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October 2018

Vermont Reads: Matewan Film Screening

October 25
7:00 pm
Catamount Arts, St Johnsbury

Join the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum and Catamount Arts for a screening of Matewan. This film is about a West Virginia coal miners' strike in 1920. Chris Cooper stars with John Sayles, who directed and wrote the script. This is one screening in St. Johnsbury's Movie Series featuring films that share parallel stories and/or similar themes with the Vermont Reads 2018 pick Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson. Read More »

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Northern Vermont University’s Discussion of Bread and Roses, Too

October 28
6:00 pm

Join Willey Library at Northern Vermont University at Johnson for a discussion of the 2018 Vermont Reads book Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson. Read More »

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November 2018

Vermont Reads: Newsies Film Screening

November 1
7:00 pm
Catamount Arts, St Johnsbury

Join the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum and Catamount Arts for a film screening of Newsies. This Disney musical loosely based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. This is one screening in St. Johnsbury's Movie Series featuring films that share parallel stories and/or similar themes with the Vermont Reads 2018 pick Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson. Read More »

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Vermont Reads: King Arthur Flour Motorcoach Tour

November 3
9:00 am

Pawlet Public Library will kick off its 2018 Vermont Reads program with a motor coach tour to King Arthur Flour in Norwich for a tour, baking demo, shopping, and lunch on your own at KA's Cafe. En route, we'll watch the 2015-2016 National History Day documentary about the historic textile strike in Lawrence, MA. Advanced registration and payment required. Read More »

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Bread and Roses, Too

November 7
7:00 pm
Image of children walking in parade

Acclaimed children’s book author Katherine Paterson discusses her novel of historical fiction that tells the story of the 1912 “Bread and Roses” strike in the Lawrence, Massachusetts textile mills through the eyes of an Italian-American girl and a runaway boy. Read More »

Bread and Roses, Too Book Discussion

November 13
1:00 pm

Adults are invited to join the Library's Tea Read Book Club to discuss the book Bread and Roses, Too by Vermont author Katherine Paterson. The story of the 1912 strike in the Lawrence, Ma., textile mills is seen through the eyes of a young Italian-American girl and a runaway boy. Discussion will include immigration and labor history. Free. Books available at the Library in advance of the discussion. Read More »

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Vermont Reads 2018: Bread and Roses, Too Book Discussion

November 14
5:30 pm
Brownell Library, Essex Junction

Join the Brownell Library for a potluck dinner and a discussion of Bread and Roses, Too for kids, parents, and seniors. Read More »

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Vermont Reads: Immigration Experience in the Slate Valley of New York and Vermont

November 17
1:00 pm
Slate Valley Museum, Granville

We'll meet at the Slate Valley Museum in Granville, N.Y., to view exhibits that interpret the immigration experience of many families who moved to the slate region of Vermont and New York to work in the slate industry. Through the themes of culture, economics, and education, the exhibits explore the reasons that thousands of immigrants from Wales, Ireland, Slovakia, and Italy came to work in the slate quarries. Read More »

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