Vermont Reads 2017

Brown Girl Dreaming

Vermont Reads Events

Fri 21

Vermont Reads: Manchester Historical Society Artifact Display

September 1 - October 31
Manchester Community Library, Manchester Center
The Manchester Historical Society will mount an exhibit of historical artifacts that relate to and amplify the period during which "Bread and Roses, Too" takes place. The display will remain in the Manchester Community Library through October. Read More »
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Fri 21

Vermont Reads: Newsies Film Screening

September 21
3:00 pm
Manchester Community Library, Manchester Center
Newsies is 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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Sun 23

Vermont Reads: Screening of documentary Made in L.A.

September 23
1:00 pm
Join the East Monkton Church Association for a screening of the Emmy-award winning film Made in L.A., which follows the story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor rights. Read More »
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Wed 26

Vermont Reads 2018: Katherine Paterson Author Talk

September 26
6:30 pm
World-renowned children’s author, Vermont resident, and frequent VHC presenter Katherine Paterson will speak about her work including her book, Bread and Roses, Too, the Vermont Reads book for 2018. Read More »
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Wed 26

Vermont Reads: Hardwick During the Era of the Bread and Roses Strike

September 26
7:00 pm
Elizabeth Dow, PhD will talk about Hardwick in 1912 during the boom years of its granite industry. In Paterson's book Bread and Roses, Too, a group of children were sent to live with families in Barre, Vermont who were members of the Union. Dow will talk about the unions and the workers in Hardwick. Read More »
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Mon 01

Vermont Reads: Bread and Roses, Too Book Discussion

October 1
6:00 pm
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, St Johnsbury
Come join St. Johnsbury Athenaeum in collaboration with Pope Memorial Library for a lively discussion of the Katherine Paterson's Bread and Roses, Too, in an informal setting. Adults and youth are invited to participate. Read More »
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Wed 03

Vermont Reads: Bread and Roses, Too Book Discussion

October 3
7:00 pm
Come to the Jeudevine Library and pick up a copy of Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson in advance. Read the book and come to the library to discuss the book. The discussion will be led by Library Director, Lisa Sammet. Read More »
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Sat 06

Vermont Reads: Make a Printers Hat Like Granite Workers Wore

October 6
11:00 am
Kids age 6 and up are invited to learn to make Printers Hats and learn a little about the granite industry in Hardwick and Barre. Read More »
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Thu 11

Vermont Reads: Norma Rae Movie Screening

October 11
7:00 pm
Catamount Arts, St Johnsbury
Join the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum and Catamount Arts for a screening Norma Rae, a true story of a young single mother and textile worker (played by Sally Fields) who agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved. Read More »
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Sun 14

Vermont Reads Discussion: The Impact of the Textile Industry

October 14
12:00 pm
Bread and Roses, Too tells the story of striking mill workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts. We'll discuss the working conditions of the mill workers, the historical significance of the strike, and the impact that the textile industry had on our country. Read More »
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Sun 14

Vermont Reads: Bread and Roses, Too Book Discussion

October 14
2:00 pm
Join Martha Canfield Library for a book discussion of Bread and Roses, Too led by Arlington High School English teacher Carol Farley. We will be discussing how the characters deal with issues of labor strikes, education and roles of women, and children and immigrants in early twentieth-century life, among other topics. Read More »
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Thu 18

Vermont Reads: The Pajama Game Film Screening

October 18
7:00 pm
Catamount Arts, St Johnsbury
Join the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum and Catamount Arts for a Vermont Reads-themed film screening of The Pajama Game. This film is based on a Broadway musical starring Doris Day. An Iowa pajama factory worker falls in love with an affable superintendent who had been hired by the factory's boss to help oppose the workers' demand for a pay raise. Read More »
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Thu 25

Vermont Reads: Matewan Film Screening

October 25
7:00 pm
Catamount Arts, St Johnsbury
Join the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum and Catamount Arts for a screening of Matewan. This film is about a West Virginia coal miners' strike in 1920. Chris Cooper stars with John Sayles, who directed and wrote the script. This is one screening in St. Johnsbury's Movie Series featuring films that share parallel stories and/or similar themes with the Vermont Reads 2018 pick Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson. Read More »
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Thu 01

Vermont Reads: Newsies Film Screening

November 1
7:00 pm
Catamount Arts, St Johnsbury
Join the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum and Catamount Arts for a film screening of Newsies. This Disney musical loosely based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. This is one screening in St. Johnsbury's Movie Series featuring films that share parallel stories and/or similar themes with the Vermont Reads 2018 pick Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson. Read More »
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Sat 03

Vermont Reads: King Arthur Flour Motorcoach Tour

November 3
9:00 am
Pawlet Public Library will kick off its 2018 Vermont Reads program with a motor coach tour to King Arthur Flour in Norwich for a tour, baking demo, shopping, and lunch on your own at KA's Cafe. En route, we'll watch the 2015-2016 National History Day documentary about the historic textile strike in Lawrence, MA. Advanced registration and payment required. Read More »
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Wed 07

Bread and Roses, Too

November 7
7:00 pm
Acclaimed children’s book author Katherine Paterson discusses her novel of historical fiction that tells the story of the 1912 “Bread and Roses” strike in the Lawrence, Massachusetts textile mills through the eyes of an Italian-American girl and a runaway boy. Read More »
Tue 13

Bread and Roses, Too Book Discussion

November 13
1:00 pm
Adults are invited to join the Library's Tea Read Book Club to discuss the book Bread and Roses, Too by Vermont author Katherine Paterson. The story of the 1912 strike in the Lawrence, Ma., textile mills is seen through the eyes of a young Italian-American girl and a runaway boy. Discussion will include immigration and labor history. Free. Books available at the Library in advance of the discussion. Read More »
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Sat 17

Vermont Reads: Immigration Experience in the Slate Valley of New York and Vermont

November 17
1:00 pm
Slate Valley Museum, Granville
We'll meet at the Slate Valley Museum in Granville, N.Y., to view exhibits that interpret the immigration experience of many families who moved to the slate region of Vermont and New York to work in the slate industry. Through the themes of culture, economics, and education, the exhibits explore the reasons that thousands of immigrants from Wales, Ireland, Slovakia, and Italy came to work in the slate quarries. Read More »
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