Autumn Authors at the Aldrich: Paolo Battaglia, Thursday, October 2

ExplorersItalian Historian Paolo Battaglia will be our special guest this Thursday at 6:30pm in the Milne Community Room to kick off our brand new Autumn Authors at the Aldrich series. Battaglia’s most recent book is Explorers, Emigrants, Citizens: A Visual History of the Italian American Experience from the Collections of the Library of Congress. He will be visiting Barre as part of a nation-wide tour of 15 small towns with an Italian heritage. The aim of the project is to produce a documentary film, a book, and a traveling exhibition that will bring the story of their Italian immigrants back to all the towns he will visit. While in Barre, Battaglia will be meeting with key members in Barre’s Italian-American community, seeking living testimonies for the project. At Aldrich this Thursday, he will speak about his research and sign copies of his book which will be available for purchase. Free; light refreshments will be served.

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Senior Day: Wednesday, Oct. 1 – Carol Dawes reads Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe and his ravenCarol Dawes, who is known by most as Barre City’s Clerk & Treasurer, has over 20 years of theater experience as an actor, director, and production
stage manager and has worked professionally at theaters in Vermont, Boston, Albany and New York City.  She’ll be getting us into the Halloweed spirit with dramatic readings from Edgar Allan Poe.
Join us for what promises to be a memorable afternoon! Free; light refreshments to follow.

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Poetry Slam Friday 9/26 @ 6pm

Have you been to a poetry slam recently? Wanted to try your hand at writing poetry but don’t know where to start? Our quarterly poetry slams are perfect for you to try your hand at writing and performing poetry in a friendly setting! These multigenerational slams are free and open to the public. They start with guided writing and pizza at 6pm, followed by the slam portion at 6:30pm. Prizes are given for slam winners.

If you need inspiration, check out Lily Myers’s amazing slam piece “Shrinking Women”. We’ll see you Friday!

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Barre Reads 2014: Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Wonder

Barre Reads Opening Event: Tuesday, September 23, 6:30pm

Laurel and Mike Sanborn and their daughters Amelia, 12, and Olivia, 10, of Richmond, VT will be our guest speakers at this kickoff event. Olivia was born with a rare craniofacial syndrome called Pfeiffer Syndrome. The family will talk about their experiences and the ways Olivia, like Augie in Wonder, deal with acceptance. Copies of the book will be available to check out and light refreshments will be served.

Film Screenings

Tuesday, November 4, 6pm
Thursday, November 13, 6pm

All films will be screened in the Milne Community Room at the Aldrich Public Library. Call 476-7550 for movie titles and information.

Book Discussions

Thursday, October 9, 1:30pm – Barre Senior Center, North Main St., Barre
Wednesday, October 16, 6:30pm – Aldrich Public Library York Branch, Mill St., East Barre)
Tuesday, October 21, 6:30pm – Aldrich Public Library Main Branch, Washington St., Barre
Copies of the book are available at all three locations.

Community-wide Writing Contest

October 1 – October 31. Applications are available at the Aldrich Public Library (Main and York branches), Barre City Elementary and Middle School, Barre Town Middle and Elementary School, and Spaulding High School. Contest is available to participants of all ages, adults included!

Closing Celebration of Wonder and Writing

vtreadsTuesday, November 18, 6:30pm

All Vermont Reads events are sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council. Barre Reads is sponsored by the Barre Learning for Life Committee.

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    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: September 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
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