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December 13 — Book Discussion: The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler. Part of the Seven Deadly Sins series. Delve into the short stories from the Great Books Foundation’s Seven Deadly Sins Sampler and join us as we explore such issues as what makes these sins so deadly, who decided which sins qualify, and whether avoidance of sin is rising or falling in today’s society. Bring a friend to learn and laugh with us! In this session, we will discuss the stories on Pride and Anger. Led by Linda Bland. Hosted by the Cambridge Arts Council. Jeffersonville, Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main St, 3:00 pm. April Tuck, (802) 644-6632.

January 3 — Film Discussion: Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie: Part Four: "Doers and Shapers." Part of the Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie series. This six-part collaborative documentary produced by several dozen Vermont-based filmmakers uses personal stories, rare footage, compelling interviews, and original reenactments to explore the history and contemporary culture of the Green Mountain State and tell how one small state has made a very big difference. This part explores progressivism in education and state law from Act 250 to civil unions. Led by Linda Bland. Hosted by the Varnum Memorial Library. Jeffersonville, Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main St, 3:00 pm. Laurie Baron, (802) 644-5669.

January 8 — Book Discussion: Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe. Part of the The Rise of the English Novel series. How did the modern novel arise? What were the first true novels like? This series was created by VHC Scholar Eric Bye in conjunction with the Dorset Free Library. Led by Helene Lang. Hosted by the Morristown Centennial Library. Morrisville, Morristown Centennial Library, 7 Richmond St, 7:00 pm. Frances Ruggles, (802) 888-2616.

January 10 — Book Discussion: The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler. Part of the Seven Deadly Sins series. Delve into the short stories from the Great Books Foundation’s Seven Deadly Sins Sampler and join us as we explore such issues as what makes these sins so deadly, who decided which sins qualify, and whether avoidance of sin is rising or falling in today’s society. Bring a friend to learn and laugh with us! In this session, we will discuss the stories on Sloth and Greed. Led by Linda Bland. Hosted by the Cambridge Arts Council. Jeffersonville, Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main St, 3:00 pm. April Tuck, (802) 644-6632.

January 24 — Film Discussion: Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie: Part Five: "Ceres' Children." Part of the Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie series. This six-part collaborative documentary produced by several dozen Vermont-based filmmakers uses personal stories, rare footage, compelling interviews, and original reenactments to explore the history and contemporary culture of the Green Mountain State and tell how one small state has made a very big difference. This part explores participatory democracy and ethics in conservation and farming. Led by Linda Bland. Hosted by the Varnum Memorial Library. Jeffersonville, Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main St, 3:00 pm. Laurie Baron, (802) 644-5669.

January 25 — How the Guitar Conquered America. When the first guitar reached these shores 425 years ago, it was a small, unimpressive folk instrument. Now, more guitars are sold in America than all other musical instruments combined. How did this unlikely conquest take place? Tim Brookes attempts to answer that question with demonstrations, displays, and slides. He touches on the rise of technologies and speaks to the guitar’s importance in defining national, ethnic, and regional identity. He also connects the guitar to such utterly unexpected incidents as the importance of the Confederate Steam Ship Shenandoah, Bonnie and Clyde’s life of crime, and the sad demise of Strenuous Lifer, the pig in the Coney Island Zoo. Hosted by the Jewish Community of Greater Stowe. Stowe, the Jewish Community of Greater Stowe, 1189 Cape Cod Road, 3:00 pm. Carole Lichtenstein, (802) 253-7408.

January 29 — Book Discussion: Pamela by Samuel Richardson. Part of the The Rise of the English Novel series. How did the modern novel arise? What were the first true novels like? This series was created by VHC Scholar Eric Bye in conjunction with the Dorset Free Library. Led by Helene Lang. Hosted by the Morristown Centennial Library. Morrisville, Morristown Centennial Library, 7 Richmond St, 7:00 pm. Frances Ruggles, (802) 888-2616.

