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August 2019

Vermont Reads 2019: Discussion of March: Book One

August 28
7:00 pm

On the 56th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, join us for a discussion of John Lewis’ graphic memoir March: Book One, the Vermont Reads book for 2019. We will explore the book and the greater historical context. Please register for this discussion group by contacting the library and to check out a copy of the book. Read More »

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Vermont Reads 2019: Protest Song Sing-a-long

August 29
7:00 pm

In honor of the Vermont Reads 2019 book March: Book One by John Lewis, and the anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, join us for a protest song sing-a-long led by the Mount Mansfield Freedom and Unity Singers. This is a participatory program, but all are welcome to attend. Read More »

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September 2019

Vermont Reads 2019: Community Book Discussion of March: Book One

September 9
6:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

March: Book One is a graphic novel and memoir about the life of Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis. The book tells of Lewis’s childhood in rural Alabama and how he eventually found his way to becoming a prominent force in the Civil Rights movement. We will discuss the book and watch a short video of Lewis in the past and present participating in and speaking about nonviolent protests. Read More »

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Vermont Reads Book Discussion of March: Book One

September 21
2:00 pm

Join us for a group-led discussion of the 2019 Vermont Reads pick March: Book One by Rep John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and illustrated by Nate Powell. Read More »

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Vermont Reads 2019: Telling Stories through Quilt Designs

September 27
3:00 pm

In this after-school program, students will read Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson and Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky by Faith Ringgold, Students will create quilt designs that tell their personal stories. This program is for students in 3rd grade and up. Read More »

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October 2019

Vermont Reads: Discussion of March: Book One

October 2
6:30 pm

Join friends and neighbors for a discussion of the graphic novel, March: Book One that tells the story of John Lewis, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., and their battle to tear down segregation. Refreshments provided. Read More »

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A Visit with Congressman John Lewis and co-author Andrew Aydin

October 7
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Flynn MainStage, Burlington
Image of March: Book One cover

Congressman Lewis and his co-author Andrew Aydin will visit the Flynn Center to discuss their transformative and award-winning graphic novels, "The March Trilogy." Read More »

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A Student Matinee with Congressman John Lewis and co-author Andrew Aydin

October 8
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Flynn MainStage, Burlington
Image of March: Book One cover

Congressman Lewis and his co-author Andrew Aydin will visit the Flynn Center to discuss their transformative and award-winning graphic novels, "The March Trilogy." Read More »

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Vermont Reads: Film Screening of Selma

October 16
6:30 pm
Manchester Community Library, Manchester Center

Director Ava DuVernay's Selma tells the unforgettable true story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition, via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. Join us for a screening. Read More »

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Vermont Reads Movie Night: When Justice Isn’t Just

October 25
6:00 pm

Join Hartland Public Library for a free screening of When Justice Isn't Just. Directed by Oscar nominee David Massey, this dynamic documentary explores why so many unarmed people of color have been shot and killed by police officers. Read More »

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