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October 2018

Jarrett J. Krosoczka…Hey, Kiddo

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main Street
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301
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In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery -- Jarrett doesn't know where to find him, or even what his name is. Jarrett lives with his grandparents -- two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they…

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David Elliott & Matthew Trueman – In the Past

October 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main Street
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301
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In the Past: From Trilobites to Dinosaurs to Mammoths in More Than 500 Million Years Care to meet a dunkleosteus? An apatosaurus? How about the dragonflyesque meganaura? In a collection that’s organized chronologically by epoch and is sure to intrigue everyone from armchair dino enthusiasts to budding paleontologists, David Elliott and Matthew Trueman illuminate some of the most fascinating creatures ever to evolve on the earth. Combining poems both enlightening and artful with illustrations perfect for poring over, this volume…

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Ann Braden-The Benefits of Being an Octopus

October 13 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main Street
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301
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  The Benefits of Being an Octopus Some people can do their homework. Some people get to have crushes on boys. Some people have other things they’ve got to do. Seventh-grader Zoey has her hands full as she takes care of her much younger siblings after school every day while her mom works her shift at the pizza parlor. Not that her mom seems to appreciate it. At least there’s Lenny, her mom’s boyfriend—they all get to live in his…

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Sandra Neil Wallace & Rich Wallace-First Generation

October 13 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main Street
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301
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First Generation: 36 Trailblazing Immigrants and Refugees Who Make America Great Celebrate the genius, diversity, and grit of immigrants and refugees in this boldly illustrated guide to 36 American trailblazers. The men and women in this book represent nations from Somalia to Germany, from Syria to China, from Mexico to Sweden, and more. They are people like Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, international singing sensation Celia Cruz, star basketball player Dikembe Mutombo, world-renowned physicist Albert Einstein, and influential journalist Jorge Ramos.…

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