Vermont Reads Day at Bennington Museum

Saturday, May 19--Beginning at 1:00 pm

Vermont Reads Day Schedule

1:00 pm: Music by the Flying Garbanzos (Education Center)

1:30 pm: Welcome and opening remarks

1:45 pm: Elizabeth Winthrop's book talk, slide show, and dramatic
reading with Willy Jones--followed by Q&A

2:45 pm: Author book signing, hands-on activities, and learning stations

4:00 pm: Formal program ends--but stay to tour the museum until 5:00 pm 

* * FREE * * admission to Vermont Reads participants--one copy of
Counting on Grace will be given to each family who participates in
Vermont Reads Day

For information:
<>  * 802.447.1571 OR <>  *


Many thanks: Bennington Free Library, Bennington Historical Society,
Bennington Museum, Pownal Historical Society, The Greater Bennington
Tell Me a Story Project, and Friends of Bennington Free Library

Be sure your community takes part in Vermont Reads Counting on Grace

Told by a 12-year-old girl, Counting on Grace evokes life in New England
mills in 1910. Grace Forcier and her friend, Arthur, must leave school
to work in a dangerous, air-polluted mill in their poor French Canadian
community. Their teacher fights back by helping the children write to
the National Child Labor Committee. Real-life photographer Lewis Hine
arrives to photograph the children surreptitiously, and sets in motion a
chain of unanticipated events.

Read and explore Counting on Grace with activities for children and
adults. Vermont Reads brings communities and people of all ages together
to read a book and do activities centered around it. Nonprofit
organizations and schools may apply. Collaborations among organizations
and businesses are encouraged.

* Receive FREE Vermont Reads books for your community.

* Host a book discussion, visit a former mill site, organize a panel on
French Canadian history in Vermont, research child labor practices and
laws, use old photos to tell stories, and more. 

* Listen to a Vermont Public Radio feature story and author interview. 

* Attend author appearances in May and September.

Apply: Applications are due by May 21. Applications are online at <>  or call 802.262.2626.


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