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Vermont Reads: Last Night at the Telegraph Club Discussion

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October 18, 2023: 6:00 pm

Last Night at the Telegraph Club book cover

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malindo Lo will be the topic of discussion Lesley Wright, a Vermont Humanities book discussion leader, will facilitate a discussion of the 2023-24 statewide read book selection.

Lo’s book is about teenager Lily Hu, who is fully immersed in the life and culture of San Francisco’s Chinatown, home to Chinese immigrant families like hers. But as she comes of age in the 1950s, her passion for rockets and space exploration is matched by her curiosity about the Telegraph Club, located in a neighboring part of the city her parents have asked her to avoid. 

Last Night at The Telegraph Club explores themes of self-acceptance, familial and cultural ties, US/China relations, LGBTQ+ and Feminist history, McCarthyism and xenophobia, music of the 1940s and 1950s, and the Asian American experience, among others. 

This event will be held at the Pittsfield Town Hall on the village green. It will begin at 6pm.

Multiple copies of the book are available at Roger Clark Memorial Library and are available to anyone who would like to read it.

Event attendees can sign up by calling 802-746-4067 or emailing





October 18, 2023
6:00 pm
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Roger Clark Memorial Library
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Pittsfield Town Hall Village Green
40 Village Green
Pittsfield, 05762 United States
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