Events

Multimedia Petting Zoo with CAT-TV
Thursday, July 26th, 6~8pm
The Bennington Free Library

CAT-TV staff and their gear will rock the library's Rotary Room! Older kids and adults are welcome to drop in and try out all sorts of video production equipment, from GoPro’s to professional studio cameras to green screens and learn about free training! 
 

Possum and the Summer Storm
Tuesday, July 31st, 3~4pm
The Bennington Free Library

Local author Anne Hunter's new children's picture book, Possum and the Summer Storm, has been selected as the trail tale for Bennington Museum's George Aiken Wild Flower Trail. To celebrate Anne's book, we will be cosponsoring an event with the Bennington Free Library on July 31st.This event is free and open to the public.
Co-sponsored by the Bennington Free Library and The Bennington Bookshop.



What Remains of Her
Thursday, August 2nd, 7pm

The Bennington Bookshop
New York Times bestselling author Eric Rickstad's new book, What Remains of Her, will be released in late July. We are pleased to announce that Eric will be holding an event at The Bookshop on Thursday, August 2nd, starting at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Dark Draughts
Author Event with John Goodrich
Thursday, August 9th, 7pm
The Bennington Bookshop

 

Join us on Thursday, August 9th, when Bennington author John Goodrich will read from his two books, Dark Draughts and Hag, and talk about ghost stories and the New England horror tradition.

Culled from nearly a decade of work, Dark Draughts is the first collection of John Goodrich’s short fiction. Discover a terrifying new god, and an old, well-known one just as malicious. Encounter horror tropes broken and remade; dead and undead pharaohs, a compassionate ghoul, and a serial killer who discovers something darker than himself. Find out what happens to a man literally at war with himself. With stories set in Arkham, ancient Egypt, the blood-soaked battlefields of World War One, rural Vermont, and a hideous apocalyptic future, these stories encompass the terrors of the past as well as our fears for the future.

 
Dark Draughts: Strong medicine for what ails us all.
 

Great American Read Book Commercial Workshop with CAT-TV
August 23rd, 6pm
The Bennington Free Library


Make your own book commercial to promote your favorite Great American Read book! Small groups welcome! Bring your book-loving friends and family! CAT-TV staff will guide you through simple shooting and editing from the camera or you can practice editing later at CAT-TV’s studio!


Sun and Fun
August 25th, 10am~3pm
Second Congregational Church

 

Sun and Fun Festival is an event built around clean, efficient energy and a love of the environment. There will be an array of local groups who are advocating for sensible energy solutions, reducing our carbon footprint, and an appreciation and conservation of environmental resources. The festival is organized by volunteers of the Eaarth Advocates and members of the Second Congregational Church. We continue to grow and are now in our fourth year. In fact, this year Sun and Fun was nationally recognized and a winner in the Community Inspiration Category as a “Cool Congregation” by the Interfaith Power and Light group!

There will be giant mural painting, face painting, all sorts of games, and popcorn! And just because school’s out doesn’t mean there’s not fun a lot to learn! Visit a worm farm, travel to the north pole to see what’s happening to the polar bears, and learn how to plant for wildlife and butterflies.

Try out an energy efficient electric bike, solar bike, and an electric/hybrid car!

Meet a real live owl at one of our breakout sessions held throughout the day.

Live Music by the Hale Mountain Pickers and the Throw Backs!

Delicious homemade luncheon!

Rain or Shine at 115 Hillside Street (Second Congregational Church) Bennington.


Community Book Discussion - Why we read, how we read
Mid-September, details to be finalized.
A round-robin discussion in which people get a few minutes each to talk about their favorite Great American Read book.


Bury the Lead
An Evening with Archer Mayor
Monday,  October 1st, 7pm
Bennington Free Library


He's back! Archer Mayor's latest book, Bury the Lead, will be released on September 25th and Archer will be in Bennington the very next week to talk about it. Join us for an evening of stories - Archer's events are always entertaining! There will be opportunities for questions and book signing. We will have plenty of books for sale at the event. If you can't make it to the event but would like a signed copy, just let us know.

This event is free and open to the public.
Co-sponsored by the Bennington Free Library and The Bennington Bookshop.