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August 2018

Rock of Ages Granite Quarry Field Trip

August 22
9:00 am
Rock of Ages Corporation, Graniteville
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Barre, Vermont, featured in Bread and Roses, Too, made a huge contribution to the granite industry and was the home of many immigrants from Italy, France, Scotland, and China, among other places. The Waterbury Library will host a field trip to the Rock of Ages Granite Quarry in Graniteville where participants will learn about the quarrying and manufacturing of granite. Read More »

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September 2018

Vermont Reads: Union Train

September 7
6:00 pm
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Winooski will kick off its Vermont Reads 2018 programming with a free concert for all ages by Vermont-based folk entertainer, Rik Palieri. Rik will weave together a collection of historic labor songs, storytelling, and sing-along that will reveal the history of labor unions and the power of song to unify. Read More »

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Vermont Reads 2018: Author Katherine Paterson Talk

September 26
6:30 pm

World-renowned children’s author, Vermont resident, and frequent VHC presenter Katherine Paterson will speak about her work including her book, Bread and Roses, Too, the Vermont Reads book for 2018. Read More »

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November 2018

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 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: 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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