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Thursday, July 12, 2018

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Jul
12
2018

Going Up the Country

Going Up the Country
Description:

Vermont author Yvonne Daley's latest book, Going Up the Country, was published on March 1st, 2018. She is currently on a book tour and will be in Bennington on July 12th for a reading and book-signing at the Bennington Free Library, starting at 7pm. Daley is the author of five previous books and director of the Green Mountain Writers Conference. Here is a bit more information about the book:

Going Up the Country is part oral history, part nostalgia-tinged narrative, and part clear-eyed analysis of the multifaceted phenomena collectively referred to as the counterculture movement in Vermont. This is the story of how young migrants, largely from the cities and suburbs of New York and Massachusetts, turned their backs on the establishment of the 1950s and moved to the backwoods of rural Vermont, spawning a revolution in lifestyle, politics, sexuality, and business practices that would have a profound impact on both the state and the nation. The movement brought hippies, back-to-the-landers, political radicals, sexual libertines, and utopians to a previously conservative state and led us to today's farm to table way of life, environmental consciousness, and progressive politics as championed by Bernie Sanders.

This event is free and open to the public.
Co-sponsored by the Bennington Free Library and The Bennington Bookshop.

Time: 7/12/18 7:00pm
Location: Bennington Free Library, Bennington
Jul
12
2018
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Jul
28
2018

Alison Bechdel Exhibit & Book Signing

Alison Bechdel Exhibit & Book Signing
Description:

In conjunction with our July production of FUN HOME, and with support from the Fleming Museum of Art at the University of Vermont, a condensed installation of Alison Bechdel’s exhibit “Self-Confessed!” will be on display at Manchester Community Library from July 12 through 28. Ms. Bechdel will be on hand for a special meet and greet and book signing reception on July 14 from 4-6 pm. One and all are welcome!

Location: Manchester Community Library, Manchester Center
Jul
1
2018
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Aug
31
2018

Reading Without Walls Bingo, a Summer Reading Program

Reading Without Walls Bingo, a Summer Reading Program
Description:

This summer, children entering 4th-8th grade in the fall are invited to take the Reading Without Walls Bingo challenge! National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang started the Reading Without Walls program to celebrate reading and diversity by challenging children nationwide to read a book about a character who doesn’t look or live like them; read a book about a topic they don’t know much about; and/or read a book in a format that they don’t normally read for fun. Sign-up begins July 1st, but feel free to join throughout the summer.

Time: 7/1/18 12:00am - 8/31/18 11:30pm
Location: All Phoenix Books locations, Statewide