Vermont Reads 2017

Brown Girl Dreaming

Vermont Reads Events

Tue 25

Fairfax Community Library Poetry Station

April 1 - April 30
In celebration of National Poetry Month and Vermont Reads Brown Girl Dreaming, the Fairfax Community Library will host a poetry station for the month of April. Patrons are encouraged to submit their own poems relating to personal memories. Read More »
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Thu 27

Book Discussion: Night on Fire by Ronald Kidd

April 27
12:00 pm
Ronald Kidd's acclaimed novel takes a young adult's perspective on the 1961 Freedom Rides in Anniston, Alabama. Discussions begin at 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Read More »
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Thu 27

Book Discussion: Brown Girl Dreaming

April 27
6:30 pm
This beautiful memoir of author Jacqueline Woodson's childhood, written in verse, tells the story of a young person finding her voice and examines the strength of family bonds. This multi-generational discussion is facilitated by students from area schools who have been studying Brown Girl Dreaming. Read More »
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Fri 28

Storytime for Social Justice

April 28
5:00 pm
Help our children become thoughtful, kind, and open-minded leaders. All are welcome! Storytimes are planned for youth age 6 and younger. Read More »
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Fri 28

Junior Jam: A Youth Poetry Event

April 28
6:00 pm
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, St Johnsbury
Elementary and middle school students will read original and favorite poetry. Selections from Brown Girl Dreaming will be interspersed throughout the program. Open Mic available after the planned program for attendees to share poetry in the time left. Read More »
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Sat 29

Making Meaning of Memory: Memoir Writing Workshop

April 29
10:30 am
Try your hand at the popular genre that author Jacqueline Woodson employs in Brown Girl Dreaming. Award-winning author Elayne Clift will lead this memoir writing workshop. Read More »
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Sat 29

Book Discussion: Brown Girl Dreaming

April 29
1:00 pm
Please join us to discuss the 2017 Vermont Reads title Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson, as well as Witness by Karen Hesse. Copies of the books are available at the library. Refreshments will be served. Read More »
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Mon 08

Talking to Our Neighbors about Racism

May 8
6:30 pm
This community discussion explores how to more effectively engage friends, family and acquaintances about topics of race and racism. We will draw on participants' experiences in order to develop thoughtful and productive approaches to topics that can be difficult. Read More »
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Thu 18

Film Screening: Selma

May 18
5:00 pm
David Oyelowo stars as Martin Luther King, Jr. in this 2014 historical drama set during the height of the American civil rights movement, depicting the marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to secure voting rights for black people. Read More »
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Thu 25

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

May 25
12:00 pm
Ta-Nehisi Coates's National Book Award-winning series of essays, written as a letter to his son, explores contemporary and historical issues of race in America. Discussions begin at 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Read More »
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Fri 26

Storytime for Social Justice

May 26
5:00 pm
Help our children become thoughtful, kind, and open-minded leaders. All are welcome! Storytimes are planned for youth age 6 and younger. Read More »
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Fri 02

Moth Girl Dreaming Storytelling Event

June 2
5:30 pm
Community members and students from Westford Elementary School will present dramatic readings of selected texts from Brown Girl Dreaming, poems of their own, as well as engage in a community storytelling event modeled on The Moth. Read More »
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