LIBRARY BOOK GROUPS
VERMONT READS 2017 - Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. The South Burlington Community is invited to participate in a statewide read of Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming for Vermont Reads 2017. This beautiful memoir of the author’s childhood, written in verse, tells the story of a young person finding her voice and examines the strength of family bonds. A grant from the Vermont Humanities Council has awarded the SBCL 65 copies of Brown Girl Dreaming to share with the public. Copies of the book are available to check out at the Library’s display. The Library, together with SB Mentoring, Pillsbury Manor, and SBHS, is hosting community-wide Vermont Reads events.
May 24th - Young at Heart Program at SB Senior Center--Lunch and Book Discussion of Brown Girl Dreaming with SBHS students
June date TBA - Frederick Douglass reading
MORNING BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES
Thursday Mornings at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Community Center in the lower level of the Pines Apartments Building. Please park a distance from the main, front entrance to save parking spaces for the Pines Apartments’ residents. (Usually on the 2nd Thursday of each month).
Come to one or all of these meetings for a friendly and substantive discussion facilitated by Library staff. A limited number of reading copies are available on loan, one month prior to each meeting date. The book selections are well-reviewed fiction titles, offering varied writing styles, subjects, settings, eras and moods, to serve diverse reading preferences. These programs are open to the public, with no library card or registration required. Bring your own beverage if you wish.
- April 13th – Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson
- May 11th – My Brilliant Friend, Elena Ferrante
- June 8th – Long Time Coming, Robert Goddard
- July 13th – The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde
EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES
Thursday Evenings at 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. in the Library. (Usually on the 4th Thursday of each month, except for the Sept & Nov meetings).
Come to one or all of these meetings for a friendly and substantive discussion over tea, facilitated by Library staff. A limited number of reading copies are available on loan, one month prior to each meeting date. The book selections are well-reviewed fiction titles, offering varied writing styles, subjects, settings, eras and moods, to serve diverse reading preferences. These programs are open to the public, with no library card or registration required.
- April 27th – Etta & Otto and Russell & James, Emma Hooper
- May 25th – Heat and Light, Jennifer Haigh
- June 22nd – Brooklyn, Colm Tóibín
- July 27th – The High Divide , Lin Enger
VERMONT HUMANITIES BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES
B.I.G. (Big, Intense, Good) series: Vermont Humanities Council (VHC) Scholar, Merilyn Burrington, will provide background to Middlemarch, by George Eliot. The three-part discussion of this classic novel will take place on April 12, May 10 and June 14. Copies of Middlemarch are available at the Library. This program is free, open to the public and accessible to those with disabilities.
This program is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Vermont Humanities Council and hosted by the Library.
Wednesdays - April 12th, May 10th and June 14th at 6:30 p.m.