VERMONT READS-2009

The Warren Public Library was awarded a grant from Vermont Reads- 2009, sponsored by The VT Humanities Council, for an intergenerational  community reading/activity project during October-2009.  We will be spotlighting a book, “When the Emperor Was Divine” by Julie Otsuka, that  explores the internment of Japanese Americans in the United States during World War II.  The following book-related activities are planned:

–  Thursday, Oct. 1, Community Potluck Kick-Off Event at the Warren Library-5:30PM-8PM;

–  Fridays, Oct. 9 and Oct. 23, “Book Talk” Radio Show-11AM, WMRW-95.1FM;

–  Tuesday, Oct. 13, Community Panel and Potluck- World War II Discussion at Evergreen Place (Waitsfield)-11:30AM-1PM;

–  Thursday, Oct. 29,  Community Book Discussion at the Warren Library-7PM;

–  Wednesday, Nov. 4, Community Book Discussion at the Moretown Library-7PM; and

–  Haiku Writing Event will be on going in Valley schools during October-2009.

Events are free, but call the Warren Library (496-3913) or Gail Hietzker (583-1935) to make reservations for the Community Potluck Kick-Off on Oct. 1 and the Panel Discussion at Evergreen Place on Oct. 13.  Potluck participants are asked to bring a dish to pass (side dish, salad or dessert)  that serves about 8 to 10 people.  Our collaborating partners in this project are: The Joslin Memorial Library (Waitsfield), The Moretown Public Library, The Mad River Valley Rotary Club and The Mad River Valley Senior Citizens, Inc.

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6 responses to “VERMONT READS-2009

  1. I read the book, “When the Emperor Was Divine” by Julie Otsuka, and I think the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II was a horrible incident in our nation’s history. I look forward to discussing this book at the library’s event on Oct. 29th.

  2. I also read “When the Emperor Was Divine” and am looking forward to the book discussion. Ellen Bruno’s Oct. 1st, presentation at the Warren Library’s Kick-Off Community Potluck was moving and well-prepared. We forget that Pearl Harbor’s bombing chamged many lives in many different ways. It was wonderful to see a room full of people at the library’s event.

  3. The World War II Potluck/Panel on October 13th at Evergreen Place was well-planned. The panelists’ oral histories were fascinating, the Harwood students had thoughtful questions and the 1940’s food was fantastic. Thanks for a delightful and interesting event.

  4. The Evergreen Place Potluck and World War II Panel was enjoyed by many people. The 58 attendees were interested and respectful of the stories told by local panelists. I enjoyed the food and loved having the Harwood 8th graders at our tables sharing lunch.

  5. The Vermont Reads Program has been great this year. I appreciate that Channel 44 runs the library’s programs for people not able to attend each activity. Thanks.

  6. The VT Humanities Council sponsored VT Reads-2009 project was well received in the Mad River Valley this year. The Warren Public Library owes many thanks to many people including our guests speakers, panel members, radio guests, Harwood students, elementary students, channel 44 and most of all our collaborative partners: the Joslin Memorial Library, the Moretown Public Library, the Mad River Valley Rotary Club and the Mad River Valley Senior Citizens, Inc.

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