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June 2020

**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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**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 »

**DIGITAL** Book Discussion: The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler

June 18
2:00 pm

Delve into selections from the Great Books’ Foundation’s volume, The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler, and discover why, according to Dartmouth professor of ethics and human values Ronald M. Green, these short stories “remind us that most of our problems arise in the hidden recesses of the human heart.” Read More »

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

June 18
6:00 pm

The genre of graphic novels has flourished in recent years. The four highly acclaimed works in this series—three memoirs and one work of historical fiction—highlight the literary value and artistic merit in this growing medium. Read More »

**DIGITAL ONLY** Book Discussion: Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

June 23
7:00 pm

Part of the New England Uncovered series. What lies hidden beneath the popular images of New England with its white spires and Yankee frugality? More than meets the eye! Read More »

July 2020

**Digital Only** Book Discussion: Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

July 16
6:00 pm

The genre of graphic novels has flourished in recent years. The four highly acclaimed works in this series—three memoirs and one work of historical fiction—highlight the literary value and artistic merit in this growing medium. Read More »

**DIGITAL ONLY** Book Discussion: Affliction by Russell Banks

July 21
7:00 pm

Part of the New England Uncovered series. What lies hidden beneath the popular images of New England with its white spires and Yankee frugality? More than meets the eye! Read More »

August 2020

**Digital Only** Book Discussion: Berlin, City of Stone by Jason Lutes

August 13
6:00 pm

The genre of graphic novels has flourished in recent years. The four highly acclaimed works in this series—three memoirs and one work of historical fiction—highlight the literary value and artistic merit in this growing medium. Read More »

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