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August 2018

Rock of Ages Granite Quarry Field Trip

August 22
9:00 am
Rock of Ages Corporation, Graniteville
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Barre, Vermont, featured in Bread and Roses, Too, made a huge contribution to the granite industry and was the home of many immigrants from Italy, France, Scotland, and China, among other places. The Waterbury Library will host a field trip to the Rock of Ages Granite Quarry in Graniteville where participants will learn about the quarrying and manufacturing of granite. Read More »

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VA Women’s Care Center Veterans Book Group

August 22
5:00 pm
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This series is open to all women who have served in the U.S. military. Participants receive free copies of all readings, and a light dinner will be provided at each session. The group is free, but pre-registration is required. Read More »

Vermont Reads 2018: Union Labor in the Days of Comerford Dam

August 22
6:30 pm
Davies Memorial Library, Lower Waterford
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The Waterford Historical Society presents a program on the role of unions in the construction of the Comerford Dam, which changed the Waterford landscape permanently. Part of Vermont Reads 2018. Read More »

Book Discussion: The Cliff Walk: A Memoir of a Job Lost and a Life Found by Don Snyder

August 23
6:00 pm

Who is the working class? Look past the stereotypes to examine the realities of minimum-wage existence, small-town economics, social divisions, and what does or doesn't constitute the good life. Read More »

Bees Besieged: A History of Beekeeping

August 26
2:00 pm
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Bill Mares, writer and a beekeeper for 45 years, will tell of the origins and evolution of beekeeping, sometimes referred to as "farming for intellectuals," with a particular emphasis on his research in Vermont. Read More »

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Book Discussion: Montana 1948 by Larry Watson

August 29
7:00 pm
Dover Free Library, East Dover

A rich selection of three novels and one memoir that explores family and deals with some of the most emotional aspects of blood relationships: the generational divide, communication, betrayal, reconciliation, forgiveness, and love. Read More »

September 2018

Solidarity Forever: Songs of Unions and Labor

September 3
7:00 pm
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For centuries, working people have used songs to express protest and hope and as an organizing tool. Using live and recorded music, Mark Greenberg surveys American labor songs from the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution, through the Wobblies, and into the coal wars of the 1930s. Read More »

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VA Women’s Care Center Veterans Book Group

September 5
5:00 pm
Image of veterans' hands clasped behind back

This series is open to all women who have served in the U.S. military. Participants receive free copies of all readings, and a light dinner will be provided at each session. The group is free, but pre-registration is required. Read More »

VA Combat Veterans Book Group 2018

September 5
5:00 pm
Image of veterans' hands clasped behind back

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 »

Remember and Resist: The Dutch Example

September 5
6:00 pm
Image of Dutch resister Hannie Schaft

Contrary to the image that most Dutch people resisted the Nazis, only a small percentage actively participated—many of them women delivering messages or smuggling children to safety. What would they say if they could speak to us now? Read More »

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