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February Pub Trivia

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The Mad River Libraries return to Déco Restaurant and Bar at Hostel Tevere on Thursday, February 2, at 7 pm for "Groundhog Day" Pub Trivia. Bring a team and compete for prizes with four rounds of trivia questions about all things cyclical, repetitive, redundant, and well, you get the picture.  We strongly suggest that you contact the restaurant at 802-496-9222 to reserve a table for your team.

Exploring Vermont's Identity: The Paradox of Development



Monday, February 13

5:30 pm


Join Paul Searls, historian, professor and author as he shares how Vermont’s development unfolded beginning in the late 1890’s with the competing efforts of state officials to promote and conserve the state’s natural beauty while also attracting business and industry. Today, the consequences of these historic decisions include a shortage of affordable housing and lack of economic and racial diversity in Vermont. The paradox of development also remains. How do we balance progress with tradition?  


Sponsored by the MRV Libraries.


January Cookbook Club

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In February, cookbook club will explore recipes from Julia Turshen's Simply Julia. Choose a recipe from the book to prepare and bring it to the library for a potluck dinner on Thursday, February 23, at 6 pm. We'll have the cookbook on hand for you to peruse and choose your recipe in advance. Sign up at the library or online. Register here.

“The Most Costly Journey”:
Latin American Migrant Workers, Health Care, and Collaborative Non-Fiction Comics


“The Most Costly Journey”: Latin American Migrant Workers, Health Care, and Collaborative Non-Fiction Comics

Thursday, February 9, 6 pm

Warren Public Library

In 2021 the Vermont Folklife Center published The Most Costly Journey: Stories of Migrant Farmworkers in Vermont Drawn by New England Cartoonists, our Vermont Reads choice for 2022. The book consists of English language comics created by the El Viaje Más Caro Project, a health care outreach effort of the Open Door Clinic and University of Vermont Extension Bridges to Health that uses comics as a tool to address the overlooked mental health needs of Latin American migrant workers in Vermont.

In this presentation, Andy Kolovos from the Vermont Folklife Center and/or Julia Grand Doucet from the Open Door Clinic provide an overview of the goals of the El Viaje Más Caro Project, the collaborative methods that define its approach, and insight into the lives and experiences of the workers whose labor supports the continued viability of dairy farming in Vermont.

This event is sponsored by the MRV Libraries with assistance from Vermont Humanities and is part of the Vermont Reads program.

February Book Discussion

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Our next book club pick is Golden Hill by Francis Spufford. Read the book in advance and come for a book discussion with themed snacks. Copies of the book are available at the library. Monday, February 6, 6 pm. Register here.

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