Past Events

  • Saturday, April 28 at (All day) to Sunday, May 06 at (All day)

    Children's Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading.

    Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes -- wherever young readers and books connect!

    Children's Book Week is administered by Every Child A Reader, a 501(c)(3) literacy organization dedicated to instilling a lifelong love of reading in children. The Children's...

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  • Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 pm

    Join poet Greg Delanty for a reading from his new book, Selected Delanty.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Poems and translations by Greg Delanty chosen and introduced by Archie Burnett.

    "A sense of vital, actual experience is in fact wonderfully sustained in Delanty's verse in its notable linguistic energy, product of a distinctive fusion of a literary lexicon (even Latinate at times) with contemporary demotic, Cork argot, Irish language phrases, place names, craft cant and North American slang (baseball lingo in one poem, 'Tagging the...

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  • Thursday, April 26 at 6:30 pm

    Join Richard Nevell, author of A Time to Dance, for a discussion on the evolution of country dancing in America and the social experience of dance, an art form that has the power to unify us in increasingly divisive times.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  A Time to Dance: American Country Dancing from Hornpipes to Hot Hash presents a well-documented history of American country dancing. Richard Nevell records American country dances as historical artifacts, as social expressions of rural and urban communities, as manifestations of democracy, and as an evolving traditional art that...

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  • Wednesday, April 25 at 7:00 pm

    Join Richard Nevell, author of A Time to Dance, for a discussion on the evolution of country dancing in America and the social experience of dance, an art form that has the power to unify us in increasingly divisive times.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  A Time to Dance: American Country Dancing from Hornpipes to Hot Hash presents a well-documented history of American country dancing. Richard Nevell records American country dances as historical artifacts, as social expressions of rural and urban communities, as manifestations of democracy, and as an evolving traditional art that...

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  • Wednesday, April 25 at 10:00 am

    All ages are invited to join us to read Don't Blink!, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (the author of Uni the Unicorn), and to play Pin the Eyes on the Owl.

  • Saturday, April 21 at 11:00 am

    Come celebrate Earth Day weekend with a special "Earth Day Storytime," featuring Earth Day and conservation-themed books and planting flower pots to take home.

     

    DATE:  Saturday, April 21st at 11am

    LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Essex

    ADMISSION:  All ages are welcome to this free event.

     

     

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  • Saturday, April 21 at 11:00 am

    Enjoy your Saturday morning with a reading of the children’s book Here We Are, by Oliver Jeffers.  After we read together, we'll have a fun and interactive healthy food activity.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humor and poignancy, here is Oliver Jeffers’ user’s guide to life on Earth. He created it specially for his son, yet with a universality that embraces all children and their parents. Be it a complex view of our planet’s terrain (bumpy, sharp, wet), a deep look at our place in space (you are here), or a guide to all of the animals (they don’t speak our language, but that’s no reason to be mean to them), Oliver’s signature wit and humor combine with a value system of kindness and tolerance to create a must-...

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  • Thursday, April 19 at 7:00 pm

    Screwnomics is the unspoken but widely applied economic theory that women should always work for less, or better, for free. Rickey Gard Diamond's new book about the ways the economy works against women and real ways to make lasting change is comprehensive, but accessible, and even fun. Diamond says the subject is best tackled in the company of your friends with refreshments and some nibbles, and she invites you to come join her at Phoenix to celebrate her new book in that spirit. Your ticket proceeds will help Vermont Foodbank!

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The personal is not...

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  • Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 pm

    Join poet Greg Delanty for a reading from his new book, Selected Delanty. He will be joined by local poet B. Amore.

    ABOUT SELECTED DELANTY AND GREG DELANTY:  Poems and translations by Greg Delanty chosen and introduced by Archie Burnett.

    "A sense of vital,...

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  • Wednesday, April 18 at 10:00 am

    All ages are invited to join us to read Hippy-Hoppy Toad, by Peggy archer & Anne Wilsdorf , and to do some activities and make finger puppets.

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