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  • Wednesday, April 13 at 5:00 pm

    All skill levels welcome.  See you there!

  • Tuesday, March 22 at 6:00 pm

    Please join us in welcoming William L. McKone, who will read from his new book, Vermont's Irish Rebel: Capt. John Lonergan.Experience the fascinating life of John Lonergan:  The Potato Famine led to the uprising of 1848 near his home town of Carrick on Suir, County Tipperary, and his immigration as a boy to Vermont. Lonergan's dedication to the liberation of Ireland from British rule brought him into the Fenian Brotherhood, where he joined with other militant nationalists. Lonergan formed Vermont's only ethnic military unit, the Emmet Guards, which served as Company A, 13th Vermont, in the Civil War. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for gallantry in the Battle of Gettysburg, leading the charge of the Vermont regiments against Pickett's forces on July 3, 1863. After the war...

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  • Thursday, March 17 at 6:30 pm

    Phoenix Books and Café at the Essex Shoppes & Cinema invites budding scientists, concerned citizens, and naturalists-at-heart to join us for Newt Night!  This event is a perfect opportunity for participants to get hands-on experience, become educated about Vermont's amphibian population, and learn how to assist in their protection/preservation. There will be live specimens, a slide show, demonstrations, and "loads of fun & knowledge to be enjoyed by all attendants," says Rachel Mower, Phoenix's Cafe Manager and the coordinator of this event.Newt Night will be hosted by the North Branch Nature Center of Montpelier, as part of ...

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  • Thursday, March 17 at 5:30 pm

    Archer Mayor is the 2004 winner of the New England Booksellers Association award for best fiction - the first time a writer of crime literature has been so honored. He is the author of the highly acclaimed, Vermont-based series featuring detective Joe Gunther, which the Chicago Tribune describes as "the best police procedural being written in America." In addition, Mayor is a death investigator for Vermont's Chief Medical Examiner, and a deputy for the Windham County Sheriff's Department. Mayor will read from Red Herring, discuss his own law enforcement work, field questions, and sign copies of his latest book.

    This event will take place at New England Federal Credit Union, 141 Harvest Lane, Williston, VT, and Phoenix will have copies of Archer's books available for sale onsite...

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  • Saturday, March 12 at 2:00 pm

    Arnie Kozak, Ph.D., will discuss his new book, The Everything Buddhism Book:  A Complete Introduction to the History, Traditions, and Beliefs of Buddhism, Past and Present."My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness." --Dalai Lama That's easy for the Dalai Lama to say--but for the rest of us, understanding this mysterious, multilayered faith can be very difficult. With this updated and revised edition of the classic Buddhist primer, you can delve into the profound principles of nonviolence, mindfulness, and self-awareness. From Tibetan Buddhism to Zen, you'll explore the traditions of all branches of Buddhism, including:

    • The life of Buddha and his continuing influence throughout the world...
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  • Wednesday, March 09 at 5:00 pm

    All skill levels welcome.  See you there!

  • Saturday, February 26 at 2:00 pm

    Have you ever wondered who that fresh track in the snow belonged to? Have you ever been curious about what our woodland friends are up to during these cold months? They are leaving us clues in the fields & the forests, wild discoveries to be made! Come learn more about signs & tracks, what to look for, and how to identify what you are looking at.  Please dress in layers and boots as we will be exploring the fields in the surrounding area after our inside informational talk!!!What: Critter Tracking!Where: Phoenix Books & CafeWho: Curious folks, aged 6 & upWhy: Because it's fun!

  • Saturday, February 12 at 2:00 pm

    Join us for a rollicking afternoon of equine learning and entertainment! Bring along your 6-10 year olds for fun facts, craft projects, and other activities for horse-loving kids.  

  • Friday, February 11 at 5:30 pm

    Get together to discuss graphic novels past and present, talk about graphic novel you're reading now or the one you're working on, network with other readers, writers and artists, or just come to gab about comics in general. No style or genre will be ignored. If you are a creator, be ready for real critiques. Facilitator Rick Evans is a graphic designer and comic book fan living in Underhill. In his spare time he creates sequential art for no money at all at http://www.obscurius.org/ObscureTales/ and http://arkonbey.blogspot.com/

  • Wednesday, February 09 at 5:00 pm

    All skill levels welcome.  See you there!

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