Past Events

  • Sunday, July 30 at 2:00 pm

    Where's Waldo? In Rutland, of course. The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting local businesses throughout our community this July. Visit this page to learn how you can find Waldo and enter to win prizes - or just come and enjoy the party!  Attendees will get to participate in Waldo-themed activities and even meet Waldo himself.

    This party is the culmination of Find Waldo in Rutland!



  • Thursday, July 20 at 7:00 pm

    Join Jaimal Yogis and Arnie Kozak for a conversation about Yogis's new memoir, All Our Waves Are Water.  In this compelling fusion of Barbarian Days and the journals of Thomas Merton, the author of Saltwater Buddha reflects on his “failing towards enlightenment,” his continued search to find meaning and a greater understanding of the Divine in the world’s oceans as well as everyday life.

    ABOUT THE BOOK: For Jaimal Yogis, the path to enlightenment is surfing. Between water and air, between control and surrender,...

  • Monday, July 17 at 7:00 pm

    Join Kevin Hearne—author of the New York Times bestselling Iron Druid Chroniclesfor a book talk on Besieged, his new collection of stories starring 2,000-year-old Irishman/Druid Atticus O'Sullivan.

    ABOUT THE BOOK: The Iron Druid Chronicles is a hilarious and action-packed urban fantasy set in a modern world in which all the gods of every pantheon are alive and well, as in American Gods; its hero is a smart-mouthed, buttkicking magician. But it’s told in a smart, witty, unforgettable voice that’s all Kevin Hearne—a star in the fantasy world. This addictive and wildly...

  • Saturday, July 15 at 1:30 pm

    Books and music are perfect partners! Enjoy young chamber musicians performing while you browse, or watch.

    Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival brings together young string musicians from around the U.S. and several other countries with professional string teachers from many conservatories and universities, to work together for a month in the beautiful setting of Burlington, Vermont. The Classical Encounters series brings informal chamber music performances to non-traditional venues around Burlington.


  • Saturday, July 15 at 11:00 am

    Enjoy your Saturday morning with a reading of the children’s book The Watermelon Seed, by Greg Pizzoli.  With perfect comic pacing, Greg Pizzoli introduces us to one funny crocodile who has one big fear: swallowing a watermelon seed. After we read together, we'll make mini watermelon cakes decorated with whipped coconut cream and fruit.


    DATE:  Saturday, July 15th at 11am

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Burlington

    ADMISSION:  All ages are welcome to this free event.

    COSPONSORS:  Thank you to City Market for joining us...

  • Thursday, July 13 at 7:00 pm

    Join Tony Whedon, Barbara Murphy, and David Cavanagh for an evening of poetry.


    Tony Whedon’s new book The Hatcheck Girl vividly describes border crossings where language, culture and states of consciousness collide. In these richly layered poems about jazz, most of the...

  • Wednesday, July 12 at 7:00 pm

    Join Tyrone Shaw for a discussion of his book, Bastard Republic: Encounters Along the Edge of Fallen Empire.

    About the Book: In the best traditions of literary journalism, Bastard Republic takes us inside two of the defining developments of the 20th century—the collapse of communism in Europe and the implosion of the Soviet Union.  Through a compelling mix of memoir, reportage, history and travel writing, this collection of immersion essays accomplishes what facts alone cannot by drawing us into the lives of people propelled towards a future of sudden, rough transformation. Shaw probes recent history...

  • Saturday, July 01 at (All day) to Sunday, July 30 at (All day)

    Where’s Waldo? In Rutland, of course!  The iconic children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-five local businesses throughout our community this July. Find Waldo Local is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses and the Shop Local movement in our community, including these partners:

    • Boys and Girls Club, 71 Merchants Row
    • Timco Jewelers, 59 Center Street
    • Rutland Optical, 28 Center Street
    • Wonderfeet Kids Museum, 11 Center Street
    • Rutland Area Food Co-op, 77 Wales Street...
  • Thursday, June 29 at 7:00 pm

    Join Paul Graham for a discussion of In Memory of Bread, a deeply personal account of the emotional and physical struggles of a beer-brewing, bread-baking, wheat-loving guy who nearly dies as a result of a severe undiagnosed wheat allergy, how he copes with the loss of these staples, and what he discovers about modern industrialized wheat.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  When Paul Graham was suddenly diagnosed with celiac disease at the age of thirty-six, he was forced to say good-bye to wheat, barley, rye, oats, and more. Gone were some of his favorite hobbies, including brewing beer with a...

  • Thursday, June 29 at 6:30 pm

    Join us for an evening of poetry featuring Roads Taken: Contemporary Vermont Poetry from Green Writers Press.  We'll be joined by contributors Megan Buchanan, Tamra Higgins, and Mary Jane Dickerson, as well as Green Writers Press founder Dede Cummings and Vermont Poet Laureate Chard deNiord.  Cummings will also share her new collection of poetry, To Look Out From.

    Roads TakenWith its mystical landscape and fiercely self-reliant citizenry, Vermont has inspired poets from its earliest days. This anthology of contemporary...