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01 Dec

Kick Off the Holiday Season with the Authors of Sweet Pea & Friends!

03:45 pm to 04:45 pm Stowe Free Library

Meet the authors of Sweet Pea & Friends, and a furry friend, at the Stowe Free Library to kick off the Traditional Christmas in Stowe weekend.
https://stowelibrary.org/friends-of-the-library.php



02 Dec

Employee Discount for All

10:00 am to 06:00 pm 1281 Waterbury-Stowe Rd

We're extending our employee discount of 40% off gifts and 30% off prepacked pints. Come stock up on all things Ben & Jerry's from lip balm to t-shirts to socks and the ever popular pint lock to protect your pint from the hands of others!
http://www.benjerry.com/about-us/factory-tours



02 Dec

'A Farm for Maisie' Book Signing & Reading

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Meet adorable sheepdog Maisie in this follow-up to the picture book phenomenon The SheepOver!

When Maisie Grace the puppy arrives at Moonrise Farm, she’s excited about her new home but overwhelmed by all the bustling activity around her. She learns about each animal’s job: the chickens lay eggs, the pony pulls a cart for Farmer John, and the sheep make lots of soft wool for blankets and warm clothes. But what will Maisie’s job be? With the help of older dog Laddie and her new friends, Maisie realizes how she can help–she’s going to be a sheepdog!

This charming story by John and Jennifer Churchman, featuring their photo-illustrations of the real animals on their bustling Vermont farm including fan favorites Sweet Pea from The Sheepover and Finn from Brave Little Finn, celebrates the joy of finding just where you belong.


http://bridgesidebooks.com



02 Dec

'A Farm for Maisie' Book Signing & Reading

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Meet adorable sheepdog Maisie in this follow-up to the picture book phenomenon The SheepOver!


When Maisie Grace the puppy arrives at Moonrise Farm, she’s excited about her new home but overwhelmed by all the bustling activity around her. She learns about each animal’s job: the chickens lay eggs, the pony pulls a cart for Farmer John, and the sheep make lots of soft wool for blankets and warm clothes. But what will Maisie’s job be? With the help of older dog Laddie and her new friends, Maisie realizes how she can help-she's going to be a sheepdog!


This charming story by John and Jennifer Churchman, featuring their photo-illustrations of the real animals on their bustling Vermont farm including fan favorites Sweet Pea from The Sheepover and Finn from Brave Little Finn, celebrates the joy of finding just where you belong.


http://bridgesidebooks.com



07 Dec

Bill McKibben + Ken Squier: A Conversation 'Radio Free Vermont'

06:30 pm to 08:30 pm

Join us for a special evening with Bill McKibben + Ken Squier, broadcast on WDEV. Bill will discuss the new novel 'Radio Free Vermont', leading into a conversation between Bill + Ken with Q & A from the audience. Book Signing will follow the discussion.

About the book:
“I hope no one secedes, but I also hope that Americans figure out creative ways to resist injustice and create communities where everybody counts. We've got a long history of resistance in Vermont and this book is testimony to that fact.” – Bernie Sanders

A book that's also the beginning of a movement, Bill McKibben's debut novel Radio Free Vermont follows a band of Vermont patriots who decide that their state might be better off as its own re...public.

As the host of Radio Free Vermont--"underground, underpowered, and underfoot"--seventy-two-year-old Vern Barclay is currently broadcasting from an "undisclosed and double-secret location." With the help of a young computer prodigy named Perry Alterson, Vern uses his radio show to advocate for a simple yet radical idea: an independent Vermont, one where the state secedes from the United States and operates under a free local economy. But for now, he and his radio show must remain untraceable, because in addition to being a lifelong Vermonter and concerned citizen, Vern Barclay is also a fugitive from the law.

In Radio Free Vermont, Bill McKibben entertains and expands upon an idea that's become more popular than ever--seceding from the United States. Along with Vern and Perry, McKibben imagines an eccentric group of activists who carry out their own version of guerilla warfare, which includes dismissing local middle school children early in honor of 'Ethan Allen Day' and hijacking a Coors Light truck and replacing the stock with local brew. Witty, biting, and terrifyingly timely, Radio Free Vermont is Bill McKibben's fictional response to the burgeoning resistance movement.

