018

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Vermont Reads 2018

“Bread and Roses, Too” by Katherine Paterson.¬†Learn more.

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Literacy Programs

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

Upcoming Events

Wed 17

Vermont History through Song

January 17
1:00 pm
Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, brings Vermont history to life with engaging commentary about the songs found in the Vermont Historical Society's collection of sheet music. Read More »
Thu 18

Book Discussion: Breeding Better Vermonters: The Eugenics Project in the Green Mountain State by Nancy Gallagher

January 18
10:30 am
Breeding Better Vermonters examines social, ethnic, and religious tensions and reveals how population studies, theories of human heredity, and a rhetoric of altruism became subtle, yet powerful tools of social control and exclusion in a state whose motto was "freedom and unity." Read More »
Thu 18

Bread and Roses, Too presentation with Katherine Paterson

January 18
2:00 pm
Author Katherine Paterson will be presenting and discussing her book Bread and Roses, Too, VHC's Vermont Reads 2018 book. This event is open to the public. Read More »
Thu 18

Book Discussion: Indian Killer by Sherman Alexie

January 18
6:30 pm
Part of the Mysterious Lens on American Culture series. In these mysteries, mayhem and murder play out against a cultural/ethnic backdrop‚ÄĒilluminating more than simply whodunnit. Read More »