Elizabeth Hand Talk at Norwich University

Hard Light, Mortal Love, and Wylding Hall author and critic Elizabeth Hand will be stopping by Norwich University on Monday, March 26th for a talk as part of the school’s Writer’s Series.

The talk will take place at 4 PM in the Kreitzberg Library Multipurpose Room.


Pacific Rim Uprising Early Screenings

2013’s Pacific Rim was a really fun affair: giant robots and giant monsters, duking it out. Guillermo Del Toro didn’t return for the sequel, instead opting to earn an Academy Award for The Shape of Water. The sequel is now out this week, Pacific Rim Uprising, and you can see it early in a handful of theaters.

Opening tonight, Thursday, March 22nd:

  • Essex Cinemas, Essex. 7:00PM.
  • Flagship Cinemas, Rutland. 7:15PM and 9:40PM.
  • Springfield Cinemas, Springfield. 7:00PM.

Opening normally on Friday, March 23rd:

  • Bennington Cinemas, Bennington.
  • Bijou 4, Morrisville.
  • Paramount Theater, Barre.
  • Latchis Theater, Brattleboro.
  • Majestic 10, Williston.
  • Palace 9, South Burlington.

Discovering speculative fiction at Dartmouth College’s Baker-Berry Library

The Valley News has a neat profile of Dartmouth College’s Baker-Berry Library’s digital humanities librarian Laura Braunstein, who talks about her love of fantasy and science fiction literature, including N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy and Kim Stanley Robinson’s New York 2140.


Here’s where to watch A Wrinkle in Time early

Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time is a beloved children’s novel, and it’s been adapted by Selma director Ava DuVernay. The film looks interesting, although reviews have been mixed. It’s opening early in a handful of theaters across Vermont.

Here’s where you can catch it early:

  • Essex Cinemas, Essex. 7:30PM (3D), 8:50PM.
  • Flagship Cinemas, Rutland. 7:05PM and 9:40PM.
  • Majestic 10, Williston. 7:00PM.
  • Middlebury Marquis, Middlebury. 7:00PM.
  • Merrill’s Roxy Cinemas, Burlington. 7:00PM.
  • Palace 9, South Burlington. 7:00PM.
  • Springfield Cinemas, Springfield. 7:00PM.

Opening normally, tomorrow, March 9th:

  • Bennington Cinemas, Bennington.
  • Big Picture Theater, Waitsfield.
  • Bijou 4, Morrisville.
  • Capitol Showcase, Montpelier.
  • Star Theatre, St. Johnsbury.
  • Stowe Cinemas, Stowe.

Bear Pond Books’ SciFi+ Book Club: The Fifth Season

Bear Pond Books will be holding their next book club meeting on Monday, February 19th at 7:00PM, and they’ll be discussing N.K. Jemisin’s fantastic novel The Fifth Season.

Here’s the very broad back-cover copy:

This is the way the world ends…for the last time.
A season of endings has begun.

It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world’s sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun.

It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter.

It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester.

This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

If you haven’t read these books, you should. Bear Pond is selling the first one for 10% off.

Black Panther Early Screenings

The latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is here: the long anticipated Black Panther. This one has been getting utterly fantastic reviews, and I can’t wait to see it.

Here’s where it’s opening early, on Thursday, February 15th.

  • Bennington Cinemas, Bennington. 7:00PM (3D), 9:15PM.
  • Essex Cinemas, Essex. 7:00PM (3D), 8:30PM.
  • Flagship Cinemas, Rutland. 6:45PM, 9:45PM.
  • Latchis Theatre, Brattleboro. 7:00PM and 9:25PM.
  • Majestic 10, Williston. 7:00PM, 8:30PM.
  • Merrill’s Roxy, Burlington. 7:00PM.
  • Middlebury Marquis, Middlebury. 7:00PM.
  • Palace 9, South Burlington. 7:00PM.
  • Paramount Theater, Barre. 7:00PM.
  • Springfield Cinemas 3, Springfield. 7:00PM and 8:00PM.
  • Star Theater, St. Johnsbury. 7:00PM.
  • Welden Theater, St. Albans. 7:00PM.

Here’s where it’s opening normally, on Friday, February 16th:

  • Big Picture Theater, Waitsfield. 6:00PM.
  • Stowe Cinemas 3plex, Stow. 6:30PM and 9:30PM (3D).
  • Bijou 4, Morrisville. 6:40PM and 9:00PM.

Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter at Barnes and Noble

20 years ago, the Harry Potter series arrived in the US and became a massive hit. The South Burlington Barnes and Noble is celebrating the anniversary with a Harry Potter Book Night on February 3rd, from 6PM to 9PM.


Join us Saturday February 3rd at 6PM and help us kick off celebrations of the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone being published in the US!

We’ll be celebrating with giveaways, activities and fun for all ages! Dress in house colors or come as your favorite character. Meet fellow fans and help introduce new generations to the magic that we have come to know through Harry Potter!