Blake Memorial Library Events & More

We are now going to hold this discussion series online via Zoom. It will still be led by Suzanne Brown. The first discussion in the series will take place on Friday, May 29th @ 4:30 pm. 

This series of stories brings us to present-day consideration of migration, immigration, and refuge.

To register for each discussion please email blakemem@tops-tele.com and we will send you the link to join.

You can get the rest of the books in the series during curbside pick up on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-5 pm.  Call or email to let us know what day you will pick up the book(s). 802-439-5338 or blakemem@tops-tele.com

The discussion dates are as follows:

Friday, May 29th @ 4:30 pm on The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantu –

A memoir by a former border patrol officer and son of a Mexican immigrant, this work goes well behind today’s headlines, creating lasting images and better understanding.

Friday, June 26th @ 4:30 pm   Crossers by Philip Caputo

A novel about 3 generations of ranchers on the Mexican/Arizona border. Moving between eras and countries, it illuminates the transborder conflict: Migrants fleeing poverty and terror at great peril and the resultant cost and fear for homeowners.

Friday, July 31st @ 4:30  Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Collection of short stories about the hardships and dreams of migrants caught between two worlds, that of their Vietnamese homeland and adopted country. Pulitzer-prize winning author‘s family in 1975 became refugees and writes of characters haunted by ghosts.

Friday, August 28th @ 4:30      Exit West by Mohsen Hamid

The Pakistani author has created a compelling, inventive novel that follows two young lovers as they leave a country in civil war. They struggle to not just survive, but to retain their love and a sense of their past as they walk through fantastical doors to new lands.

This series is arranged by the Vermont Humanities Council and is free and open to the public.

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