Past Events

  • Thursday, February 22 at 6:00 pm

    Come for a casual conversation about what's actually out there for high school. Do you know about alternative programs, school choice, blended learning or homeschool options and collaborations? Come ask questions, share what you know or let your curiosity be sparked. Come talk with others who have been there or done that, are looking for other options or ideas about how to do high school differently.

     

    DATE:  Thursday, February 22nd at 6pm (time TBC)

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Essex

    ADMISSION:  Free and open to all.

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  • Wednesday, February 21 at 6:30 pm

    2/7 date postponed due to weather

    Rescheduled new date Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 6:30 pm.

    Join Donna Druchunas for a discussion of The Art of Lithuanian Knitting.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Lithuania is a knitter's paradise—hand-knitted garments fill tourist street markets to overflowing, traditional crafts are celebrated at summer festivals and in open-air museums, and the first hint of winter turns the capital city of Vilnius into a veritable knitwear fashion show! Now, join knitting experts Donna Druchunas and June L. Hall in...

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  • Wednesday, February 21 at 10:00 am

    Join us to read The Book with No Pictures and to make big pictures!

     

    DATE:  Wednesday, February 21st at 10am

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Essex

    ADMISSION:  All ages are welcome to this free event.

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  • Saturday, February 17 at 11:00 am

    Join us for a SpongeBob story time with James Kochalka!

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  SpongeBob Comics #75, published by United Plankton Pictures
    SPECIAL SPONGEFUNNIES ISSUE! James Kochalka’s off-model, chibi-like short SpongeBob strips have entertained readers since SpongeBob Comics issue 1. Now, SpongeFunnies are busting out into a full-length ultra-cute...

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  • Saturday, February 17 at 11:00 am

    Join us to read Love, by Matt de la Peña, and to make our own versions of the featured book.

     

    DATE:  Saturday, February 17th at 11am

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Essex

    ADMISSION:  All ages are welcome to this free event.

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  • Wednesday, February 14 at 10:00 am

    Join us to read Love, by Matt de la Peña, and to make our own versions of the featured book.

     

    DATE:  Wednesday, February 14th at 10am

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Essex

    ADMISSION:  All ages are welcome to this free event.

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  • Tuesday, February 13 at 6:00 pm

    Join Phoenix Books offsite at this UVM event featuring editor Jonathan Santlofer in conversation with writer Julia Alvarez and artists Shahzia Sikander and Jane Kent for a discussion of It Occurs to Me that I am America.  Click here for more information.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  In time for the one-year anniversary of the Trump Inauguration and the Women’s March, this provocative,...

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  • Sunday, February 11 at 2:00 pm to at 4:00 pm

    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.

    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...

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  • Saturday, February 10 at 11:00 am

    Join us for a story time with Sarah Dillard, featuring her new book, Mouse Scouts Make Friends.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  When Miss Poppy assigns the troop a new badge--Making Friends--the girls think it will easy. They're already friends, so what more is there to do? But when the Acorn Scouts learn they will need to team up with the boys in the Maple Scouts as part of the badge, everything changes. Suddenly, Tigerlily seems more interested in hanging out with her Maple Scout pal than in being friends with Violet. Friendships will be tested and opposites will...

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  • Thursday, February 08 at 6:30 pm

    Join Kaela Coble to celebrate the launch of her first novel, Friends and Other Liars.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Sometimes the secrets we keep are more dangerous than the ones we reveal… 
    When Ruby St. James returns to her hometown, it's under the worst circumstances. Her old classmate Danny is dead, and at his funeral, she is confronted with the friends she left behind and the secret that tore them apart ten years ago. Now, Ruby isn't sure how to bridge the space her lies have created. And what's worse, she isn't the only one who's been lying. In a final act of revenge, Danny has...

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