MANCHESTER, VT – Buy books, make crafts, watch an artist in action, listen to local musicians, meet Manchester’s first K9 officer, eat ice cream! There’s something for everyone at the Manchester Community Library (MCL) which hosts the Green Mountain Festival and book sale, this Saturday and Sunday June 11-12, 9am-4pm. An opportunity for community members of all ages and interests to celebrate the inspiring, educational and enriching resources available at the Library, the Festival is the first major post-COVID event at the Library. Events are free and open to the public.
To learn more about the festival and the calendar of events, visit: www.mclvt.org.
Sally Hespe, MCL’s Director of Advancement, said: “Our mission is to be a meeting place and a resource for the community, and our festival and book sale will bring the community together to celebrate all that we have to offer. offer and hopefully mark the end of two long and difficult years.
Saturday has a busy schedule with all-day book sales, as well as events for all ages. Manchester’s (Very Important Pooch) favorite VIP – Moose, the Police Department’s K-9 – will be visiting the Festival and is sure to be a huge hit! Other morning activities include: Digging for Words Children’s author Andrea Kunkel will lead young library friends and their families through an activity and reading of her latest book, A Penguin’s Journey. At Day in Vermont, artist Peter Huntoon will be on hand to paint a new work and answer questions about his painting and his artistic approach. The afternoon will feature several authors. Award-winning author Susan Fox Rogers, whose many books focus on the natural world and outdoor adventures, will discuss her new book, Learning the Birds: A Midlife Adventure. Mystery writer extraordinaire Archer Mayor, author of the highly acclaimed Vermont mystery series starring Detective Joe Gunther, follows with a discussion of his latest book, Marked Man. Be sure to check the website for the latest schedule of events and activities.
In addition to the Sunday Children’s Planting Activity and Story Time presented by the Manchester Garden Club and Library, Taconic Music’s Music From the Shelves will also take place. A Special Thanks to Educators – where they can get books for free, will take place on Sunday mornings from 9-10am. Bargain hunters will also have the chance to fill their bag with books for a flat fee of $7.00. The final event is a paid ice cream social and musical performance by a Burr and Burton Academy student at 1:00 p.m.
From political commentary, mysteries, memoirs, and historical fiction to cooking, gardening, travel, and tutorials — not to mention hundreds of children’s and YA titles — whatever a person’s interest, there there will certainly be a book for everyone.
To this end, MCL has included non-profit organizations and local groups in the Festival. They will be on hand Saturday to provide information about their programs and services, and MCL staff will also be available to answer any questions you may have.
For more information on the Green Mountain Festival and book sale, visit our website: mclvt.org.
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