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Burnham Memorial Library

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898 Main St
Colchester, VT 05446 United States

July 2017

Vermont Reads 2017: Intergenerational Eats Discussion

July 25, 2017
4:00 pm

Let’s talk and eat! Brown Girl Dreaming has some fantastic descriptions of food, so we should eat them while we talk about the book. Sign up to take home a book to read and reserve the recipe you’d like to make. For teens and their adults. Read More »


August 2017

Vermont Reads 2017: Memoir Poetry Workshop

August 14, 2017
5:30 pm
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Brown Girl Dreaming has some beautiful poems about writing, and many poignant passages about author Jacqueline Woodson’s life. We’ll revisit these passages and learn some of the tricks of the trade of memoir. Read More »


Vermont Reads 2017: Writing Workshop with Geof Hewitt

August 16, 2017
4:30 pm

Join Vermont poet, teacher, and performer Geof Hewitt and our Young Writers’ Group for a writing workshop connected to Jacqueline Woodson's Brown Girl Dreaming. Read More »


Vermont Reads 2017: Brown Girl Dreaming Discussion with Geof Hewitt

August 16, 2017
6:00 pm

Join Vermont poet, teacher, and performer, Geof Hewitt for a book discussion of Jacqueline Woodson's Brown Girl Dreaming, this year’s Vermont Reads book. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the library. Read More »


July 2018

Reading Frederick Douglass 2018: Colchester

July 2, 2018
6:30 pm
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Join us as we read together the fiery July 5, 1852 speech in which the great abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This is a participatory event. Read More »

March 2019

Vermont Reads: “I Have a Dream” Discussion

March 20, 2019
6:00 pm

Join us as we kick off our Vermont Reads programming with an interactive listening session of Dr. Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech followed by a book and speech discussion. We’ll be virtually teaming up with South Hero Library for a multi-library book discussion. We’ll have popcorn, pretzels, coffee, and tea. Read More »


April 2019

Vermont Reads: March with Soul Food

April 12, 2019
4:00 pm

Let’s eat some good food and discuss March: Book One, the 2019 Vermont Reads pick. Pick up a recipe or some inspiration at the desk, and a copy of the book if you haven’t read it already. Bring your completed dish to share as we eat and chat! Please let us know what recipe you’re planning so we can inform those who may have allergies. Read More »


May 2019

Vermont Reads: Meet the Authors

May 8, 2019
6:00 pm

We’re screening a talk with authors Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, two of the authors of March: Book One, the Vermont Reads 2019 pick. The pre-recorded author event will run for about an hour. Light refreshments will be served as we discuss any topics of interest that arise during the talk with viewers. Read More »


Knowledge is Power! March Trivia

May 20, 2019
6:00 pm

Let’s play a trivia game! Librarians have compiled lots of pop culture, history, and musical clues inspired by the Vermont Reads book March: Book One and the civil rights movement for you to set your brain against. Win fabulous prizes and maybe learn a thing or two. Read More »

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