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These events all took place at our Rutland store.

Poetry Open Mic

Join us for an afternoon 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.

Open Mic Poetry Reading with the Rutland Area NAACP

To celebrate National Poetry Month, we invite you to join us for an evening of reading and listening to the art of poets of color. Poetry has always broken down barriers, defying expectations as it eludes simplistic definitions. With lyrical cadences inspired by cultures not ordinarily celebrated in mainstream culture, these works invite us to open ourselves up to new thoughts and experiences. So we are celebrating the contributions of poets of color by inviting the public to read and reflect upon their favorite works or to come hear new poetry.

Jan Johnsen

Join Jan Johnsen for a discussion of her new book Gardentopia!


Any backyard has the potential to refresh and inspire if you know what to do. Jan Johnsen's new book, Gardentopia: Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces, will delight all garden lovers with over 130 lushly illustrated landscape design and planting suggestions. Ms. Johnsen is an admired designer and popular speaker whose hands-on approach to "co-creating with nature" will have you saying, "I can do that '

Gardentopia: Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces Cover Image
ISBN: 9781682683965
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Countryman Press - April 2nd, 2019

Educators' Night

Educators’ Night is a celebration for educators of all kinds: pre-K through 12th grade teachers, homeschool parents, librarians, and school administrators. Join us for conversation, giveaways, and refreshments. Our expert booksellers can’t wait to meet you!

As a special gift for attending educators’ night, take 20% off purchases made during the event for both your classroom AND yourself!

Let's talk about:

Lizi Boyd

Join Lizi Boyd for a story time featuring her new book, Hide-and-Sleep!

ABOUT THE BOOK:  Lizi Boyd brings her whimsical touch to a new series for the very youngest readers. In this first book, sturdy die-cut pages that children can flip back and forth reveal the fun details and actions of a menagerie of adorable animals that aren't quite ready for bed. Can you see where they are hiding? Whether for storytime, laptime, or bedtime, the buoyant colors, silly story, and playful interactive format will keep toddlers captivated.

Hide-and-Sleep: A Flip-Flap Book Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452170961
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - April 9th, 2019

Sneak Peek Alice in Wonderland, Jr.

Join us for a sneak peek of Rutland Youth Theatre's upcoming performance of Alice in Wonderland, Jr.!

About the performance:  Lewis Carroll's famous inquisitive heroine comes to life in Disney's Alice In Wonderland Jr., a delightful adaptation of the classic Disney film. Join Alice as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!

Ageless Authors Open Mic

Join us for an open mic, inspired by the Ageless Authors Anthology, featuring writers 65 and older. Come to read, come to listen, or come for both! Those interested in reading can sign up at the door.

Ageless Authors Anthology: The Best Work from Writers 65 and Older Cover Image
By Various Senior Writers, Ginnie Bivona (Compiled by), Larry Upshaw (Compiled by)
ISBN: 9780692981641
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ageless Authors - December 5th, 2017


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