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Quechee, VT 05059 United States

March 2016

Vermont Reads: Hot Tea and Icy Talk

March 11, 2016
5:00 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

Read 2016's Vermont Reads books on Ernest Shackleton, borrow the related DVDs, and enjoy conversation at the Quechee Library. Clips of the PBS documentary Chasing Shackleton will be shown in the background. Read More »

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Vermont Reads: Snack with Shackleton

March 24, 2016
1:00 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

Join us after en early release day from school for some snacks downstairs while exploring Shackleton expedition film clips, icy crafts, and making/tasting delicious gorp. Read More »

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June 2016

Book Discussion: All the President’s Men by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

June 2, 2016
6:30 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

Part of the A Hard Look at America series. The books in this series, comprised of Pulitzer-winning reporting and research, dig deep, revealing facts and stories that continue to be relevant years after they were brought to the surface. Read More »

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Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Lewis Chessmen

June 7, 2016
7:00 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

In this illustrated presentation, author Nancy Marie Brown discusses the Lewis Chessmen, the most famous chessmen of all time. Read More »

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July 2016

Book Discussion: Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink

July 7, 2016
6:30 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

Part of the Hard Look at America series. The books in this series, comprised of Pulitzer-winning reporting and research, dig deep, revealing facts and stories that continue to be relevant years after they were brought to the surface. Read More »

August 2016

Book Discussion: The Armies of the Night by Norman Mailer

August 4, 2016
6:30 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

The books in this series, comprised of Pulitzer-winning reporting and research, reveal facts and stories that continue to be relevant years after they were brought to the surface. Read More »

September 2016

Book Discussion: Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion by Edward J. Larson

September 8, 2016
6:30 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

The books in this series, comprised of Pulitzer-winning reporting and research, reveal facts and stories that continue to be relevant years after they were brought to the surface. Read More »

July 2017

Book Discussion: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

July 17, 2017
5:30 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

Human beings have undertaken pilgrimages of all kinds for thousands of years. Discover a variety of journeys—and whether the seekers find what they are looking for—in these varied writings. Read More »

August 2017

Book Discussion: The Rings of Saturn by G.W. Sebald

August 21, 2017
5:30 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

Human beings have undertaken pilgrimages of all kinds for thousands of years. Discover a variety of journeys—and whether the seekers find what they are looking for—in these varied writings. Read More »

September 2017

Book Discussion: Blanche Cleans Up by Barbara Neely

September 11, 2017
4:00 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

In these mysteries, mayhem and murder play out against a cultural/ethnic backdrop—illuminating more than simply whodunnit. Read More »

October 2017

Book Discussion: Blood of the Prodigal by P. L. Gaus

October 2, 2017
4:00 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

In these mysteries, mayhem and murder play out against a cultural/ethnic backdrop—illuminating more than simply whodunnit. Read More »

November 2017

Book Discussion: Indian Killer by Sherman Alexie

November 6, 2017
4:00 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

In these mysteries, mayhem and murder play out against a cultural/ethnic backdrop—illuminating more than simply whodunnit. Read More »

March 2018

Vermont Reads Film Screening: Newsies

March 23, 2018
10:15 am
Quechee Library, Quechee

Join Quechee Library for a film screening of Newsies, a musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. When young newspaper sellers are exploited beyond reason by their bosses they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business. Read More »

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April 2018

Bread and Roses, Too Multi-generational Book Discussion and Picket Signs Exhibit

April 13, 2018
3:00 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

This Vermont Reads event includes a display and short explanation of picket signs made and designed by Ottauquechee school students with art teacher Sarah Kniffin, followed by a multi-generational book discussion. Come for part or all of this event. Read More »

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June 2018

Book Discussion: Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

June 18, 2018
5:00 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

A book of short stories, a memoir, and two novels bring us to a present-day consideration of migration, immigration, and refuge. Read More »

July 2018

Book Discussion: The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantu

July 30, 2018
5:00 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

A book of short stories, a memoir, and two novels bring us to a present-day consideration of migration, immigration, and refuge. Read More »

August 2018

Book Discussion: Crossers by Philip Caputo

August 20, 2018
5:00 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

A book of short stories, a memoir, and two novels bring us to a present-day consideration of migration, immigration, and refuge. Read More »

September 2018

Book Discussion: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

September 17, 2018
5:00 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

A book of short stories, a memoir, and two novels bring us to a present-day consideration of migration, immigration, and refuge. Read More »

February 2019

*POSTPONED* Vermont Reads 2019 Panel Discussion

February 12, 2019
7:00 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

Join Quechee Library for a panel discussion focused on themes drawn from the 2019 Vermont Reads book March: Book One. Panel includes Jake Blum, Jon Gilbert Fox, John Hall, and Peter Teachout. Read More »

