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May 2018

Vermont Reads 2018: Protest Banner Art Show

May 1 – May 31

This month-long art show inspired by Bread and Roses, Too will feature protest banners and signs designed and created by youth using mixed media. Read More »

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Wolf Peaches, Poisoned Peas, and Madame Pompadour’s Underwear: The Surprising History of Common Garden Vegetables

May 22
10:00 am
Shrewsbury Library, Cuttingsville
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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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Agatha Christie: Creator of Miss Jane Marple and Hercule Poirot

May 22
6:30 pm
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In this living history performance by Helene Lang, Ms. Christie tells you how a typewriter in Torguay spawned over 80 mysteries and created Miss Jane Marple and Hercule Poirot. Read More »

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Book Discussion: Beloved by Toni Morrison

May 22
7:00 pm

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

Katherine Paterson Author Talk

May 31
6:30 pm
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World-renowned children’s author and Vermont resident Katherine Paterson will speak about her work, including her book, "Bread and Roses, Too," which is VHC's Vermont Reads choice for 2018. Read More »

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June 2018

Vermont History through Song

June 1
7:00 pm
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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 »

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The Vermont Civil War Songbook

June 2
7:30 pm
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Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, dressed in period costume and joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, shares songs popular in Vermont during the Civil War as well as letters from Vermonters from the era. Read More »

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Veterans Place Veterans Book Group

June 4
6:15 pm
Veterans Place, Northfield
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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. Participants receive free copies of all readings. Read More »

Sorting the News From the Chaff

June 5
6:00 pm
Montgomery Town Library, Montgomery Center
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Paradoxically, the Internet has made it both easier and harder to find "truth." Almost everything we could ever want to know is available online, but how can we tell the good sources from the bad ones, discern fact from assumption, and distinguish ‘fake news’ from the real thing? Veteran journalist and educator Mark Timney shares strategies for evaluating news sources in the rapidly changing digital information age. Read More »

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Katherine Paterson Author Talk

June 5
6:30 pm
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World-renowned children’s author and Vermont resident Katherine Paterson will speak about her work, including her book, "Bread and Roses, Too," which is VHC's Vermont Reads choice for 2018. Read More »

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