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These events all took place in our Essex store.

Milton: Images of America with Gary Furlong (Essex)

Join Gary Furlong to learn about the triumphs and struggles of Milton, Vermont as it established a strong identity through the years. Gary is the author of Milton, a new addition to the Images of America series.

Milton, located in the northwest corner of Vermont on the shores of Lake Champlain, covers some 67 square miles. The area attracted settlers who found the pine forests ideal for lumbering and the land fertile enough to farm. One-room schoolhouses dotted the landscape and commerce grew in the Main and River Streets area. With the arrival of the railroad and the creation of summer camps and recreation areas, Milton quickly became an attractive destination for visitors from Boston, New York and beyond. Yet, rural, northern Vermont was not an easy place to make a living or create a community.

Gary Furlong has been a teacher at Milton High School for over 23 years and a resident of Milton for over eight years. As a history teacher and board member of the Milton Historical Society, Gary, along with the members of the society, is interested in preserving the history of Milton for future generations.

Milton (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780738598314
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - April 29th, 2013

VT Mommies Adult Story Time (Essex)

Phoenix Books is excited to co-host this event with VT Mommies!  Here are the details, from VT Mommies:

"The writers at VT Mommies love to share our stories. Connecting Vermont moms is our passion, but to truly be the voice of all Vermont moms, we need to hear from you! Find a pen, crayon, or time at your iPad and, in 1,000 words or less, tell us about the first time you really felt like a mom. Was it the test drive of a mini-van, the late night sewing of a Halloween costume, the first gummy smile of your newborn? Write it down and then join us for an evening of Adult Story Time on Tuesday, May 14th at Phoenix Books at the Essex Outlets in Essex.

"The event starts at 6:30 PM. Phoenix Books will offer beer, wine, coffee and food specials to get you fueled for your time to be heard. Adult Story Time readings will start at 7:30 PM and go until 9:00 PM. Please RSVP and sign-up to read at our Adult Story Time by visiting our website at www.vtmommies.com. And be sure to find us on Facebook at www.facebook/VTMommies.

"We can’t wait to hear your stories. We might laugh or cry, but we promise not to interrupt."

Call for Artists: Inspired by Maddie

The Gallery at Phoenix Books Essex is now seeking artists for our Open Studio Weekend exhibit, "Inspired by Maddie." 

In 2011, Theron Humphrey decided to traverse the US, meeting and photographing someone new each day. Maddie the Coonhound rides shotgun—and has a special talent, an uncanny sense of balance. The blog and upcoming book Maddie on Things record their adventures. Our exhibit will feature photographs by Theron, as well as work by local artists and community members.

Do you have an image of a dog, cat, or other pet on things? Let us know! Need inspiration? Visit maddieonthings.com. Contact colleen@phoenixbooks.biz for details.

Poker Hill Arts Art Show Reception (Screen Free Week at Phoenix Books Essex)

Join us to celebrate the work of young artists from Poker Hill Arts!  This event is free and open to the public, and everyone is invited.

Poker Hill Arts is an after school art program and summer day camp conceived and run by Chris Gluck in Underhill, Vermont. Each school day, about 20 energetic, fun-loving kids, ages 5-12, come pouring off the bus at Chris's home studio for an afternoon of art or crafts. After some outdoor time and a snack, they usually have a calming, centering activity, such as yoga. Then comes the project of the day, which might include drawing, painting, sculpting, engineering, and/or crafting. When finished with the day's project, the children have the opportunity to draw in their sketchbooks or choose from other creative activities with their friends.

 

Screen-Free Week is a national celebration when children, families, schools, and communities spend seven days turning off entertainment screen media and turning ON life!  It's time to unplug and play, read, create, garden, explore nature, and spend time with family and friends. 

 

Discoveries in Wine: Discover Red Tail Ridge Winery (Essex)

Come join us for our summer Discoveries in Wine series event on July 25th as we explore Red Tail Ridge Winery in the finger lakes district of New York State. The owner/winemaker Nancy Irelan will be joining us to share her vision of a sustainable winery and her delicious wines too!

Reservations strongly recommend.
$30. Must be 21 or older.
Register by phone at 872-7111 or in person at Phoenix Books Essex. 

Discoveries in Wine: Discover Rioja (Essex)

Join us in June to discover Rioja! Spain's most well known wine making region has some of the oldest vines in Europe. We will focus on Otanon family whose wines are spectacular and affordable! From their "Viura" white wine to their organic "Tempranillo", our journey through Spain will also include the Ribera del duero region and imported cheese and cured meats that pair with these wines beautifully.

Reservations strongly recommend.
$30. Must be 21 or older.
Register by calling 872-7111 or in person at Phoenix Books Essex. 

Solar Presentation by SunCommon (Essex)

Phoenix Books Essex and SunCommon are co-hosting a solar seminar and Q&A on Wednesday April 24th from 6 to 7 pm. Come learn how you can save money by going solar. We'll cover solar from A to Z including why it works in Vermont, state policy, tax credits, financing options, leasing versus owning, and how to design the best system for your home. We hope you'll join us and bring all of your questions!

SunCommon is a mission-driven company working to help homeowners in Vermont go solar. Right now they're offering their program in Chittenden, Washington, Addison, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties and working with all of the utilities in those areas. They want to make going solar as easy and affordable for Vermonters as possible and so, for the first time, Vermonters are able to go solar for no money upfront and monthly payments that are less than or equal to your current electric bill. You can finally save money by doing the right thing. To learn more go to suncommon.com.

Read for the Record (Both Locations)

On October 3rd, children and adults will attempt to break a world record by reading Otis,
by Loren Long, in homes and communities around the globe. Phoenix is excited to be a part of this - and we hope you are too! Learn more about the national event at www.readfortherecord.com. (Suggested age range is from 3-6 years old, but all are welcome!)

This event will take place at both Phoenix Books Essex and Phoenix Books Burlington!

Otis Cover Image
By Loren Long, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399252488
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Philomel Books - September 22nd, 2009

Otis Cover Image
By Loren Long, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780399256004
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Philomel Books - January 6th, 2011

Family Game Night (Screen-Free Week at Phoenix Books Essex)

Join us for family game night!  We'll have all sorts of games for you to try out, including staff favorites like Taiga, Chickyboom, Architecto, and more.  This is the first night of Phoenix Books Essex's longer summer hours, so drop in and relax from 5-8pm.  Hungry?  We'll have special cafe offerings to celebrate the evening.

 

 

 

Screen-Free Week is a national celebration when children, families, schools, and communities spend seven days turning off entertainment screen media and turning ON life!  It's time to unplug and play, read, create, garden, explore nature, and spend time with family and friends. 

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