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July 2020

Book Discussion: Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat

July 1
7:00 pm
Dover Free Library, East Dover
Image of author Jhumpa Lahiri

This series features contemporary, multicultural female voices. In novels and short stories, these foreign-born American writers celebrate the diversity of their dual heritages. Read More »

Book Discussion: America’s Dream by Esmeralda Santiago

July 15
7:00 pm
Dover Free Library, East Dover
Image of author Jhumpa Lahiri

This series features contemporary, multicultural female voices. In novels and short stories, these foreign-born American writers celebrate the diversity of their dual heritages. Read More »

Alexander Twilight Mini-Series: Natural History

July 17
11:00 am
Alexander Twilight

Join us in learning about African American Alexander Twilight's contributions to the state of Vermont. Staff have put together curriculum and tote bags with hands-on activities to highlight Twilight's influence and accomplishments as man educator. The event is to pick up take-home materials only. No physical program will be held onsite. Read More »

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Alexander Twilight Mini-Series: Natural History

July 24
11:00 am
Alexander Twilight

Join us in learning about African American Alexander Twilight's contributions to the state of Vermont. Staff have put together curriculum and tote bags with hands-on activities to highlight Twilight's influence and accomplishments as man educator. The event is to pick up take-home materials only. No physical program will be held onsite. Read More »

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Vermont Reads Book Discussion: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

July 28
5:00 pm
The Hate U Give cover

Mississippi writer Angie Thomas’ debut novel, “The Hate U Give,” runs headlong into the challenges faced by young black kids in a world that doesn’t value their bodies or respect their voices. Yet it’s a universal story about a young girl making the choice to speak out. Starr’s struggle to find her voice will likely resonate deeply with any kid who is facing down violence in their home, their neighborhood or their country. Read More »

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Book Discussion: Comfort Woman by Nora Keller

July 29
7:00 pm
Dover Free Library, East Dover
Image of author Jhumpa Lahiri

This series features contemporary, multicultural female voices. In novels and short stories, these foreign-born American writers celebrate the diversity of their dual heritages. Read More »

Alexander Twilight Mini-Series: Natural History

July 31
11:00 am
Alexander Twilight

Join us in learning about African American Alexander Twilight's contributions to the state of Vermont. Staff have put together curriculum and tote bags with hands-on activities to highlight Twilight's influence and accomplishments as man educator. The event is to pick up take-home materials only. No physical program will be held onsite. Read More »

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August 2020

Bees Besieged: A History of Beekeeping

August 5
7:00 pm
Image of beekeeper with hive

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: Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

August 5
7:00 pm
Dover Free Library, East Dover
Image of author Jhumpa Lahiri

This series features contemporary, multicultural female voices. In novels and short stories, these foreign-born American writers celebrate the diversity of their dual heritages. Read More »

“That the People May Live”: The Life and Legacy of Nicholas Black Elk, Holy Man of the Lakota

August 13
7:00 pm
Black Elk with his wife and family

This lecture explores the life and legacy of Nicholas Black Elk (c1866-1950), the Lakota holy man made famous by the book Black Elk Speaks. Damian Costello begins with Black Elk’s Great Vision and his struggle to discern his calling during the events of the Great Sioux War. Read More »

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