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July 2017

Vermont Reads 2017: Intergenerational Eats Discussion

July 25
4:00 pm

Let’s talk and eat! Brown Girl Dreaming has some fantastic descriptions of food, so we should eat them while we talk about the book. Sign up to take home a book to read and reserve the recipe you’d like to make. For teens and their adults. Read More »


Vermont’s Musical Ladies

July 26
7:00 pm
Hope Davey Park, Waterbury
Image of Linda Radtke singing

Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, explores the contributions of Vermont women to the traditions of parlor songs, women’s club music contests, and social reform efforts. Read More »


Bookstock Literary Festival 2017

July 28 – July 30
The Green, Woodstock

Bookstock, Woodstock’s literary festival, takes place July 28–30, free and open to all. Renowned and regional authors present fiction, poetry, history, nature and more. Buy second-hand books and soak up art, live music and virtual reality demos. Read More »


Burlington Women Veterans Book Group

July 28
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Image of veterans' hands clasped behind back

The group is free, but pre-registration is required. This program provides an opportunity for veterans to connect with other veterans, build relationships, read insightful materials, and share experiences. Read More »

Vermont History through Song

July 29
7:00 pm
Memorial Hall, Wilmington
Image of Linda Radtke

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 »

August 2017

The Old Country Fiddler: Charles Ross Taggart, Vermont’s Traveling Entertainer

August 1
6:00 pm
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Fiddler Adam Boyce portrays Charles Ross Taggart near the end of his career, circa 1936, sharing recollections of his life and career interspersed with live fiddling and humorous sketches. Read More »


Veterans Book Group: VA Women’s Care Center

August 2
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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This series is open to all women who have served in the U.S. military. The group is free, but pre-registration is required. Veterans Book Groups create an opportunity for veterans to explore 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 »

Book Discussion: The Color Purple by Alice Walker

August 2
7:00 pm
Dover Free Library, East Dover

Part of the Changing South series. The lingering effects of slavery, the Civil War, and rural strife provide a complex background in this series of Pulitzer-winning novels set in the American South. Read More »

Vermont Reads 2017 Movie Night: Ruby Bridges

August 4
6:00 pm

Disney presents the inspiring true story of one little girl whose strength and dignity during the racially charged 1960s helped change history! The movie will be preceded by a discussion about the connection between books like Brown Girl Dreaming and the story of young Ruby Bridges Read More »


John Quincy Adams: A Spirit Unconquerable!

Image of John Quincy Adams

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that John Quincy Adams "took his tea with sulfuric acid." Perhaps he did, but he also wrote poetry, loved theater, opera, and good wine and company; he held informed views on a myriad of subjects. Actor Jim Cooke portrays him in the last decade of a remarkable life as he sits for his final portrait. Read More »

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