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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Gagged by the government

Gagged by the Government—
Two Librarians Tell How
They Resisted the

March 20, 3:30-5 p.m.
Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont
Free and open to the public

In the summer of 2005, a Connecticut library consortium called Library Connection was served by the FBI with a National Security Letter demanding patron information. The board decided to resist and filed suit, with help from the ACLU. After being gagged from saying anything about it for more than eight months, the “John Doe” librarians can now tell their fascinating and moving story.

Don’t miss this chance to learn how the USA PATRIOT Act is really being used.

Co-sponsored by Vermont Library Association and
University of Vermont Libraries

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Vermont Women of Mystery

In honor of Sisters In Crime 20th Anniversary the Kellogg-Hubbard Library is celebrating with a program called The Vermont Women of Mystery, featuring Nancy Means Wright, Carla Neggers, Sarah Stewart Taylor and introducing Jennifer McMahon. Readings will be followed by a “Death by Chocolate” reception and book signings with the authors. Wear your trenchcoat and fedora, cloak and dagger or dress as your favorite sleuth, villain or mystery author. We will also sell raffle tickets for a bag full of autographed books by these four mystery writers as well as books by Lisa Scottoline, G.H. Ephron and local favorite, Sarah Strohmeyer.