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Upcoming Events


Wed 03

**DIGITAL** The Surprising History of Common Garden Vegetables

June 3
7:00 pm
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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Sun 14

**DIGITAL ONLY** Book Discussion: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

June 14
1:30 pm
Readers might not have encountered them since middle school, but these mid-century novels are ripe for revisiting. Despite often being assigned to young adults, the Pulitzer-winning titles in this series explore decidedly adult themes about relationships, war, and the human condition. Read More »
Tue 16

**DIGITAL** Northern Vermont University at Lyndon Veterans Book Group

June 16
5:00 pm
Our Veterans Book Groups create an opportunity for veterans to connect with each other, build relationships, read insightful materials, and share experiences. The group’s explorations include books, poetry, articles, and short stories, with the goal of fostering camaraderie and a safe space to reflect and share ideas and questions. Read More »
Tue 16

**DIGITAL ONLY** Book Discussion: Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris

June 16
7:00 pm
This series features recent Pulitzer Prize-winning works that consider the American legacy of racism through four genres. Read More »