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  • Saturday, November 03 at 7:00 pm

    Edward Hopper (1882-1967) is one of America's most famous artists (think of his painting of a New York diner scene, "Nighthawks"), but the works that he made in Vermont remain relatively unknown. Author Bonnie Tocher Clause tells the story of Hopper's summer sojourns in Vermont between 1927 and 1938 and describes her research in locating Hopper's Vermont works and the places where they were made. Her talk will be illustrated with slides of Hopper's Vermont watercolors and drawings along with photographs, old and new, of the sites in the paintings.

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  • Thursday, November 01 at 7:00 pm

    Part travelogue, part inspiring social commentary, and part motivating business model, Brewing Change is about one middle manager’s quiet, dogged crusade to change the world of coffee. Long-time friends Bill Mares and Rick Peyser team up to tell the story of Peyser’s career within industry pioneer Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, and of his travels throughout the coffee lands of Latin America and East Africa. Eye-opening and heart-wrenching, Brewing Change is a story with the power to remind us of the indomitable nature of the human spirit, and the dramatic change that is possible when individuals fight for an equitable global community.

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  • Sunday, October 28 at 2:00 pm

    Despite the beauty of the Champlain Valley, it has been the site of dark and
    mysterious events; it is not surprising that some spirits linger in this
    otherwise tranquil place. Fort Ticonderoga saw some of early America's
    bloodiest battles, and American, French and British ghosts still stand
    guard. A spirit walks the halls of SUNY Plattsburgh, even after his
    original haunt burned in 1929. Champlain's islands--Stave, Crab, Valcour
    and Garden--all host otherworldly inhabitants, and unidentified
    creatures and objects have made appearances on the water, in the sky and
    in the forests surrounding the lake. Join Burlington's own Thea Lewis
    as she explores the ghosts and legends that haunt Lake Champlain.

    Thea Lewis is the owner and...

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  • Saturday, October 27 at 2:00 pm

    Despite the beauty of the Champlain Valley, it has been the site of dark and mysterious events; it is not surprising that some spirits linger in this otherwise tranquil place. Fort Ticonderoga saw some of early America's bloodiest battles, and American, French and British ghosts still stand guard. A spirit walks the halls of SUNY Plattsburgh, even after his original haunt burned in 1929. Champlain's islands--Stave, Crab, Valcour and Garden--all host otherworldly inhabitants, and unidentified creatures and objects have made appearances on the water, in the sky and in the forests surrounding the lake. Join Burlington's own Thea Lewis as she explores the ghosts and legends that haunt...

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  • Friday, October 26 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books Burlington is extremely proud to announce an event with Caragh O'Brien, author of the Young Adult series that started with Birthmarked. Fans of Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games) will love Caragh O'Brien! Caragh's books are all multiple staff picks here at Phoenix Books.

    Since earning an MA in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University, Caragh M. O’Brien has been a high school teacher, an author of romance novels, and now a novelist for teens. Her novels Birthmarked and Prized were named YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults. Birthmarked was also a Junior Library Guild Selection and chosen for the...

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  • Thursday, October 25 at 7:00 pm

    “In what appears to be a paradox, Americans may have become more opinionated and yet less confident in their capacity to think for themselves. Could that be in part because Americans are reading less? And engaging less with the world of ideas?”

    So asks Vermont Humanities Council executive director Peter A. Gilbert in the introduction to this collection of over sixty lively essays, which are adapted from his frequent commentaries broadcast originally on Vermont Public Radio. A perfect book for anyone who enjoys ideas and who loves learning.

    100% of author’s earnings from the sale of this book will benefit the Vermont...

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  • Thursday, October 25 at 6:00 pm

    "As we slip into my favorite season of Autumn," Kelly says, "my thoughts turn to the wine harvests and what to serve with my turkey." A taste of Tuscany will take us to Italy and reveal the secrets of Chianti Classico and highlight a few treasures Kelly discovered on her last trip to those golden hills. As always we will pair local cheeses and fresh baked bread with our wine selections.

    This is a wonderful opportunity to explore Phoenix's new wine selection, which we'll be offering by the glass from our new Vino-temp cuvinee.

    Kelly is Phoenix's cafe manager. Her not so meager beginnings here in Vermont landed her...

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  • Saturday, October 20 at 2:00 pm

    You re a smart guy. You read The Perfect Storm and now you find yourself living it. Your daughter, who yesterday was happy to hang out with you at Home Depot, now cries for no known reason. Last week you were her soccer coach and the best dad there ever was, really, and today on the way home from practice she turned away and stared sadly out the window and wouldn t say a word to you. She s hovering around adolescence and all of a sudden you re flopping on the daddy-deck in a panic. What the heck is about to happen and how are you going to get through this? How can you help her get through these difficult years when honestly, you don t totally understand it yourself? If you re a single dad, it can get all the more complicated. You might not know who or where to go to for the real deal...

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  • Friday, October 19 at 7:00 pm

     

     

    Come to Phoenix Books Burlington prepared for a bewitching night of tricks and treats to put you in the Halloween spirit. A selection of Halloween stories will be read aloud by Christy, our children's bookseller, followed by a fun and creepy craft time. Apple cider, popcorn and other treats will be provided. Costumes are encouraged! Suggested age range is 5-10, but all are welcome. This is sure to be an evening of ghoulish fun!

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  • Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 pm

    Bring decision making back home this election season.

    Just as slow food encourages chefs and eaters to become more intimately involved with the production of local food, and slow money helps us become more engaged with our local economy, slow democracy encourages us to govern ourselves locally with processes that are inclusive, deliberative, and citizen powered.

    Susan Clark is a writer and facilitator focusing on community sustainability and citizen participation. She is an award-winning radio commentator and former talk show co-host. Her democratic activism has earned her broad recognition, including the 2010 Vermont Secretary of State’s Enduring...

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