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Addison and Bennington

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Addison

November 20 — Wonder Community Supper and Presentation. A Vermont Reads Event. Potluck supper followed by a presentation by Sam Drazin about his personal experiences living with craniofacial differences. Please join us and bring a dish to share! Hosted by the Weybridge Elementary School. Weybridge Elementary School, 210 Quaker Village Rd, 6:00 pm. Megan Sutton, (802) 545-2113.

December 3 — Daily Life in Prewar Nazi Germany. Focusing on the prewar experience of non-Jewish citizens, Keene State professor Paul Vincent examines how ideology and terror undermined human dignity, numbed selfawareness, and atomized German society.A First Wednesdays lecture. Hosted by the Ilsley Public Library. Middlebury, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St, 7:00 pm. Chris Kirby, (802) 388-4095.

January 7 — The History of Herbal Medicine in America. Expert herbalist Rosemary Gladstar examines the early history of herbalism in America and how herbs play a role in healthcare today.A First Wednesdays lecture. Hosted by the Ilsley Public Library. Middlebury, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St, 7:00 pm. Chris Kirby, (802) 388-4095.

February 4 — The Hungry Heart. Filmmaker Bess O’Brien discusses and shows excerpts from her film The Hungry Heart, which provides an intimate look at the often hidden world of prescription drug addiction in Vermont.A First Wednesdays lecture. Hosted by the Ilsley Public Library. Middlebury, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St, 7:00 pm. Chris Kirby, (802) 388-4095.

March 4 — You Are Not Special . . . and Other Encouragements. Expanding on his popular commencement speech, viewed by millions on YouTube, high school English teacher and father of four David McCullough Jr. considers how we raise our kids today, and why passionate engagement—rather than success for its own sake—is critical to a fulfilling, happy life.A First Wednesdays lecture. Hosted by the Ilsley Public Library. Middlebury, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St, 7:00 pm. Chris Kirby, (802) 388-4095.

April 1 — An Evening with Julia Alvarez. At the outset of National Poetry Month, celebrated author and activist Julia Alvarez speaks and reads from her early and recent work.A First Wednesdays lecture. Hosted by the Ilsley Public Library. Middlebury, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St, 7:00 pm. Chris Kirby, (802) 388-4095.

May 6 — Inventing Ethan Allen. After more than two centuries, Ethan Allen remains the most remembered figure in Vermont’s past. Historian H. Nicholas Muller III considers how the memory of Allen coincides with the reality and why his story was shaped and reshaped after his death.A First Wednesdays lecture. Hosted by the Ilsley Public Library. Middlebury, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St, 7:00 pm. Chris Kirby, (802) 388-4095.

Bennington 

December 3 — Beethoven’s Deafness: Psychological Crisis and Artistic Triumph. This performance lecture by renowned concert pianist and psychiatrist Richard Kogan explores the power of music to help heal artist and audience alike, and considers the influence of psychological factors on Beethoven’s creative output.A First Wednesdays lecture. Hosted by the Mark Skinner Library. Manchester, First Congregational Church, 7:00 pm. Cindy Waters, (802) 362-2607.

January 6 — Book Discussion: Under the Sea Wind by Rachel Carson. Part of the Earth Tones series. These authors strike a variety of provocative and poignant environmental notes— haunting, satirical, delicate, mysterious, hopeful, wise—as they look with fresh eyes at the ageold question of how to live in harmony with nature. Led by Eric A Bye. Hosted by the Dorset Village Library. Dorset Village Library, 13 Church St, 10:00 am. Diana Green, (802) 867-9990.

January 7 — Building Monticello. Thomas Jefferson never knew the Monticello we visit today — in perfect condition, impeccably furnished. Jefferson died so deeply in debt that the house and contents had to be auctioned off. Dartmouth College senior lecturer Marlene Heck explains the lifelong project Jefferson called his “essay in architecture.”A First Wednesdays lecture. Hosted by the Mark Skinner Library. Manchester, First Congregational Church, 7:00 pm. Cindy Waters, (802) 362-2607.

January 20 — Book Discussion: Hunting for Hope: A Father's Journey by Scott Russell Sanders. Part of the Earth Tones series. These authors strike a variety of provocative and poignant environmental notes—haunting, satirical, delicate, mysterious, hopeful, wise—as they look with fresh eyes at the age-old question of how to live in harmony with nature. Led by Eric A Bye. Hosted by the Dorset Village Library. Dorset Village Library, 13 Church St, 10:00 am. Diana Green, (802) 867-9990.

February 3 — Book Discussion: A Friend of the Earth by T.C. Boyle. Part of the Earth Tones series. These authors strike a variety of provocative and poignant environmental notes— haunting, satirical, delicate, mysterious, hopeful, wise—as they look with fresh eyes at the ageold question of how to live in harmony with nature. Led by Eric A Bye. Hosted by the Dorset Village Library. Dorset Village Library, 13 Church St, 10:00 am. Diana Green, (802) 867-9990.

February 4 — Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Douglass and Lincoln — one born a slave, the other born dirt poor — became respectively one of the nation’s greatest orators and one of its greatest presidents. Harvard professor John Stauffer examines their friendship, the similarities in their lives, and their legacies.A First Wednesdays lecture. Hosted by the Mark Skinner Library. Manchester, First Congregational Church, 7:00 pm. Cindy Waters, (802) 362-2607.

February 17 — Book Discussion: Mean Spirit by Linda Hogan. Part of the Earth Tones series. These authors strike a variety of provocative and poignant environmental notes—haunting, satirical, delicate, mysterious, hopeful, wise—as they look with fresh eyes at the age-old question of how to live in harmony with nature. Led by Eric A Bye. Hosted by the Dorset Village Library. Dorset Village Library, 13 Church St, 10:00 am. Diana Green, (802) 867-9990.

March 3 — Book Discussion: The Great Work: Our Way into the Future by Thomas Berry. Part of the Earth Tones series. These authors strike a variety of provocative and poignant environmental notes—haunting, satirical, delicate, mysterious, hopeful, wise—as they look with fresh eyes at the age-old question of how to live in harmony with nature. Led by Eric A Bye. Hosted by the Dorset Village Library. Dorset Village Library, 13 Church St, 10:00 am. Diana Green, (802) 867-9990.

March 4 — The Memoir Boom: Who, What, Why. Dartmouth professor and experimental memoirist Irene Kacandes discusses current approaches to life writing and considers why we continue to love reading about others’ lives.A First Wednesdays lecture. Hosted by the Mark Skinner Library. Manchester, First Congregational Church, 7:00 pm. Cindy Waters, (802) 362-2607.

April 1 — A Slight Sound at Evening: Why Thoreau’s Quiet Writing Endures Today. Drawing upon Thoreau’s journals and letters, Dartmouth professor Nancy Jay Crumbine examines the spirituality, inherent and explicit, in his walking and writing life.A First Wednesdays lecture. Hosted by the Mark Skinner Library. Manchester, First Congregational Church, 7:00 pm. Cindy Waters, (802) 362-2607.

May 6 — Redeemer President: The Significance of Jimmy Carter. Dartmouth professor of American religious history Randall Balmer examines the rise of the Religious Right and Jimmy Carter, a Southern Baptist Sunday school teacher elected president with the support of evangelicals, who turned against him four years later.A First Wednesdays lecture. Hosted by the Mark Skinner Library. Manchester, First Congregational Church, 7:00 pm. Cindy Waters, (802) 362-2607.

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