Past Events

  • Wednesday, April 18 at 10:00 am

    All ages are invited to join us to read Hippy-Hoppy Toad, by Peggy archer & Anne Wilsdorf , and to do some activities and make finger puppets.

  • Tuesday, April 17 at 7:00 pm

    Join Greg Bruno for a discussion of his new book, Blessings from Beijing: Inside China's Soft-Power War on Tibet.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  As we approach the sixtieth anniversary of China's 1959 invasion of Tibet--and the subsequent creation of the Tibetan exile community--the question of the diaspora's survival looms large. Beijing's foreign policy has grown more adventurous, particularly since the post-Olympic expansion of 2008. As the pressure mounts, Tibetan refugee families that have made their homes outside China--in the mountains of Nepal, the jungles of India, or the cold concrete...

  • Saturday, April 14 at 4:00 pm

    Join Arnie Kozak, PhD, for a discussion of his new book, Timeless Truths for Modern Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to a More Focused and Quiet Mind.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Mindfulness--focusing on the present moment while accepting your feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations--is growing in popularity. You can find apps, online courses, and articles on the subject. Businesses like Google are incorporating the practice at work, resulting in lower stress levels, less frustration, fewer sick days, and less burnout. Health centers at universities are getting in on the act too, helping...

  • Saturday, April 14 at 11:00 am

    All ages are invited to join us to read Wordy Birdy, by Tammi Sauer, and to make feather crowns and word bubbles.

  • Thursday, April 12 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for an evening of poetry with Neil Shepard, Daniel Lusk, and Tony Magistrale - and to celebrate the launch for Neil Shepard's How It Is: Selected Poems.


    ABOUT NEIL SHEPARD:  Neil Shepard lives half the year in Johnson, Vermont, and half in New York City. He is an award-winning poet who has...

  • Wednesday, April 11 at 7:00 pm

    Join us to celebrate the launch of Jackson Ellis' new novel, Lords of St. Thomas. Jackson will be joined by Rachel Carter and Asher Ellis.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  In the Mojave Desert, at the southern end of the isolated Moapa Valley, sat the town of St. Thomas, Nevada. A small community that thrived despite scorching temperatures and scarce...

  • Wednesday, April 11 at 10:00 am

    All ages are invited to join us to read Wordy Birdy, by Tammi Sauer, and to make feather crowns and word bubbles.

  • Sunday, April 08 at 2:00 pm to at 4:00 pm

    Join us for a evening of poetry hosted by Phoenix Books Rutland’s own Bianca Amira Zanella.  Come to read, come to listen, or come for both!  Those interested in reading can sign up at the door.

    ABOUT THE EVENT HOST: Bianca Amira Zanella’s poems have most recently appeared in The Mountain Troubadour and The Reverie. The recipient of a 2014 Robert T. Marsh Memorial Prize for Excellence in Writing and a 2017 Green Mountain Scholarship, Bianca plans to finalize her initial poetry as social change manuscript...

  • Saturday, April 07 at 11:00 am

    All ages are invited to join us to read Elmore, by Holly Hobbie, and to make finger puppets.

  • Thursday, April 05 at 7:00 pm

    Join James Kochalka to celebrate the launch of his new book, Mechaboys!

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Superbad meets Transformers in James Kochalka's next great graphic novel, with a genuine high-school sweetness mixed in with robot action, comedy, and plenty of fistfights. Two lovable dirtbag teens, tired of being bullied, build a robot battle suit to take revenge on their entire high school. But they never expected to become... kind of popular? Welcome to the love-child of SuperbadCarrieMean Girls...