Vermont Reads

Vermont Reads 2018

Welcome to Vermont Reads: Bread and Roses, Too

Friday June 8th 5:30 to 7:30: Kick-off dinner at the Congregational Church. Join us to eat food from the book and pick up your copy to read for the summer!

breadRosesWeb091117All summer long: Look on your favorite trails in South Hero for a StoryWalkTM  featuring picture books related to Bread and Roses, Too. 

Every Friday starting June 29th 11am Film Series: Watch a documentary or movie related to Bread and Roses, Too. (We cannot put the title of the movies in the paper in order to be in accordance with the library’s movie license).

Wenesday July 25th at 6:30pm Solidarity Forever: Songs of Unions and Labor: For centuries, working people have used songs to express protest and hope and as an organizing tool. In the U.S., the I.W.W (or Wobblies), which led the 1912 Bread and Roses strike, was especially known for its rousing and satirical songs, including the anthemic “Solidarity Forever.” Using live and recorded music, Mark Greenberg surveys American labor songs from the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution, through the Wobblies, and into the coal wars of the 1930.

Thursday August 2nd Starting at 8:30am Barre Field Trip: The last half of the book takes place in Barre, Vermont, where author Katherine Paterson lived for many years. Known as the “Granite Capital of the World”

Wednesday August 8th 6:30pm Book Discussion: We will be discussing Bread and Roses, Too in the library. Snacks and light refreshments provided.  VTREADS2018LogoWeb091917

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