February 7 — Film Discussion: Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie: Part Six: "People's Power." Part of the Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie series. This six-part collaborative documentary produced by several dozen Vermont-based filmmakers uses personal stories, rare footage, compelling interviews, and original reenactments to explore the history and contemporary culture of the Green Mountain State and tell how one small state has made a very big difference. This part explores contemporary tensions over energy, independence, climate, and the state's future. Led by Linda Bland. Hosted by the Varnum Memorial Library. Jeffersonville, Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main St, 3:00 pm. Laurie Baron, (802) 644-5669.

February 14 —Book Discussion: The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler. Part of the Seven Deadly Sins series. Delve into the short stories from the Great Books Foundation’s Seven Deadly Sins Sampler and join us as we explore such issues as what makes these sins so deadly, who decided which sins qualify, and whether avoidance of sin is rising or falling in today’s society. Bring a friend to learn and laugh with us! In this Valentine’s Day session, we will discuss what else, but Gluttony and Lust? Led by Linda Bland. Hosted by the Cambridge Arts Council. Jeffersonville, Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main St, 3:00 pm. April Tuck, (802) 644-6632.

February 19 — Book Discussion: Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding. Part of the The Rise of the English Novel series. How did the modern novel arise? What were the first true novels like? This series was created by VHC Scholar Eric Bye in conjunction with the Dorset Free Library. Led by Helene Lang. Hosted by the Morristown Centennial Library. Morrisville, Morristown Centennial Library, 7 Richmond St, 7:00 pm. Frances Ruggles, (802) 888-2616.

March 1 — The Old Country Fiddler: Charles Ross Taggart, Vermont’s Traveling Entertainer. Having grown up in Topsham, Vermont, Charles Ross Taggart went on to a forty-year career performing in countless stage shows across the country, including the famous Red Path Chautauqua circuit. A fiddler, piano player, humorist, singer, and ventriloquist, he made at least 25 recordings with the Victor, Edison, and Columbia companies, and appeared in a talking movie picture four years before Al Jolson starred in The Jazz Singer. Fiddler Adam Boyce portrays Mr. Taggart near the end of his career, circa 1936, sharing recollections of his life and career interspersed with live fiddling and humorous sketches. Hosted by the Jewish Community of Greater Stowe. Stowe, the Jewish Community of Greater Stowe, 1189 Cape Cod Road, 3:00 pm. Carole Lichtenstein, (802) 253-7408.

March 12 — Book Discussion: The Expedition of Humphrey Clinker by Tobias Smollett. Part of the The Rise of the English Novel series. How did the modern novel arise? What were the first true novels like? This series was created by VHC Scholar Eric Bye in conjunction with the Dorset Free Library. Led by Helene Lang. Hosted by the Morristown Centennial Library. Morrisville, Morristown Centennial Library, 7 Richmond St, 7:00 pm. Frances Ruggles, (802) 888-2616.

March 14 — Book Discussion: The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler. Part of the Seven Deadly Sins series. Delve into the short stories from the Great Books Foundation’s Seven Deadly Sins Sampler and join us as we explore such issues as what makes these sins so deadly, who decided which sins qualify, and whether avoidance of sin is rising or falling in today’s society. Bring a friend to learn and laugh with us! In this special concluding session, we will discuss how the stories and our discussions have changed our perception and opinions about sin. Readers are invited to find and summarize another short story or book that illuminates one of the sins to share with the group. Led by Linda Bland. Hosted by the Cambridge Arts Council. Jeffersonville, Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main St, 3:00 pm. April Tuck, (802) 644-6632.

Orange

January 9 — Vermont and the Civil War. From Cedar Creek to Gettysburg, Vermonters were central to the Union cause. Vermont author and Civil War historian Howard Coffin addresses the Vermont contribution to the Civil War. Hosted by the Tunbridge Public Library. Tunbridge Public Library, 289 Vermont Route 110, 7:00 pm. Contact the library, (802) 889-9404.

