Quechee/Wilder Libraries are again participating in this statewide community reading program and have received 40 copies of this year’s title Wonder by R.J. Palacio from the Vermont Humanities Council. Pick up a copy of this exceptional multi-generational story of a fifth grader with a facial deformity and a capital personality, who yearns to be less different. We have developed a series of related programs for the spring. A Disability Awareness Workshop with Sam Drazin, a Bradford Elementary School teacher and founder of Changing Perspectives, will be held Thursday, May 1 at Quechee Library at 3:30 p.m. The workshop will be followed by refreshments and an opportunity for families to discuss the book.
On Tuesday, May 6, at 5 p.m.Truth and Beauty, the Story of a Friendship by Ann Patchett will be discussed at the Quechee Library. The book tells the story of the author’s friendship with Lucy Grealy (author of Autobiography of a Face)and offers a poignant view of a complex relationship.
A related film will also be shown on Friday, May 2, 4 p.m. at the Quechee Library. Horse Boy is the story of a Texas couple and their autistic son who travel to Outer Mongolia in a quest to improve communication with the boy. The DVD and the books are all available for borrowing.