Past Events

  • Tuesday, April 30 at 10:00 am

    Come for story time.  Stay for lunch.  Home for nap.

    We'll read Tea Rex, and The Cafe at Phoenix Books Essex will have offerings inspired by this book.

    Screen-Free Week is a national celebration when children, families, schools, and communities spend seven days turning off entertainment screen media and turning ON life!  It's time to unplug and play, read, create, garden, explore nature, and spend time with family and friends. 

     

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  • Monday, April 29 at 4:39 pm to Sunday, May 05 at 4:39 pm

    Come in anytime during the week for suggestions for great screen-free activities, and don't forget to come by for:
    Tuesday: Tea Time with Tea Rex at 10am
    Wednesday: Family Game Night from 5-8pm
    Thursday: How Carrots Won the Trojan War with Rebecca Rupp at...

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  • Saturday, April 27 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for a release party with poet Daniel Lusk!

    The latest collaboration between Vermont poet Daniel Lusk and the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum has produced the audio book Inland Sea: Reflections. “The Inland Sea,” an old name for the broad lake east of the Champlain Islands, evokes the connection the poet hopes to make between what lies beneath the waters, and our inner selves. In the audio book, Lusk reads 19 recent poems inspired by more than two years of research, interviews with divers, exploring the discoveries of archaeologists, marine biologists, geologists, historians and folklorists...

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  • Saturday, April 27 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, April 25 at 7:00 pm

    What does sustainability look like? How can we - as individuals, as communities, and as a state - be resilient enough to endure potentially rough times ahead?  On the one hand, predictions about environmental catastrophe grow ever more dire - but on the other, we can shift our economic, agricultural, and energy resources in order to live affordably, sustainably, and healthily.  Join us for a special Earth Day week event with Elizabeth Courtney and Philip Ackerman-Leist to learn how!

    Elizabeth Courtney, a Harvard Loeb fellow, is Director of the Legacy Project at the Vermont Natural Resources Council, where she served as director for...

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  • Wednesday, April 24 at 6:00 pm

    Phoenix Books Essex and SunCommon are co-hosting a solar seminar and Q&A on Wednesday April 24th from 6 to 7 pm. Come learn how you can save money by going solar. We'll cover solar from A to Z including why it works in Vermont, state policy, tax credits, financing options, leasing versus owning, and how to design the best system for your home. We hope you'll join us and bring all of your questions!

    SunCommon is a mission-driven company working to help homeowners in Vermont go solar. Right now they're offering their program in Chittenden, Washington, Addison, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties and working with all of the utilities in those areas. They want to make going...

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  • Saturday, April 20 at 2:00 pm

    Join members of the Poetry Society of Vermont for a celebration of National Poetry Month!

    Founded in 1947, PSOV is an association of poets and supporters who join in promoting an interest in poetry through meetings, workshops, readings, contests, and contributions to the society's chapbook, The Mountain Troubadour. Anyone may join the society including high school and college students and non-residents of Vermont. Visit http://www.poetrysocietyofvermont.org/poetryeventsinvt.html for more information.

  • Saturday, April 20 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, April 18 at 7:00 pm

    Join Guido Masé, cofounder of The Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, to learn how health care can be easy, delicious, and effective with The Wild Medicine Solution.

    Blending traditional herbal medicine with history, mythology, clinical practice, and recent findings in physiology and biochemistry, Masé's new book, The Wild Medicine Solution, explores the three classes of plants necessary for the healthy functioning of our bodies and minds--aromatics, bitters, and tonics. Masé explains how bitter plants ignite digestion, balance blood sugar, buffer toxicity, and improve metabolism; how tonic plants normalize the functions of our cells...

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  • Saturday, April 13 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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