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East Corinth, VT 05040 United States
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January 2016

Book Discussion: The Arabian Nights by Muhsin Mahdi, ed., Husain Haddawy, trans.

January 14, 2016
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

This series explores Muslim piety and communal concepts such as ethics, governance, knowledge, and identity. Read More »

Book Discussion: The Conference of the Birds by Farid al-Din Attar

January 28, 2016
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

This series offers literary reflections on Muslim piety and communal concepts such as ethics, governance, knowledge, and identity, and reveals transformations in faith and identity, as Muslims living at different times and in different places have interpreted Islam. Read More »

February 2016

Book Discussion: Snow by Orhan Pamuk

February 11, 2016
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

This series offers literary reflections on Muslim piety and communal concepts such as ethics, governance, knowledge, and identity, and reveals transformations in faith and identity, as Muslims living at different times and in different places have interpreted Islam. Read More »

Book Discussion: Dreams of Trespass by Fatima Mernissi

February 25, 2016
4:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

This series offers literary reflections on Muslim piety and communal concepts such as ethics, governance, knowledge, and identity, and reveals transformations in faith and identity, as Muslims living at different times and in different places have interpreted Islam. Read More »

March 2016

Book Discussion: Minaret by Leila Aboulela

March 17, 2016
4:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

This series, developed jointly by the American Library Association and the NEH, offers literary reflections on Muslim piety and communal concepts such as ethics, governance, knowledge, and identity, and reveals transformations in faith and identity, as Muslims living at different times and in different places have interpreted Islam. Read More »

September 2016

The Endurance Screening

September 14, 2016
6:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

This 2000 documentary by George Butler, based on Caroline Alexander's The Endurance, tells the story of Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic expedition ending in 1916. Read More »

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Book Discussion: The Endurance

September 28, 2016
6:00 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

Caroline Alexander's The Endurance is a fascinating account of Shackleton's 1914-1916 expedition to Antarctica and his epic struggle to lead his crew to safety after the ship is crushed in pack ice. Read More »

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October 2016

Ken Linge: Three Weeks in the High Sierras

October 7, 2016
7:00 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

As part of Vermont Reads Shackleton, former Blake Memorial Library Director Ken Linge presents slides from his travels in the High Sierras. Read More »

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Laura Waterman: Winter above Treeline

October 26, 2016
6:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

As part of Vermont Reads Shackleton, Laura Waterman reads from her book, A Fine Kind of Madness: Mountain Adventures Tall and True, which she co-authored with her husband, Guy Waterman in 2000. Read More »

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November 2016

Vermont Reads: Outdoor Adventure Panel

November 10, 2016
1:00 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

As part of Vermont Reads Shackleton, join us to hear a panel of community members explore the theme, "Stepping Outside of our Comfort Zone." Read More »

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February 2017

Book Discussion: Don Quixote

February 17, 2017
4:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

Miguel de Cervantes’s classic novel, now 400 years old, is still widely regarded as one of the greatest works of fiction ever written. This modern translation by Edith Grossman provides material for several discussion sessions. Read More »

March 2017

Book Discussion: Don Quixote

March 3, 2017
4:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

Miguel de Cervantes’s classic novel, now 400 years old, is still widely regarded as one of the greatest works of fiction ever written. This modern translation by Edith Grossman provides material for several discussion sessions. Read More »

Book Discussion: Don Quixote

March 17, 2017
4:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

Miguel de Cervantes’s classic novel, now 400 years old, is still widely regarded as one of the greatest works of fiction ever written. This modern translation by Edith Grossman provides material for several discussion sessions. Read More »

April 2017

Book Discussion: Don Quixote

April 7, 2017
4:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

Miguel de Cervantes’s classic novel, now 400 years old, is still widely regarded as one of the greatest works of fiction ever written. This modern translation by Edith Grossman provides material for several discussion sessions. Read More »

August 2017

Vermont Reads 2017: Presentation with Lucy Maddox, author of The Parker Sisters: A Border Kidnapping

August 14, 2017
7:00 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

Author Lucy Maddox will lead an interactive presentation on her book, The Parker Sisters: A Border Kidnapping. This event will kick off Blake Memorial Library's 2017 Vermont Reads Programming. Read More »

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September 2017

Vermont Reads 2017 Read Aloud: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

September 8, 2017
4:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth
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Join us for a community read-aloud of VHC's 2017 Vermont Reads selection, Brown Girl Dreaming, a childhood memoir told in verse, by Jacqueline Woodson. Read More »

