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Past Events

  • Vermont Trout Streams

    Thursday, October 10 at 7:00 pm

    Join Peter Shea and Bob Shannon for a talk on their book Vermont Trout Streams.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The Shannon-Shea writing partnership has surely given the luck of the Irish to those who wave a fishing rod in the Green Mountain State. Vermont Trout Streams is the first ground-up, comprehensive treatment of Vermont’s trout streams in more than thirty years. Within it, each author brings their own unique decades of experience to bear, in creating an extraordinary guidebook. The result is a complete guide to the geography and strategies of fly fishing the streams and rivers of Vermont – from Abbot to Zeebeedee Brooks. It is a reference work that anyone who chases trout in Vermont will want in their library. It offers the fly-fishing...

  • Bomber's Moon

    Thursday, October 03 at 7:00 pm

    Join Archer Mayor for a talk on the newest Joe Gunther mystery, Bomber's Moon. We'll celebrate Bomber's Moon and 30 years of Joe Gunther with light fare (including moon cookies) along with a raffle for totes filled with Joe Gunther accoutrements. We are also giving away Archer Mayor-autographed 2020 Moon Calendars to all attendees, while supplies last.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The murder of a small-time drug dealer snowballs into the most complex case ever faced by Joe Gunther and his VBI team.

    It is said a bright and clear bomber’s moon is the best asset to finding one’s target. But beware what you wish for: What you can see at night can also see you. Often with dire consequences....

  • My Surly Heart & Hazel

    Wednesday, October 02 at 7:00 pm

    Join David Huddle for a book launch celebration for My Surly Heart: Poems. We'll also be featuring David's new novel, Hazel.


    My Surly Heart (poetry): In My Surly Heart, the prolific poet and novelist David Huddle reflects on turning seventy-six years of age and records his aghast reactions to changes brought about by the current president of the United States. Huddle avoids the pitfalls of speechifying, pseudo-philosophizing, or indulging in unmitigated complaint. Instead, he embraces the potential of poetry to use intelligence, wit, language, knowledge, and sense of form to move toward useful revelations. Throughout this idiosyncratic collection of verse, Huddle deploys poem making as...

  • Saturday, September 28 at 12:00 pm

    Meet some of your favorite superheroes at this event with The Guardian Legion!  We'll have activities and themed snacks, as well.  The Guardian Legion is a Vermont based Cosplay & Charity group.

    ADMISSION:  All ages are welcome to this free event.

  • The Ghost Clause

    Thursday, September 26 at 6:30 pm

    Join National Book Award Finalist Howard Norman for a reading and signing for Ghost Clause, his new “provocative . . . haunting”* novel set in a Vermont village and featuring a missing child, a newly married private detective, and a highly relatable ghost. (*Janet Maslin, New York Times)

    About the Book:  

    Simon Inescort is no longer bodily present in his marriage. It’s been several months since he keeled over the rail of a Nova Scotia–bound ferry, a massive heart attack to blame. Simon's widow, Lorca Pell, has sold their farmhouse to newlyweds Zachary and Muriel—after revealing that the deed contains a “ghost clause,” an actual legal clause, not unheard of in Vermont, allowing for...

  • Charlotte Brontë Before Jane Eyre & Houdini: The Handcuff King

    Thursday, September 26 at 6:00 pm

    Join Glynnis Fawkes and Jason Lutes for a conversation about telling the stories of Charlotte Brontë and Harry Houdini. Charlotte Brontë before Jane Eyre  and Houdini: The Handcuff King - both presented by the Vermont's own Center for Cartoon Studies - are both written for grades 5-9, but all ages will enjoy these vibrant and accessible biographies.

    Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre is a beloved classic, celebrated today by readers of all ages and revered as a masterwork of literary prowess. But what of the famous writer herself?

    Originally published under the pseudonym of Currer Bell, Jane Eyre was born out of a magnificent, vivid imagination, a...

  • An Evening of Fiction and Cookies

    Thursday, September 19 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for an evening of fiction and cookies with Miciah Bay Gault (Goodnight Stranger), Ann Dávila Cardinal (Five Midnights), and Martin Philip (Breaking Bread).

    Lydia and Lucas Moore are in their late twenties when a stranger enters their small world on Wolf Island. Lydia, the responsible sister, has cared for her pathologically shy brother, Lucas, ever since their mom's death a decade before. They live together, comfortable yet confined, in their family house by the sea, shadowed by events from their childhood. When Lydia sees the stranger step off the ferry, she feels an immediate connection to him. Lucas is convinced the man, Cole Anthony, is...

  • Coffee Grounds for the Worm Bin

    Thursday, September 19 at 6:30 pm

    Join Glenn Reed to celebrate the launch of his  new collection of poetry, Coffee Grounds for the Worm Bin.

    ABOUT THE BOOK: Coffee Grounds for the Worm Bin is a selection of 46 poems from the body of work written by Glenn Reed in the period from 1998-2018. Divided into seven sections, the collection opens with poems revolving around the author's early years of life and ends with those illustrating the challenges and changes in perspective of middle age. Reflections on travel experiences, bits of social commentary through...

  • Farming on the Wild Side *Book Launch*

    Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00 pm

    Join Nancy and John Hayden to celebrate the launch of their new book, Farming on the Wild Side. Nancy and John run The Farm Between in Jeffersonville.

    ABOUT THE BOOKOne farm’s decades-long journey into regenerative agriculture—and how these methods enhance biodiversity, pollinators, and soil health

    Northern Vermont’s Nancy and John Hayden have spent the last 25 years transforming their draft horse–powered, organic vegetable and livestock operation into an agroecological, regenerative, biodiverse, organic fruit farm, fruit nursery, and pollinator sanctuary. In Farming on the Wild Side they explain the philosophical and scientific principles that influenced them as they phased out sheep and potatoes and embraced...

  • The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11

    Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 pm

    Join Garrett M. Graff for a talk on his new book, The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  “This is history at its most immediate and moving….A marvelous and memorable book.” —Jon Meacham

    The Only Plane in the Sky is a stunning and important work—chilling, heartbreaking—and I cannot stop thinking about it.” —Anderson Cooper

    The first comprehensive oral history of September 11, 2001—a panoramic narrative woven from the voices of Americans on the front lines of an unprecedented national trauma.

    Over the past eighteen years, monumental literature has been published about 9/11, from Lawrence Wright’s The Looming Tower, which traced the...