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Democracy Now!: Covering the Movements Changing America
Amy Goodman
Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington College

April 27th, 2017, Noon.

Join award-winning journalist Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, at the Bennington stop on her North American tour: Democracy Now!: Covering the Movements Changing America.

Goodman will speak about increased threats to freedom of the press and the importance of truly independent media to hold those in power accountable. In more than 20 years of reporting, Democracy Now! has covered the social movements that are now forming the groundswell of opposition to the Trump administration; movements long ignored by the corporate media, but central to Democracy Now!’s daily journalism.
Amy will be introduced by her brother and co-author, Vermont-based journalist David Goodman.

Their latest New York Times bestseller is just out in paperback, and will be available for sale, with a book signing to follow the talk.

Free and open to the public.


Independent Bookstore Day
The Bennington Bookshop
April 29th, 2017

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. At The Bennington Bookshop, we will have door raffles with great book prizes. Customers who purchase a book on the day will receive a 20% off coupon for their next book purchase. We also have a 20% off sale on Harry Potter puzzles and coloring books. So come on down and support your local independent bookstore - The Bennington Bookshop.

Shetland Tea Murder
The Bennington Free Library
May 1st, 2017, 7pm

To celebrate the release of mystery writer Ann Cleeves's new book, Cold Earth, the Bennington Free Library and The Bennington Bookshop are co-hosting a murder mystery night! Ann has written a murder mystery based around a traditional Shetland tea.

Let's set the scene:

This evening we’re not in Bennington, but in Shetland, at Sunday Tea. This is a community meeting that brings people together in Shetland once a week to catch up on local news, hear music, and sell homemade items. This Sunday began like any other as the Shetland Tea committee met early to set up today’s tea, until the body of committee member, Minnie Laurenson, was found. Only the people at the Sunday tea committee could have committed the murder – they were the only ones present in the hall and nobody else had access. Detective Jimmy Perez has been called but he is delayed on the mainland due to storms. One of the suspects standing before you is a killer, and in the absence of the detective your task is to deduce which of them stabbed Minnie Laurenson.

We will read four witness statements, then take a break. After the break, it is the audience's job to decide who committed the murder. The names of people who choose the correct suspect will go into a hat for a prize-drawing!

This event is free and open to the public.

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