The Manchester Community Library and the Manchester Historical Society invite you to attend “Hometown Storytellers,” featuring Dave Quesnel, Bob Stannard, and Terry Tyler, on Wednesday, June 3, at 7 pm in the Hunter Community Room at the Library.
The three well-known locals are all Vermont authors who write about our beloved state with humor, nostalgia, and wit. Each will present selected readings from their respective books. A group Q & A session will be followed by a reception and book sale.
The three make an entertaining combo. “I recently took a publicity photo of the trio in the Library’s Cafe Commons and it was fun to witness their banter,” said Adult Programming Coordinator Cindy Waters. “Later, someone who had been seated next to them approached me and asked, ‘Who are those guys? They’re a hoot!’ ”
Dave Quesnel will read from Grandpaw’s Memoirs: Growing Up on a Dirt Road. Kerri MacLaury, librarian at Wilder Memorial Library in Weston, says that “Quesnel’s stories are light, funny, and nostalgic, as they follow his life through the woods, cow ponds and back roads of rural Vermont.”
Bob Stannard will read from How to Survive the Recovery – A Vermont Perspective,his follow up to How to Survive the Recession- A Vermont Perspective. Both books were illustrated by nationally acclaimed syndicated cartoonist Jeff Danziger. According to Governor Peter Shumlin, “Bob Stannard’s book is as sharp as ever… (His) book guarantees a good read and a hearty laugh.”
Terry Tyler will share stories from his trilogy of books, Don’t Scratch Too Deep! The Profane History of a Vermont Valley, illustrated by the acclaimed A.D. (Sandy) Read. Senator Fred Ehrich said that Terry’s book was “worth waiting for and worth every penny,” and Ann August added, “Thank you for writing an unsanitized history of Dorset.”
This evening of amusement and reminiscence kicks off the Library’s Summer Wednesdays series and is free and open to the public. Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave., at the corner of Rt. 7A and Cemetery Ave., in Manchester Center, VT. For more information, please call the Library at 802.362.2607.