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June 2020

**CANCELLED** Book Discussion: The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

June 1
5:30 pm

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

Murder in the Vermont Woods: A Story About Race, Class, and Gender in the 19th Century

June 3
7:00 pm
Worthen Library, South Hero
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Historian Jill Mudgett tells the story of an Indigenous man from southern New England who came to central Vermont during the late 19th century and was the victim of a murder. Read More »

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

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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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An Apprentice Boat Builder in Japan

June 7
2:00 pm
Varnum Memorial Library, Jeffersonville

Since 1996, writer and researcher Douglas Brooks has apprenticed with seven boat builders in Japan, building over a dozen types of Japanese boats. In this slide talk he shares his experiences with these traditional crafts. Read More »

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**POSTPONED** From the Parlor to Polling Place: Stories and Songs from the Suffragists

June 10
7:00 pm
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Singer and historian Linda Radtke, in period garb and "Votes for Women" sash, celebrates the centennial of the passage of the 19th amendment, specifically highlighting the decades-long persistence of Vermonters, both women and men. Read More »

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**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 »

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

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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 »

**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 »

**POSTPONED** The Value of Our Stories

June 17
6:00 pm

Each one of us has a story that is valuable. Poet Rajnii Eddins utilizes spoken word as a tool for engagement in conversations about race, culture, equity and the richness to be found in each of our stories. Read More »

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From the Parlor to Polling Place: Stories and Songs from the Suffragists

June 18
12:00 pm
Suffragette standing before a banner

Singer and historian Linda Radtke, in period garb and "Votes for Women" sash, celebrates the centennial of the passage of the 19th amendment, specifically highlighting the decades-long persistence of Vermonters, both women and men. Read More »

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