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September 2018

Vermont Reads: Manchester Historical Society Artifact Display

September 1 – October 31
Manchester Community Library, Manchester Center
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The Manchester Historical Society will mount an exhibit of historical artifacts that relate to and amplify the period during which "Bread and Roses, Too" takes place. The display will remain in the Manchester Community Library through October. Read More »

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Vermont Reads: Newsies Film Screening

September 21
3:00 pm
Manchester Community Library, Manchester Center
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Newsies is a musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. When young newspaper sellers are exploited beyond reason by their bosses they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business. Read More »

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Vermont Reads: Screening of documentary Made in L.A.

September 23
1:00 pm

Join the East Monkton Church Association for a screening of the Emmy-award winning film Made in L.A., which follows the story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor rights. Read More »

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Lake Champlain Over the Years: A Visual and Historical Narrative

September 23
2:00 pm
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Lake Champlain is one of the most historic bodies of water in the United States. Vermont historian Don Wickman shares tales of the lake's heritage coupled with illustrations. Read More »

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The Silent Language of the Soul: The Legacy of Mime Marcel Marceau

September 23
2:00 pm
Varnum Memorial Library, Jeffersonville
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Twentieth century mime master Marcel Marceau advanced the art of the ancient Greco-Roman mime storytellers, the improvisational actors of the Commedia dell’Arte, and the pantomime of Charlie Chaplin. in this presentation, Circus Smirkus founder Rob Mermin will explore the metaphors of mime technique—what Marceau called “the silent language of the soul”—and discuss Marceau’s particular influence on the world’s cultural history. Read More »

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Book Discussion: Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

September 24
5:30 pm

The genre of graphic novels has flourished in recent years. Roz Chast's graphic memoir features her parents in their final years and highlights the literary value and artistic merit in this growing medium. Read More »

Lyndon State College Veterans Book Group 2018

September 24
5:30 pm
Lyndon State College, Lyndonville

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. This series is open to any former Service Member who served in a combat theater. Read More »

People, Music, and 88 Keys, More or Less: Keyboard Instruments through the Ages

September 24
7:00 pm
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Lionel Hampton and other jazz greats used the marimba and xylophone, and Tchaikovsky used the celeste. With presentation and music, St. Michael’s College Professor Emeritus William Tortolano leads an exploration of the harpsichord, clavichord, the pianoforte, and more through the ages. Read More »

Book Discussion: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver

September 26
3:00 pm

"Green" and "sustainable" have become such buzzwords, they have almost lost their meanings. This series explores how different authors and communities understand the multiple definitions and connotations of ecological sustainability and try to make it work in the world. Read More »

Vermont Reads 2018: Katherine Paterson Author Talk

September 26
6:30 pm
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World-renowned children’s author, Vermont resident, and frequent VHC presenter Katherine Paterson will speak about her work including her book, Bread and Roses, Too, the Vermont Reads book for 2018. Read More »

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