Programs

Attorney/Novelist at Quechee Library: Uncivil Liberties

On Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 pm Bernie Lambek visits to read from his new novel, Uncivil Liberties, set in Vermont and reflective of of his work as a leading Vermont attorney.  Son of Jewish  refugees from Nazi Europe and a graduate of Dartmouth College and Yale Law School, he has practiced in Montpelier for more than 25 years and represented a number of school districts, sometimes dealing with the novel’s topics of student speech and religion in the schools.

 Lambek and ACLU colleagues successfully challenged the practice of holding official prayer at Vermont town meetings. He serves on the Vermont ACLU board and is well positioned to offer a fictional treatment of  current school issues including bullying.

 

Mystery Monday, Sept. 10 @ 4 pm

Generally Meeting the first Monday of the month, this group discusses selected authors of murders and mysteries. Due to the Labor Day holiday readers will meet on the second Monday, Sept. 10,  at 4 p.m. at Quechee to discuss the works of Robert Crais..   Books are available at the Quechee and Wilder Libraries.  New members are always welcome.

Sci Fi Book Discussion, Monday, Aug. 27 @ 6pm

Nick Clemens facilitates a monthly Speculative Fiction book series. Next date is Monday, Aug.  27, at 6 pm at the Quechee Library for a discussion of Children of Men by  P.D. James.  Copies are available for borrowing and new participants are always welcome.

Bugbee Book Discussion, August 3

Generally meeting on the first Friday of the month, at 12:45 p.m.,  join a book discussion group led by librarian Marieke Sperry.  The current selection is Bobby Kennedy; Raging Spirit by Chris Matthews. Let the Bugbee Center staff or either library know if you would like a copy delivered to the Center.  All are welcome!