In conjunction with the Vermont Humanities Council 2010 Vermont Reads program, Barre’s Aldrich Public Library will host “Katherine Paterson Day” on Saturday, May 15 from 1 – 4 pm. The day will feature:
- Book discussions for adults and kids
- Dramatic Readings from Paterson’s “The Day of the Pelican” — in which an Albanian family must flee Kosovo to find refuge in Macedonia, then a home in Vermont.
- Dance performance by the Bosnian Lilies
- Film presentation “A Parallel World” by Essex filmmaker Mira Niagolova about life in a refugee camp on the Kosovo-Macedonian border
Family craft activities: bookmarks, buttons, mini-books, balloons!
- Remarks by Katherine Paterson, Senator Patrick Leahy, Vt Humanities Council Director Peter Gilbert and Mayor Thom Lauzon.
- Free admission
Information: www.aldrich.lib.vt.us or 476-7550