Vermont Reads in Richmond

Students at the Mansfield Cooperative School studied “Bread and Roses, Too” by Katherine Paterson, and performed poems that they had written and choreographed. Apply by June 1 to host a Vermont Reads program in your town!

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Vermont Reads 2018

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

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Upcoming Events


Mon 21

Vermont Reads 2018: Protest Banner Art Show

May 1 - May 31
This month-long art show inspired by Bread and Roses, Too will feature protest banners and signs designed and created by youth using mixed media. Read More »
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Tue 22

Wolf Peaches, Poisoned Peas, and Madame Pompadour’s Underwear: The Surprising History of Common Garden Vegetables

May 22
10:00 am
Common garden vegetables have long and fascinating histories. Science and history writer Rebecca Rupp will discuss the stories behind many of our favorites. Read More »
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Tue 22

Agatha Christie: Creator of Miss Jane Marple and Hercule Poirot

May 22
6:30 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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Tue 22

Book Discussion: Beloved by Toni Morrison

May 22
7:00 pm
Part of the Family History series. The Pulitzer-winning novels in this series examine not only relationships, but the ways difficult chapters of a family's past are revealed by the passing of time. Read More »