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Vermont Reads: Last Night at the Telegraph Club Discussion

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February 7: 7:00 pm

Last Night at the Telegraph Club book cover

Come join Dr. Alan Berolzheimer, Vermont Humanities scholar, as he leads us in an interesting and informative community book discussion of the Vermont Reads book Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo.

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. 

Copies of the book are available at the Athenaeum circulation desks to read before the discussion.

Questions? Contact Adele West-Fisher at 802-748-8291 or







February 7
7:00 pm
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Adele West-Fisher
(802) 748-8291


St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
1171 Main St
St Johnsbury, VT 05819 United States
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