Past Events

  • Wednesday, May 29 at 7:00 pm

    Discover the Civil War in today's Vermont with Howard Coffin.

    Today, throughout Vermont, it is possible to identify hundreds and hundreds of Civil War-related sites. Throughout Vermont are soldier homes, halls where war meetings encouraged enlistments, churches where soldier funerals were held and abolitionists spoke, monuments to those who served, hospital sites, and homes where women gathered to make items for the soldiers. The Vermont State House is a virtual Civil War museum. A building survives in Woodstock where the war was administered. Cemeteries hold the gravestones of many of the 34,000 who fought. A field even exists where in 1803 a Quaker...

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  • Sunday, May 26 at 2:30 pm to at 3:30 pm

    Learn about photography with Stewart McHenry!

    Stewart was born and raised in Chicago where he received an undergraduate education in art history at the University of Chicago. Studio art classes, at the U. of C. were with teachers from the Art Institute of Chicago. His life did not follow a straight line from childhood to the present day as a photographer and artist. He made several digressions along the way. Traveling and attending schools in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa proved inspirational and very stimulating and the source of many of his photographs. The medium primarily used and enjoyed by Stewart is collage, sculptured 3D...

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  • Sunday, May 26 at 11:30 am

    Learn about the layering of color to build up a colored pencil painting with Elizabeth Llewellyn!

    Elizabeth Llewellyn is a lifelong artist who has been making art since she was old enough to hold a crayon. She has a BA degree in Fine Art. Her favourite mediums are graphite, colored pencil and oil and her favourite subjects are horses and cats. Her fine art pet portraits have sold in the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Canada, and the US. Elizabeth Llewellyn's art is realistic and detailed in style. She loves teaching art to all ages.

    Vermont Spring Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and the creative...

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  • Saturday, May 25 at 6:00 pm to at 8:00 pm

    Professional photographer and wanderer, Theron Humphrey, and Maddie the coonhound -  known for known for their wildly popular Instagram and Tumblr pages - have hit the road in support of their debut book Maddie on Things. They've inspired and are participating in our Spring Open Studio Weekend art show, "Inspired by Maddie." Come meet Theron and Maddie, as well as the local artists and community members taking part in this exhibit. In addition, Random Rescue, a unique dog adoption service, will have information about available dogs and the services they offer, as well as homemade dog treats for sale to benefit Random Rescue.

    Reception is...

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  • Saturday, May 25 at 4:54 pm to Sunday, May 26 at 4:54 pm

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  • Saturday, May 25 at 11:00 am

    Listen to and enjoy stories with your little ones! 

    Curious about what title(s) we'll be reading? Keep an eye out for a posting on our Facebook page a few days before the event for all of the details.

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  • Saturday, May 18 at 11:00 am

    Listen to and enjoy stories with your little ones! 

    Curious about what title(s) we'll be reading? Keep an eye out for a posting on our Facebook page a few days before the event for all of the details.

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  • Thursday, May 16 at 7:00 pm

    Join Bill Mares for a discussion of his latest book, a heartwarming story of his experience running the Boston Marathon. The Bach Road to Boston tells the story of a weekend ten years ago when Bill sang Bach's "St. Matthew Passion" on Easter Sunday and then ran the Boston Marathon the next day. More broadly, this book is about the interweaving of two hobbies of singing and running.

    Raised in Texas, educated at Harvard, Bill Mares has been a journalist, high school teacher and member of the Vermont House of Representatives. He has authored or co-authored 13 books on subjects ranging from the Marine Corps to workplace democracy to desert travel to...

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  • Wednesday, May 15 at 7:30 pm

    The #1 international bestselling author comes to Lincoln Center to speak about his new novel Inferno (on-sale May 14th) science, religion, codes, book publishing, movie making, and a few surprise topics. This will be his only public appearance, and we're inviting you to join us in viewing this event at Phoenix Books Burlington!
  • Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 pm to at 9:00 pm

    Phoenix Books is excited to co-host this event with VT Mommies!  Here are the details, from VT Mommies:

    "The writers at VT Mommies love to share our stories. Connecting Vermont moms is our passion, but to truly be the voice of all Vermont moms, we need to hear from you! Find a pen, crayon, or time at your iPad and, in 1,000 words or less, tell us about the first time you really felt like a mom. Was it the test drive of a mini-van, the late night sewing of a Halloween costume, the first gummy smile of your newborn? Write it down and then join us for an evening of Adult Story Time on Tuesday, May 14th at Phoenix Books at the Essex Outlets in Essex.

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