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Varnum Memorial Library

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194 Main St
Jeffersonville, VT 05464 United States
http://thevarnum.org/

November 2018

Soup to Nuts: An Eccentric History of Food

November 3
3:00 pm
Varnum Memorial Library, Jeffersonville
Image of painting of medieval kitchen helpers

The history of what and how we eat encompasses everything from the prehistoric mammoth luau to the medieval banquet to the modern three squares a day. Presented by writer Rebecca Rupp, this talk lets attendees find out about the rocky evolution of table manners, the not-so-welcome invention of the fork, the awful advent of portable soup, and the surprising benefits of family dinners. Read More »

Book Discussion: The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

November 10
3:00 pm
Varnum Memorial Library, Jeffersonville

In a short 35 years, the Booker has achieved an air of dignity and respect that rivals even the 86-year-old Pulitzer Prize. Graham Swift, who won the Booker in 1996, singled it out as the finest accolade a writer can receive. "It's the one which, if we're completely honest, we most covet." Read More »

December 2018

Book Discussion: The Life and Times of Michael K. by J. M. Coetzee

December 8
3:00 pm
Varnum Memorial Library, Jeffersonville

In a short 35 years, the Booker has achieved an air of dignity and respect that rivals even the 86-year-old Pulitzer Prize. Graham Swift, who won the Booker in 1996, singled it out as the finest accolade a writer can receive. "It's the one which, if we're completely honest, we most covet." Read More »

January 2019

Book Discussion: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

January 12, 2019
3:00 pm
Varnum Memorial Library, Jeffersonville

In a short 35 years, the Booker has achieved an air of dignity and respect that rivals even the 86-year-old Pulitzer Prize. Graham Swift, who won the Booker in 1996, singled it out as the finest accolade a writer can receive. "It's the one which, if we're completely honest, we most covet." Read More »

February 2019

Book Discussion: The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

February 9, 2019
3:00 pm
Varnum Memorial Library, Jeffersonville

In a short 35 years, the Booker has achieved an air of dignity and respect that rivals even the 86-year-old Pulitzer Prize. Graham Swift, who won the Booker in 1996, singled it out as the finest accolade a writer can receive. "It's the one which, if we're completely honest, we most covet." Read More »

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