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Chittenden

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Vermont Humanities Events  

Chittenden

July 28 — Book Discussion: Wonder. A Vermont Reads Event. Laurel Sanborn of Vermont Family Network will join the discussion. All ages are welcome; books are available at the front desk. Hosted by the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library. Williston, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, 21 Library Ln, 6:30 pm. Kathy DeLuca, (802) 878-4918.

August 8 — Wonder Ice Cream Social: Art Show and Movie. A Vermont Reads Event. Showcase your art, poetry, or songs inspired by the themes of kindness and acceptance found in Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Followed by a screening of I Am Sam. In the film, a mentally challenged man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his cold-hearted lawyer the value of love and family. Hosted by the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library. Williston, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, 21 Library Ln, 1:00 pm. Kathy DeLuca, (802) 878-4918.

August 18 — Book Discussion: What Work Is by Philip Levine. Part of the Blue Collar America series. Who is the working class? Look past the stereotypes to examine the realities of minimum wage existence, small-town economics, social divisions, and what does or doesn't constitute the good life. Led by Suzanne H Brown. Hosted by the Burnham Memorial Library. Colchester, Burnham Memorial Library, 898 Main St, 6:00 pm. Kelly Tomaseski, (802) 264-5660.

September 3 — The Battle of Lake Champlain. On September 11, 1814—187 years before the attack on the World Trade Center—British Army and Royal Naval forces attacked a regular American army and navy at Cumberland Bay in Plattsburgh. Although backed by Vermont Militia, the Americans were outnumbered nearly four to one. If the invaders had won, they could have taken Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. This largest and most decisive battle of the War of 1812 determined the future of our nation; it is a story of great courage and human tragedy told by Colonel David Fitz-Enz. Hosted by the Milton Historical Society and Museum. Milton Historical Society and Museum, 13 School Street, 7:00 pm. Allison Belisle, (802) 363-2598.

September 8 — Book Discussion: Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich. Part of the Blue Collar America series. Who is the working class? Look past the stereotypes to examine the realities of minimum-wage existence, small-town economics, social divisions, and what does or doesn't constitute the good life. Led by Helene Lang. Hosted by the Wake Robin Retirement Community. Shelburne, Wake Robin, 200 Wake Robin Dr, 7:30 pm. Advance Signup Required, Natalie Albers, (802) 985-0659.

September 12 — Dance at Bennington College: 82 Years of Moving Through: Opening Reception. Grant Event. A gallery exhibition of photographs from the 1930s to the present, drawn from the dance archives of Bennington College. Hosted by the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts and supported by a VHC grant. Burlington, Amy E. Tarrant Gallery at the Flynn, 153 Main St, 5:30 pm. Nancy Abbott-Hourigan, (802) 652-4505.

September 13–November 29 — Dance at Bennington College: 82 Years of Moving Through. Grant Event. A gallery exhibition of photographs from the 1930s to the present, drawn from the dance archives of Bennington College. Open Saturdays 11 am to 4 pm. Hosted by the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts and supported by a VHC grant.. Burlington, Amy E. Tarrant Gallery at the Flynn, 153 Main St. Nancy Abbott-Hourigan, (802) 652-4505.

September 15 — Book Discussion: The Cliff Walk: A Memoir of a Job Lost and a Life Found by Don Snyder. Part of the Blue Collar America series. Who is the working class? Look past the stereotypes to examine the realities of minimum wage existence, small-town economics, social divisions, and what does or doesn't constitute the good life. Led by Suzanne H Brown. Hosted by the Burnham Memorial Library. Colchester, Burnham Memorial Library, 898 Main St, 6:00 pm. Kelly Tomaseski, (802) 264-5660.