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Book Discussion: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

September 15, 2017
4:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

From Frederick Douglass's first autobiography to Malcolm X's incendiary account of his political awakening, the memoirs and essays in this series reveal as much about society as they do about their authors. Read More »

October 2017

Book Discussion: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

October 6, 2017
4:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

From Frederick Douglass's first autobiography to Malcolm X's incendiary account of his political awakening, the memoirs and essays in this series reveal as much about society as they do about their authors. Read More »

November 2017

Book Discussion: The Autobiography of Malcolm X

November 3, 2017
4:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

From Frederick Douglass's first autobiography to Malcolm X's incendiary account of his political awakening, the memoirs and essays in this series reveal as much about society as they do about their authors. Read More »

Book Discussion: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

November 17, 2017
4:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

From Frederick Douglass's first autobiography to Malcolm X's incendiary account of his political awakening, the memoirs and essays in this series reveal as much about society as they do about their authors. Read More »

February 2018

Book Discussion: March by Geraldine Brooks

February 16, 2018
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 »

March 2018

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

March 9, 2018
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 »

April 2018

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

April 6, 2018
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: Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam by James McPherson

April 27, 2018
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 »

February 2019

Book Discussion: Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

February 15, 2019
4:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

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 »

March 2019

Book Discussion: Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

March 8, 2019
4:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

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 »

Book Discussion: Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

March 29, 2019
4:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

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 »

April 2019

Book Discussion: Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

April 26, 2019
4:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

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 »

September 2019

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

September 9, 2019
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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Daisy Turner’s Kin

September 20, 2019
4:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth
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Vermont folklorist Jane Beck shares the story of the Turner family, a multigenerational saga spanning two centuries, played out across three continents. Read More »

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October 2019

Vermont Reads: The Story of Alexander Twilight

October 2, 2019
5:00 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

Born and raised in Corinth, VT, Alexander Twilight became the first African American to graduate from college and serve in the Vermont State Legislature. Join us for this student-led and award-winning presentation on Twilight's life and legacy. Read More »

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Vermont Reads Movie Night: Black Panther

October 11, 2019
6:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

Join us for a screening for the groundbreaking and award-winning superhero movie Black Panther for ages 12 and up. We will have popcorn and a discussion intermission for thought-provoking questions about race, gender, equality and cultural identity. Read More »

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July 2020

Wolf Peaches, Poisoned Peas, and Madame Pompadour’s Underwear: The Surprising History of Common Garden Vegetables

July 22, 2020
5:00 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth
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Common garden vegetables have long and fascinating histories. Science and history writer Rebecca Rupp will discuss the stories behind many of our favorites. Read More »

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*DIGITAL* Wolf Peaches, Poisoned Peas, and Madame Pompadour’s Underwear: The Surprising History of Common Garden Vegetables

July 22, 2020
5:00 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth
Image of garden vegetables

Common garden vegetables have long and fascinating histories. Science and history writer Rebecca Rupp will discuss the stories behind many of our favorites. Read More »

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August 2020

*POSTPONED* Circle of Sawdust: The Mud, Myth, and Magic of the Circus

August 17, 2020
5:00 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth
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Circus Smirkus founder Rob Mermin shows rare film clips and relates personal anecdotes of wacky characters, wild escapades, and poignant recollections of life in the world of the circus. Read More »

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January 2021

*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War by Tony Horwitz

January 15, 2021
4:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth
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Part of the Family History series. The Pulitzer-winning novels in this series examine not only relationships, but the ways difficult chapters of a family's past are revealed by the passing of time. Read More »

February 2021

*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: Beloved by Toni Morrison

February 12, 2021
4:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth
Image of box with old photos

Part of the Family History series. The Pulitzer-winning novels in this series examine not only relationships, but the ways difficult chapters of a family's past are revealed by the passing of time. Read More »

August 2021

Book Discussion: Changes in The Land: Indians, Colonists and The Ecology of New England

August 6, 2021
4:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

This book series explores area the regional Indigenous history and the environment. This book series is part of Blake Memorial Library's larger initiative which aims to explore the Indigenous history and culture of our community Read More »

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September 2021

An Intergenerational Exploration of the Indigenous History, Culture, and Land Use of Topsham and Corinth

September 24, 2021
4:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

Explore the Indigenous history and culture of our community through an elementary camp, Abenaki artist and speaker events, intergenerational discussions, creative expression, and permanent StoryWalk. Read More »

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