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Boneyarn: New York Slavery Poems

Presenter: David Mills
Time: February 2, 7:00pm, online

The oldest and largest slave cemetery in the United States is located in the shadow of Wall Street. Actor and poet David Mills reads from and discusses his award-winning poetry collection, Boneyarn, featuring groundbreaking poems about slavery in New York City, a topic rarely addressed.

David Mills holds MFAs from both New York University and Warren Wilson College and is a cum laude graduate of Yale University. He has published two full-length poetry collections in addition to Boneyarn: The Dream Detective and The Sudden Country.

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Get the scoop on the best new books across all genres. The Friends have renewed the library’s subscription to BookPage, an editorially-independent monthly magazine featuring only books it highly recommends.

From the Parlor to the Polling Place: Stories and Songs from the Suffragists

Presenter: Linda Radtke
Time: March 2, 7:00pm
Place: Brooks Memorial Library (in person)

Singer and historian Linda Radtke, in period garb and a “Votes for Women” sash, celebrates the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave the right to vote to white women.

Linda Radtke, a classically-trained singer, was a Vermont high school teacher for thirty-one years and now produces the VPR Choral Hour on Vermont Public Radio.

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