Past Events

  • Saturday, September 02 at 2:30 pm

    Join Gerit Quealy, author of Botanical Shakespeare, for a talk and quizzes (with prizes!) on the flowers, fruits, herbs, trees, seeds, and grasses cited in the works of William Shakespeare.  We'll also have guest appearances by Shakespearean actors who will bring the Bard's botanical dialogues to life!

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  In this striking compilation, Shakespeare historian Gerit Quealy and respected Japanese artist Sumié Hasegawa combine their knowledge and skill in this first and only book that examines every plant that appears in the works of Shakespeare. Botanical Shakespeare opens with a...

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  • Saturday, September 02 at 11:00 am

    Join us to read Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True and make unicorn horns!

     

    DATE:  Saturday, September 2nd at 11am

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Essex

    ADMISSION:  All ages are welcome to this free event.

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  • Wednesday, August 30 at 10:00 am

    Join us to read Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True and make unicorn horns!

     

    DATE:  Wednesday, August 30th at 10am

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Essex

    ADMISSION:  All ages are welcome to this free event.

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  • Saturday, August 26 at 11:00 am

    Join us to read Elephant's Story and do coloring pages!

     

    DATE:  Saturday, August 26th at 11am

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Essex

    ADMISSION:  All ages are welcome to this free event.

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  • Wednesday, August 23 at 7:00 pm

    Join us in welcoming Sarah Prager—author of Queer, There, and Everywhere—to Burlington. This first-ever LGBTQ history book for teens combines riveting facts with a pop-culture vibe to chronicle the lives of 23 influential queer figures from the Roman Empire through to the present.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  World history has been made by countless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals—and you’ve never heard of many of them. Queer author and activist Sarah Prager delves deep into the lives of 23 people who fought, created, and loved on their own terms. From high-profile figures like...

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  • Wednesday, August 23 at 10:00 am

    Join us to read Elephant's Story and do coloring pages!

     

    DATE:  Wednesday, August 23rd at 10am

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Essex

    ADMISSION:  All ages are welcome to this free event.

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  • Saturday, August 19 at 11:00 am

    Enjoy your Saturday morning with a reading of the children’s book The Very Berry Counting Book, by Jerry Pallotta.  Covering familiar North American berries like blueberries and strawberries, as well as lesser-known ones such as mulberries and salmonberries, this fruity board book combines evocative adjectives with beautiful botanical illustrations. After we read together, we'll have a fun and interactive healthy food activity.

     

    DATE:  Saturday, August...

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  • Saturday, August 19 at 11:00 am

    Join us to read The Monster at the End of this Book and make sock puppets!

     

    DATE:  Saturday, August 19th at 11am

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Essex

    ADMISSION:  All ages are welcome to this free event.

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  • Wednesday, August 16 at 10:00 am

    Join us to read The Monster at the End of this Book and make sock puppets!

     

    DATE:  Wednesday, August 16th at 10am

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Essex

    ADMISSION:  All ages are welcome to this free event.

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  • Thursday, August 10 at 6:30 pm

    Join Rachelle Chase for a talk on her new book, Lost Buxton. Using rare photographs and audio clips from former residents of Buxton, Iowa, the town that Vermonter Ben Buxton built, Rachelle will discuss Ben Buxton, how vastly Buxton differed from other mining towns, and how it became the largest unincorporated town in Iowa.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Buxton, Iowa, was an unincorporated coal mining town, established by Consolidation Coal Company in 1900. At a time when Jim Crow laws and segregation kept blacks and whites separated throughout the nation, Buxton was integrated. African American and Caucasian...

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