September 15 — Anne Frank’s Neighbors: What Did They Do? Although Anne Frank’s Diary is the most widely read nonfiction book in the world after the Bible, little attention has been paid to her neighbors—the people who lived alongside the Jewish population as persecution intensified. Mary Fillmore examines the choices they faced and the decisions they made in the face of those choices. Why did some people ignore the situation, while others felt compelled to resist? What can we learn from them as we face the humanitarian crises of our own time? Hosted by the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library. Williston, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, 21 Library Ln, 6:00 pm. Kathy DeLuca, (802) 878-4918.

September 19–21 — Burlington Book Festival 2014. Grant Event. The Queen City's 10th Annual celebration of the written word offers free readings, signings, workshops, panels, exhibits, and special events featuring literary luminaries from around the world and just around the corner! Headliners include Kim Addonizio, Jeff Danziger, Katherine Paterson, Jennifer Haigh, Chase Twichell, Leslie Jamison and Vijay Seshadri. Hosted by the Stern Center for Language and Learning and supported by a VHC grant.. Burlington, various locations, 1 Main St. Rick Kisonak, (802) 658-3328.

October 1 — Alfred Hitchcock and the Art of Suspense. Hitchcock famously said “Some films are slices of life; mine are slices of cake.” His career spanned forty years and many film eras. Film expert Rick Winston will discuss the evolution of Hitchcock’s craft, exploring his favorite themes, his relationship with his collaborators, and his wry sense of humour no matter how grisly the subject matter. By drawing on twelve film clips, starting with his 1925 silent The Lodger and continuing through to his Hollywood classics such as Notorious and Rear Window, Winston will illuminate the arc of Hitchcock’s brilliant career. Hosted by the Milton Historical Society and Museum. Milton Historical Society and Museum, 13 School Street, 7:00 pm. Allison Belisle, (802) 363-2598.

October 6 — Book Discussion: Empire Falls by Richard Russo. Part of the Blue Collar America series. Who is the working class? Look past the stereotypes to examine the realities of minimum-wage existence, small-town economics, social divisions, and what does or doesn't constitute the good life. Led by Helene Lang. Hosted by the Wake Robin Retirement Community. Shelburne, Wake Robin, 200 Wake Robin Dr, 7:30 pm. Advance Signup Required, Natalie Albers, (802) 985-0659.

October 13 — Book Discussion: Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper by Harriet Chessman. Part of the Portraits of the Artists series. These books feature fictional interpretations of famous artists. What happens when the visual arts and the literary arts meet? How do fiction writers interpret the lives of famous painters, and the canvases they leave behind? Led by Linda Bland. Hosted by the Fletcher Free Library. Burlington, Heineberg Senior Center, 14 Heineberg Rd, 1:00 pm. Barbara Shatara, (802) 865-7211 or Pam Slattery, (802) 863-3982.

October 22 — Book Discussion: The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler. Part of the From Page to Screen series. When is it true that the movie's good, but the book is better? What makes it so? What does a book or the script of a play have to offer that its film version does not? Conversely, what does film offer that print cannot? Led by Merilyn Burrington. Hosted by the South Burlington Community Library. South Burlington Community Library, 540 Dorset St, 6:30 pm. Louise Murphy, (802) 652-7076.

October 27 — Book Discussion: Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier. Part of the Portraits of the Artists series. These books feature fictional interpretations of famous artists. What happens when the visual arts and the literary arts meet? How do fiction writers interpret the lives of famous painters, and the canvases they leave behind? Led by Linda Bland. Hosted by the Fletcher Free Library. Burlington, Heineberg Senior Center, 14 Heineberg Rd, 1:00 pm. Barbara Shatara, (802) 865-7211 or Pam Slattery, (802) 863-3982.

November 3 — Book Discussion: What Work Is by Philip Levine. Part of the Blue Collar America series. Who is the working class? Look past the stereotypes to examine the realities of minimum-wage existence, small-town economics, social divisions, and what does or doesn't constitute the good life. Led by Helene Lang. Hosted by the Wake Robin Retirement Community. Shelburne, Wake Robin, 200 Wake Robin Dr, 7:30 pm. Advance Signup Required, Natalie Albers, (802) 985-0659.