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March 2019

A History of the Concept of Race

March 9, 2019
10:00 am
Quechee Library, Quechee
Image of multiple faces combined

The first European to divide the peoples of the world into distinct races, in the seventeenth century, claimed that the Sami people of northern Scandinavia were one of four races on earth. Professor William Edelglass will trace the intellectual history of the concept of race in the West, from its prehistory to today. Read More »

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April 2019

Vermont Reads 2019 Talk with Cartoonist James Sturm

April 15, 2019
7:00 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee
Image of March: Book One cover

James Sturm, co-founder of Center for Cartoon Studies, will talk about how to read a graphic novel and discuss Vermont Reads 2019 pick March: Book One, along with his own new book, Off Season. Read More »

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June 2019

**POSTPONED** Book Discussion: The Lake on Fire by Rosellen Brown

June 4, 2019
5:30 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

This series starts with the 1893 Columbian Exposition and continues on through the Gilded Age. Three novels and a narrative history illustrate that spectacular time period in ways that in turn illuminate our own era. Read More »

July 2019

Book Discussion: The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

July 2, 2019
5:30 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

This series starts with the 1893 Columbian Exposition and continues on through the Gilded Age. Three novels and a narrative history illustrate that spectacular time period in ways that in turn illuminate our own era. Read More »

Reading Frederick Douglass 2019 – Quechee

July 3, 2019
11:00 am
Quechee Library, Quechee

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 »

August 2019

Book Discussion: American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood and the Crime of the Century by Howard Blum

August 13, 2019
5:30 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

This series starts with the 1893 Columbian Exposition and continues on through the Gilded Age. Three novels and a narrative history illustrate that spectacular time period in ways that in turn illuminate our own era. Read More »

September 2019

Book Discussion: The Maze of Windermere by Gregory Blake Smith

September 17, 2019
5:30 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

This series starts with the 1893 Columbian Exposition and continues on through the Gilded Age. Three novels and a narrative history illustrate that spectacular time period in ways that in turn illuminate our own era. Read More »

January 2020

Visible in Vermont: Our Stories Our Voices Quechee Exhibit

January 20 – January 31
Quechee Library, Quechee

This multi-generational photo and story exhibit highlights the experiences of people of color living and going to school in Vermont—telling their own stories and conveying the impact of racism on their lives. Presented by the Root Social Justice Center and supported by a VHC grant. Read More »

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Visible in Vermont Panel Discussion

January 25
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

Visible in Vermont is a multi-generational photo and story exhibit that highlights the experiences of people of color living and going to school in Vermont—telling their own stories and conveying the impact of racism on their lives. This panel discussion about the exhibit includes Asma Elhuni, Jarvis Green, Kale Camara, and Alicia Maddox. Presented by the Root Social Justice Center and supported by a VHC grant. Read More »

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March 2020

The Hate U Give Book and Film Discussion

March 16
5:00 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

Mississippi writer Angie Thomas’ debut novel, The Hate U Give, runs headlong into the challenges faced by young black kids in a world that doesn’t value their bodies or respect their voices. Yet it’s a universal story about a young girl making the choice to speak out. Join Quechee Library for a discussion. Read More »

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April 2020

**CANCELLED** The Revisioners Book Discussion

April 1
5:00 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

Join Quechee Library for a discussion of Margaret Wilkerson Seton's novel, an epic from days of slavery through today. Led by Historical Fiction Book Group facilitators. Read More »

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**POSTPONED** Vermont Reads: Change the Subject Documentary Screening

April 7
5:00 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

Join Quechee Library for a screening of the documentary Change the Subject, produced by Dartmouth students and staff to capture their confrontation of anti-immigrant sentiment from Baker-Berry Library to the Halls of Congress. Conversation with Dartmouth librarian following. Read More »

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May 2020

**DIGITAL** Vermont Reads Book/Film Discussion: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

May 26
4:00 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

Join Quechee Library for a discussion via Zoom of Vermont Humanities' 2020 Vermont Reads pick, Angie Thomas’ debut novel The Hate U Give. This story focuses on a teenage black girl and her two communities—neighborhood and private school—illuminating police violence, racism, and young love. Read More »

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September 2020

*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: When Reality Is Surreal, Only Fiction Can Make Sense of It

September 21
4:30 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee
Image of Suzanne Brown leading a book discussion

Through a collection of short fictional stories from New York Times Magazine's July 12 edition and two novels readers will explore the impact of pandemics. Read More »

October 2020

*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: Pale Horse, Pale Rider by Katherine Anne Porter

October 19
4:30 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee
Image of Suzanne Brown leading a book discussion

Through a collection of short fictional stories from New York Times Magazine's July 12 edition and two novels readers will explore the impact of pandemics. Read More »

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