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Past Events

  • Celebrating the Vital Role of Poetry in Responding to World Events

    Friday, August 02 at 6:30 pm

    In times of darkness, poetry is essential reading. Please join us for a poetry reading and discussion of the power of poetry to respond immediately to events shaping our future with Elle Aviv Newton, Caitlin Gildrien, and Yvonne Daley.

    About the Poets:

    Elle Aviv Newt...
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  • The Best Is Yet To Be

    Thursday, August 01 at 7:00 pm

    Join Larry Sudbay for a reading and Q&A featuring his book, The Best is Yet To Be. Special guest Dr. Melanie Bui (Assistant Professor, Dermatology Division, Department of Medicine at UVM) will highlight the work being done on melanoma research at UVM/UVMMC. A portion of the proceeds from sales of this book will benefit melanoma research in the UVM Medical Center’s Department of Dermatology.

    “So many of us come into this world and receive our care through The UVM Medical Center or even attend the university," says Sudbay. "With the huge impact UVM has on our lives, I think it's important work they are doing to improve our lives—it is something to applaud and support.”

    He adds, “There is no favoritism when it comes to melanoma. While we can be educated,...

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  • Identifying Ferns the Easy Way

    Sunday, July 28 at 4:00 pm

    Join naturalist Lynn Levine to learn how to identify the beautiful ferns in our forests and yards in her new book, Identifying Ferns the Easy Way: A Field Guide to Common Ferns of the Northeast.

    Praise for Identifying Ferns the Easy Way:
    Identifying Ferns the Easy Way offers a wonderful way for people to become acquainted with our common regional ferns. A simple, yet effective key and great illustrations make this a very user friendly field guide."
    Tom Wessels, ecologist and author of Reading the Forested Landscape, etc.

    ​"Gardeners, hikers, and naturalists all need this elegantly simple guide to the common fern species of the Northeast. The lineage of these plants is ancient, their charms immutable. These pages bring their identities into...

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  • Friday, July 26 at 6:30 pm

    Join us for a special Friday Night Live Waldo Celebration!

    Where's Waldo? In Rutland, of course. The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting local businesses throughout our community this July. Visit this page to learn how you can find Waldo and enter to win prizes - or just come and enjoy the party.   We will have Waldo-themed activities and crafts.

    This party is the culmination of Find Waldo in Rutland!

     

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  • Live Well Die Well Tour

    Thursday, July 25 at 7:00 pm

    Join Kimberly Paul for her Burlington stop on the Live Well Die Well Tour, and for a talk on her book, Bridging the Gap.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Live vicariously through Kimberly C. Paul as she shares personal stories and the life lessons she has learned while working with hospice patients over the last 18 years.  Each chapter will inspire you to design your own life and death around what matters most. Kimberly C. Paul will urge you to discard what you thought you knew about death and embrace a new way of thinking when facing the end of life.  Her stories emphasize that death and dying are not taboo subjects and encourage you to engage in light-hearted conversations as you face your own death or the passing of a loved one. This innovative...

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  • Walker's Key

    Tuesday, July 23 at 7:00 pm

    Please join Onion River Press and Burlington author Frank Haddleton for a reading and discussion of his new book, Walker's Key, a historical novel about love, sibling rivalry, murder, and forgiveness.

    ABOUT THE BOOK: As dawn breaks on a summer morning in 1900, Darby Walker, owner of a St. Petersburg, Florida, ferry service, sets out to check on his older brother, Tulley, whose lighthouse across Tampa Bay on Walker's Key has gone dark. The recent death of their father, a ship pilot based on Egmont Key, has been declared a suicide, but Darby knows better, and signs point to Tulley as the murderer.

    Going back thirty-five years to Darby's birth in Harwich Port, on Cape Cod, Walker's Key explores the bitter sibling rivalry between overly...

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  • Bridging the Gap

    Sunday, July 21 at 4:00 pm

    Join Kimberly Paul for her Chester stop on the Live Well Die Well Tour, and for a talk on her book, Bridging the Gap.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Live vicariously through Kimberly C. Paul as she shares personal stories and the life lessons she has learned while working with hospice patients over the last 18 years.  Each chapter will inspire you to design your own life and death around what matters most. Kimberly C. Paul will urge you to discard what you thought you knew about death and embrace a new way of thinking when facing the end of life.  Her stories emphasize that death and dying are not taboo subjects and encourage you to engage in light-hearted conversations as you face your own death or the passing of a loved one. This innovative and...

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  • Friday, July 19 at 6:00 pm

    Join us for Friday Night Live and meet authors Doug Wilhelm and Shannon Gilligan who will be signing copies of their books from the popular special Choose Your Own Adventure® series.  Then, head onto Center Street where the choices you make can help you win a Phoenix Books Gift Certificate! 

    This event is free and open to all ages!

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Sunday, July 14 at 2:00 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...

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  • A Performance by Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival

    Saturday, July 13 at 1:00 pm

    Books and music are perfect partners! Enjoy young chamber musicians performing while you browse, or watch.

    Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival brings together young string musicians from around the U.S. and several other countries with professional string teachers from many conservatories and universities, to work together for a month in the beautiful setting of Burlington, Vermont. The Classical Encounters series brings informal chamber music performances to non-traditional venues around Burlington.

    ADMISSION:  This event is free and open to the public.

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