About the author:
Bill McKibben, author and environmentalist, has written over a dozen books, including Eaarth and Oil and Honey. His 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has appeared in 24 languages. He is a founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement, which launched the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment movement. He is a scholar in residence at Middlebury College and lives in Vermont with his wife, the writer Sue Halpern, and their daughter. Radio Free Vermont is his first novel.

http://bridgesidebooks.com



09 Dec

Santa on Stowe Street

03:00 pm to 05:00 pm Waterbury Senior Center

The Waterbury Rotary is welcoming Santa to Stowe Street on Saturday the 9th from 3-5pm. Santa and his elves will eager to hear holiday wishes, pose for photos, and will have a small gift for the young ones. There will be hot chocolate, cookies to decorate, activities for children, holiday music, and a festive atmosphere. This event is open to everyone in the area including those who are only a kid at heart. To ensure the warmth and comfort of visitors, this year Santa's visit will be held in the Senior Center at 14 Stowe Street. The event is free and donations of non-perishable food will be collected for the Waterbury Area Food Shelf. Please swing by and enjoy some holiday cheer with Santa and the Waterbury Rotary club. Special thanks to the Senior Center for hosting this year's event.



09 Dec

Santa on Stowe Street

03:00 pm to 05:00 pm Waterbury Senior Center

The Waterbury Rotary is welcoming Santa to Stowe Street on Saturday the 9th from 3-5pm. Santa and his elves will eager to hear holiday wishes, pose for photos, and will have a small gift for the young ones. There will be hot chocolate, cookies to decorate, activities for children, holiday music, and a festive atmosphere. This event is open to everyone in the area including those who are only a kid at heart. To ensure the warmth and comfort of visitors, this year Santa's visit will be held in the Senior Center at 14 Stowe Street. The event is free and donations of non-perishable food will be collected for the Waterbury Area Food Shelf. Please swing by and enjoy some holiday cheer with Santa and the Waterbury Rotary club. Special thanks to the Senior Center for hosting this year's event.
http://discoverwaterbury.com



09 Dec

Mark Bushnell "Hidden Histories of Vermont"

11:00 am to 01:00 pm

Join Bridgeside Books in welcoming local author Mark Bushnell on Saturday, December 9th. Mark's new book Hidden Histories of Vermont has just been released.

About the Book:
Vermont's history is marked by fierce independence, generosity of spirit, and the saga of human life along its steep slopes and fertile valleys. Meet the widow who outwitted Tories and may have spied for the Green Mountain Boys. Encounter the family who gained a national following by summoning spirits. Discover why one governor opposed women's suffrage and how that may have involved spirits of another sort. Visit an island retreat where Harpo Marx cheated at croquet and satirist Dorothy Parker wore nothing but a garden hat. Historian Mark Bushnell offers a glimpse of the Green Mountain State rarely seen.

About the Author:
Mark Bushnell worked for a dozen years as an editor for Vermont newspapers. Since 2002, he has written regularly about Vermont history, first for the Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times Argus, and more recently a weekly column for VTDigger, a statewide news website. He is the author of Discover Vermont! The Vermont Life Guide to Exploring Our Rural Landscape and It Happened in Vermont. He has also contributed chapters to Howard Dean: A Citizen's Guide to the Man who Would Be President, and Lake Champlain: An Illustrated History.

http://bridgesidebooks.com



16 Dec

An Afternoon with I Cantori

02:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Join us for a very special afternoon with I Cantori-Harwood Union High School Honors choir. I Cantori will be singing holiday favorites for our listening pleasure. Begin, or finish, your holiday shopping while being serenaded by some of the best young voices around!

This choir is an auditioned group of 15 students that participate in music festivals and concerts both at Harwood and throughout the region.

Warm mulled cider + holiday treats will be served.
http://bridgesidebooks.com



16 Dec

A Morning with Carol Schein's Piano Students

10:00 am to 11:30 am

Join Bridgeside Books in welcoming local piano students for an in-store recital. Enjoy live tunes while working on your Christmas list!
http://bridgesidebooks.com



16 Dec

Grannie Snow 'Silas and Opal's Outdoor Adventure' Book Signing

11:00 am to 01:00 pm

Join us in welcoming Grannie Snow back to Bridgeside Books! We are so excited to host Grannie Snow with the latest book, Silas and Opal's Outdoor Adventure. The Silas Series is always a perfect gift to give and receive!

Silas and Opal’s Outdoor Adventure Miss Opal’s first trip outdoors turns into quite a “stinky” adventure when her curiosity gets the better of her. Opal meets a skunk and soon realizes she is in for more than she bargained for. When Big Ole Striped Silas tries to send the skunk on his way, he’s in for a big surprise too!







http://bridgesidebooks.com



16 Dec

Vermont Liberty Tea Company Holiday Tea

11:00 am to 03:00 pm

Join us at Bridgeside Books on December 16th to celebrate the Holidays! 

Enjoy sipping seasonal teas, meeting new owner Seth Maloney, and picking up all your favorite teas and accessories for gift giving. 





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Dec 16
An Afternoon with I Cantori
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Dec 16
A Morning with Carol Schein's Piano Students
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Dec 16
Grannie Snow 'Silas and Opal's Outdoor Adventure' Book Signing
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