November 10 — Book Discussion: La Tour Dreams of the Wolf Girl by David Huddle. Part of the Portraits of the Artists series. These books feature fictional interpretations of famous artists. What happens when the visual arts and the literary arts meet? How do fiction writers interpret the lives of famous painters, and the canvases they leave behind? Led by Linda Bland. Hosted by the Fletcher Free Library. Burlington, Heineberg Senior Center, 14 Heineberg Rd, 1:00 pm. Barbara Shatara, (802) 865-7211 or Pam Slattery, (802) 863-3982.

November 14–15 — VHC 2014 Fall Conference: A Fire Never Extinguished: How America’s Civil War Continues to Shape Civic and Cultural Life in America. Many of the issues associated with the Civil War resonate today—in Vermont and throughout the nation. VHC’s fall conference (five months before the end of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War) will examine the influence that the War has had and continues to have, and will seek to identify lessons vital to American democracy that still can be learned from the War and its aftermath as we continue to build “a more perfect union” in the twenty-first century. Presented in collaboration with the Vermont Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. More details. Burlington, University of Vermont, Dudley H. Davis Center. Max Matthews, (802) 262-2626 x304.

December 3 — Book Discussion: Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood. Part of the From Page to Screen series. When is it true that the movie's good, but the book is better? What makes it so? What does a book or the script of a play have to offer that its film version does not? Conversely, what does film offer that print cannot? Led by Merilyn Burrington. Hosted by the South Burlington Community Library. South Burlington Community Library, 540 Dorset St, 6:30 pm. Louise Murphy, (802) 652-7076.

December 8 — Book Discussion: Frida by Barbara Mujica. Part of the Portraits of the Artists series. These books feature fictional interpretations of famous artists. What happens when the visual arts and the literary arts meet? How do fiction writers interpret the lives of famous painters, and the canvases they leave behind? Led by Linda Bland. Hosted by the Fletcher Free Library. Burlington, Heineberg Senior Center, 14 Heineberg Rd, 1:00 pm. Barbara Shatara, (802) 865-7211 or Pam Slattery, (802) 863-3982. 

December 8 — Book Discussion: The Cliff Walk: A Memoir of a Job Lost and a Life Found by Don Snyder. Part of the Blue Collar America series. Who is the working class? Look past the stereotypes to examine the realities of minimum-wage existence, small-town economics, social divisions, and what does or doesn't constitute the good life. Led by Helene Lang. Hosted by the Wake Robin Retirement Community. Shelburne, Wake Robin, 200 Wake Robin Dr, 7:30 pm. Advance Signup Required, Natalie Albers, (802) 985-0659.

2015

February 4 — Book Discussion: Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen. Part of the From Page to Screen series. When is it true that the movie's good, but the book is better? What makes it so? What does a book or the script of a play have to offer that its film version does not? Conversely, what does film offer that print cannot? Led by Merilyn Burrington. Hosted by the South Burlington Community Library. South Burlington Community Library, 540 Dorset St, 6:30 pm. Louise Murphy, (802) 652-7076.

March 4 — Book Discussion: Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella. Part of the From Page to Screen series. When is it true that the movie's good, but the book is better? What makes it so? What does a book or the script of a play have to offer that its film version does not? Conversely, what does film offer that print cannot? Led by Merilyn Burrington. Hosted by the South Burlington Community Library. South Burlington Community Library, 540 Dorset St, 6:30 pm. Louise Murphy, (802) 652-7076.

April 1 — Book Discussion: Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King. Part of the From Page to Screen series. When is it true that the movie's good, but the book is better? What makes it so? What does a book or the script of a play have to offer that its film version does not? Conversely, what does film offer that print cannot? Led by Merilyn Burrington. Hosted by the South Burlington Community Library. South Burlington Community Library, 540 Dorset St, 6:30 pm. Louise Murphy, (802) 652-7076.

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