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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...
  • 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 and

  • Wednesday, February 09 at 5:00 pm

    All skill levels welcome.  See you there!

  • Saturday, January 22 at 2:00 pm

    Saloma Miller Furlong was born and raised in an Amish community in Ohio, which she left in her quest for freedom and a formal education. She graduated from Smith College in 2007 and currently works in the German Department and European Studies Program at Amherst College. Her new memoir, Why I Left the Amish, is an eloquent and revealing portrait of life within—and without—this frequently misunderstood community. Copies of Why I Left the Amish will be available at the event from Phoenix Books.

  • Wednesday, January 12 at 5:00 pm

    Due to inclement weather, Knit Night is cancelled this evening! All skill levels welcome.  See you there!

  • Wednesday, December 08 at 6:00 pm

    All skill levels welcome. See you there!

  • Wednesday, December 01 at 6:30 pm

    Dan Close will read from A Year on the Bus, a fun, funny and provocative collection of thoughts and stories reflecting the lives of contemporary school students from kindergarten to 12th grade who live in the rolling hill country of northern Vermont.The stories also reflect the life of their bus driver and the times in which we live. They are in turn humorous, serious, poignant, and wacko – just like life itself. This book is not intended as an expose of any sort. It does reveal, however, a lot of information about life that most people might take for granted, such as the training of school bus drivers; the resilience of school kids; and the impact of far-off events on all of us.Dan Close moved to the hills of Underhill, Vermont in 1982. He has also lived in Brooklyn; Long Island;...