`When Books Went To War' about the war of conflicting ideas

Having taught history years ago, I've long believed the World War II book market had been saturated by decades of one excellent title after another. Yet an astutely timed Christmas present recently …

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WILMINGTON — Join Bartleby's Books for an event with Erin McCormick, author of "Classic Diners of Vermont," at 4 p.m. Saturday. This reading, discussion and signing is part of downtown … more
BENNINGTON — Bennington Community Theater will hold auditions for A.R. Gurney's "The Dining Room," which will be directed by Christine Decker, Oldcastle Theatre's director of education, on Feb. … more
BENNINGTON — The Vermont Arts Exchange presents perennial favorite Gypsy Layne Cabaret and Company in two performances at Oldcastle Theatre, on Feb. 15 and 16, just in time for Valentine's Day. … more
BENNINGTON — The students of the Mount Anthony Union High School Drama Club present the play "Romeo and Juliet," by William Shakespeare, Thursday through Saturday at the high school. … more
ThursdayLiteraryHarry Potter Book Night: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Costume competition, Harry Potter trivia, horcrux hunt, Divination class and more. Bring a pair of socks to donate in order to free the house … more
BENNINGTON — Daby Toure, a singer and songwriter with a global perspective, and his trio take the stage of the Masonic Hall on Saturday, as the 15th season of the Vermont Arts Exchange's … more
BENNINGTON — The Bennington Community Theater announces auditions for A.R. Gurney's "The Dining Room," which will be directed by Christine Decker, Oldcastle Theatre's director of education; … more
BENNINGTON — From its beginning, Bennington Museum has collected documents, objects, and art that reflect the rich history of the region, and the state. This continues today. However, over the … more
Seriously injured while on patrol in an overseas war zone, Eden Malcolm is flown back to the States for treatment. He is not expected to survive the flight home but, against all odds, makes it. Now … more
FridayContradance: 6:30 p.m. Open to dancers of all ages and levels of experience. Caller Fern Bradley, accompanied by the Hubbard Hall Tune Jam Band. Free admission and refreshments. Village School … more

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