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March 2018

Book Discussion: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

March 25
1:30 pm

Part of the American Stories across the Generations series. The books in this series focus on the theme of relationships between children and older adults. Read More »

Book Discussion: Island by Alistair MacLeod

March 26
11:30 am

Part of the Canadian Cultural Diversity series. Travel through Canada with four critically acclaimed books that make manifest Canada's cultural diversity. Read More »

Book Discussion: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

March 26
7:30 pm

Memoirs come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common: They are not autobiographies. Rather than a straight chronology of the author’s life, memoirs hone in on a specific feature of that life. The following memoirs use both traditional and unconventional formats to do just that. Read More »

Book Discussion: The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States

March 28
6:00 pm

Part of the Seminal Statements of American Values series. Founding documents and landmark speeches help us to understand America's operating principles and values—what they mean, how well we practice what we preach, and what relationship words have to action in good times and bad. Read More »

Book Discussion: Here and Nowhere Else: Late Seasons of a Farm and Its Family by Jane Brox

March 28
6:30 pm

Vermonters know as well as anyone the rich metaphors inherent in farming and gardening. These authors dig deep to explore the philosophical roots, family dynamics, and personal enrichment associated with tending and growing. Read More »

April 2018

Book Discussion: On Human Nature by Edward O. Wilson

April 5
7:00 pm

Pulitzer-winning nonfiction writers have at times looked beyond the world's current era. Instead, the titles in this series explore humanity's relationship to forces beyond its control, such as evolution, disease, and the planet’s fragile ecosystems. Read More »

Book Discussion: America’s War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on Their 150th Anniversaries anthology by Edward L. Ayers, ed.

April 6
4:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

This Civil War sesquicentennial commemorative series uses works of historical fiction and interpretation, speeches, diaries, memoirs, biographies, and short stories to examine a broad range of perspectives in an exploration of the American Civil War. Read More »

Book Discussion: To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

April 7
2:00 pm

What makes a character memorable? Why do the protagonists in these works of fiction linger long after the last page is turned? Read More »

Book Discussion: The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler

April 8
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 »

Book Discussion: Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

April 9
7:00 pm

Classic works of literature of a certain size and heft—both literal and figurative—can be a little daunting to tackle on one’s own, and in one big gulp. A multi-session group is the ideal environment in which to relish them, and the rewards are many. Read More »

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