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Healthy Relationships Workshop: We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra

Sarah Henstra’s “We Contain Multitudes” offers a lot of perspectives on different relationships. Umbrella NEK will be presenting on power dynamics in relationships as well as introduce themselves as a community resource for any difficulties you might have with the theme of this book.

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Vermont Reads Book Discussion: We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra

Join Carpenter-Carse Library  and Charlotte Library via Zoom for a book discussion of this year’s Vermont Reads pick We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra. The novel tells the paired stories of two very different teenage boys who are initially reluctant to participate in a pen-pal assignment from their high school English teacher, but ultimately grow well beyond the boundaries of the school project to reveal earth-shattering revelations about themselves and their families.

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Correspondence Club: We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra

Drop-in style event to express your creativity through letter making. Has “We Contain Multitudes” rekindled an appreciation for letter writing? Join us! Bring any craft materials you wish to use.

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Vermont Reads 2022 Kickoff Discussion

Join three people central to the creation of The Most Costly Journey for a discussion about migration, farming, mental health, cartooning, and the Latinx farmworker experience in Vermont.

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Vermont Reads Book Discussion: We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra

Join Cobleigh Public Library to share your thoughts on 2021’s Vermont Reads pick We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra. The novel tells the paired stories of two very different teenage boys who are initially reluctant to participate in a pen-pal assignment from their high school English teacher, but ultimately grow well beyond the boundaries of the school project to reveal earth-shattering revelations about themselves and their families.

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North: A Conversation on Asylum, Spirituality and Activism

Join novelist Brad Kessler in conversation with Society of Asylum Medicine and Physicians for Human Rights members Joanne Ahola, MD and Deborah Ottenheimer, MD about Kessler’s new book, North, a novel about asylum in the United States today.

Black and white cartoon drawing of a farmer in rubber boots with cows in a Vermont barn yard
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Vermont Reads Book Discussion: The Most Costly Journey

Join Learning Lab instructor Ron Miller and community educator Jackie Fischer for a two-part conversation about The Most Costly Journey, an eye-opening and poignant account of the dreams and challenges of the people who do so much of the work essential to Vermont agriculture.

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Keiselim (Keysi) Montás: Words in the Woods

Keysi Montás was born in the Dominican Republic and migrated to New York at the age of 16. He has published five poetry books, two collections of short stories, and two collections of essays.

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Book Discussion: Farms and Gardens – My Garden (Book)

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. This event features a discussion on the essay collection My Garden (Book) by Jamaica Kincaid.

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Cartooning Reconsidered

From cave paintings and hieroglyphics, to comic books and emoji, visual expression has been a cornerstone of human communication. In this thought-provoking lecture, James Sturm, the co-founder of the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT will explore a brief history of the language and art of comics, and the new ways that cartooning and visual storytelling are changing the world.