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  • Friday, July 27 at 7:00 pm

    Explore the concept that “we come from life, and we are a conduit into other life,” with Bernd Heinrich - UVM Professor Emeritus of Biology and the author of Winter World, Summer World, and other popular nature books.

    When a good friend with a severe illness wrote, asking if he might have his "green burial" at Bernd Heinrich's hunting camp in Maine, it set the acclaimed biologist/author on a path that had long fascinated him. How exactly does the animal world deal with the flip side of the life cycle? And what are the lessons, ecological to spiritual, raised by a close look at how the animal world renews itself? Heinrich lends his...

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  • Thursday, July 26 at 7:00 pm

    Explore the concept that “we come from life, and we are a conduit into other life,” with Bernd Heinrich - UVM Professor Emeritus of Biology and the author of Winter World, Summer World, and other popular nature books.

    When a good friend with a severe illness wrote, asking if he might have his "green burial" at Bernd Heinrich's hunting camp in Maine, it set the acclaimed biologist/author on a path that had long fascinated him. How exactly does the animal world deal with the flip side of the life cycle? And what are the lessons, ecological to spiritual, raised by a close look at how the animal world renews itself? Heinrich lends his...

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  • Saturday, July 21 at 2:30 pm

    Join acclaimed author-illustrator Bonnie Christensen for a discussion and signing of her newest book, I, Galileo.  This event is free and open to the public, and copies of Bonnie's books will be available for purchase and to have signed.

    Christensen adopts the voice of Galileo and lets him tell his own tale in I, Galileo, an outstanding picture book biography. The first person narration gives this book a friendly, personal feel that makes Galileo's remarkable achievements and ideas completely accessible to young readers. And Christensen's artwork glows with the light of the stars he studied.

    Galileo's contributions were so...

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  • Saturday, July 14 at 1:00 pm

    Join us for a reading and booksigning with Nessa Flax, author of the new book Voices in the Hills.  This event is a wonderful opportunity to explore Vermont's culture and values.  As Bernie Sanders put it, "Any reader...will understand more about Vermont-who lives here, and what our values are, and why we love our state-after spending
    some time with Nessa’s writing."

    Nessa Flax, author of Voices in the Hills, though born a ‘flatlander’ has fully immersed herself in life in the North Country. She lives, loves, breathes and writes about it, in fact, she has become one of the locals. Nessa’s column, ‘Rambling Reflections’ has run for over 10 years in the local paper Journal Opinion, pithily capturing the essence of her surroundings...

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  • Wednesday, July 11 at 6:00 pm

    All skill levels welcome.  See you there!

  • Sunday, July 01 at 5:31 pm

    Please note:  In order to have an even bigger and better Waldo Party on July 31st, Phoenix Books Essex and Phoenix Books Burlington Waldo-hunters will both be celebrating at Phoenix Books Burlington, 191 Bank Street!

    Where's Waldo? In Essex, Williston, and Jericho, of course. He's turning twenty-five this year, and to celebrate, the famous fellow in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty different local businesses all through the month of July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, books, and more. From Phoenix Books Essex to Kaleidoscope Yarns in Essex, from Snowflake Chocolate...

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  • Sunday, July 01 at 4:50 pm

    Where's Waldo? In Burlington, of course. He's turning twenty-five this year, and to celebrate, the famous fellow in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty different local businesses all through the month of July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, books, and more. From Phoenix Books Burlington at 191 Bank Street to Outdoor Gear Exchange at 37 Church Street, from Global Pathways at 126 Church Street to Homeport at 52 Church Street, Waldo figures are showing up in public areas of local establishments. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo in Burlington!” search list with the names of all the businesses, and collect...

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  • Saturday, June 30 at 1:00 pm

    Join Evelyn Geer and the Lepine sisters to learn about the stories behind Evelyn's new book, The Lepine Girls of Mud City: Embracing Vermont. Books will be available for purchase and to have signed. You can also meet Evelyn and the Lepine sisters on June 23rd at Phoenix Books Essex.

    The Lepines’ story began in Quebec, from where Maurice and Imelda immigrated to Vermont during the Great Depression. The family farmed, lived off the rich Vermont landscape and instilled a love for it in their daughters, Gert, Jeanette and Therese. As adults, “the Girls” taught school, traveled the world and worked for President Johnson but never forgot their roots. All three returned to Mount Sterling Farm, raising their famed Jersey cows and embodying Vermont’s agricultural tradition. Their story...

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  • Thursday, June 28 at 6:00 pm

    Red Wine GlasCome join us at Phoenix Books and Cafe to explore several different wines from the renowned wine growing regions of New Zealand, including bright, crisp Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough and smoky Pinot Noir from the South Island.  Kelly will be our guide during this event, and we will sample local breads and cheeses that pair well with each wine.  We can't wait to discover the world of wine with you!

    This is a wonderful...

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  • Wednesday, June 27 at 6:30 pm

    Author M. D. Usher brings this classic tale alive for you through a participatory reading at the Library. Books will be available for purchase. Wednesday, June 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Ages 7 & up.
    No preregistration needed.

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