January 12 — Film Discussion: Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie: Part One: "A Very New Idea." Part of the Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie series. This six-part collaborative documentary produced by several dozen Vermont-based filmmakers uses personal stories, rare footage, compelling interviews, and original reenactments to explore the history and contemporary culture of the Green Mountain State and tell how one small state has made a very big difference. This part explores the Native and Colonial roots from which Vermont grew. Led by Nora Jacobson. Hosted by the Latham Memorial Library. Thetford, Latham Memorial Library, 16 Library Ln, 7:00 pm. Peter Blodgett, (802) 785-4361.

January 14 — Live Stream of What’s the Use of Stories That Aren’t Even True? A Vermont Reads Event and First Wednesdays lecture. Public viewing of the live video feed from Burlington of Salman Rushdie, author of VHC's 2015 Vermont Reads Book, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, discussing the importance of storytelling. Hosted by the Bradford Public Library. Bradford Public Library, 21 S Main St, 5:00 pm. Debra Tinkham, (802) 222-4536.

January 14 — Book Discussion: The Horse's Mouth by Joyce Cary. Grant Event. Led by Jim Schley. Part of the Literature into Film Series, which will investigate the structure, aesthetics, impact, and history behind eight remarkable movies and the significant literary works that inspired them. Hosted by the Chandler Film Society. Randolph, Kimball Public Library, 67 N Main St, 7:00 pm. Lynne Gately, (802) 728-5073 or lynne@kimballlibrary.org.

January 18 — Film Screening and Discussion: The Horse's Mouth. Grant Event. Joyce Cary's novel is the source of this droll, iconic 1958 comedy starring Alec Guinness in the greatest role of his career: the eccentric London painter and visionary Gulley Jimson, surrounded by an array of colorful characters. Guinness also wrote the screenplay and Ronald Neame directed. Part of the Literature into Film Series, which will investigate the structure, aesthetics, impact, and history behind eight remarkable movies and the significant literary works that inspired them. Tickets $9; discounts for Chandler Film Society members and students. Anyone who cannot afford the price of admission can request a discount at the box office. Hosted by the Chandler Film Society. Randolph, Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 N Main St, 6:00 pm. Emily Crosby, (802) 431-0204 or emily@chandler-arts.org.

January 23 — Film Discussion: Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie: Part One: "A Very New Idea." Part of the Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie series. This six-part collaborative documentary produced by several dozen Vermont-based filmmakers uses personal stories, rare footage, compelling interviews, and original reenactments to explore the history and contemporary culture of the Green Mountain State and tell how one small state has made a very big difference. This part explores the Native and Colonial roots from which Vermont grew. Led by Nora Jacobson. Hosted by the Tenney Memorial Library. Newbury, Tenney Memorial Library, 4886 Main St South, 6:30 pm. Luisa Lindsley, (802) 866-5366.

January 26 — Film Discussion: Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie: Part Two: "Under the Surface." Part of the Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie series. This six-part collaborative documentary produced by several dozen Vermont-based filmmakers uses personal stories, rare footage, compelling interviews, and original reenactments to explore the history and contemporary culture of the Green Mountain State and tell how one small state has made a very big difference. This part explores labor wars, eugenics, the McCarthy era, and progressive Republicanism. Led by Alan Berolzheimer. Hosted by the Latham Memorial Library. Thetford, Latham Memorial Library, 16 Library Ln, 7:00 pm. Peter Blodgett, (802) 785-4361.

February 4 — Oral History as Discovery Research. Oral history is a research method that can be used to explore the fabric of everyday experience, past or present. Want to know what life on a farm was like in the 1940s? An older farmer can tell you. He or she can also describe the complex changes that led us from then to now. Gregory Sharrow of the Vermont Folklife Center explores the richness and the significance of oral history as a documentary research method, illustrated with excerpts from his field recordings, featuring remarkable people and memorable stories. Hosted by the Brookfield Free Public Library. Brookfield, Pond Village Church, 49 Ridge Rd, 7:00 pm. Laura Rochat, (802) 276-3358.

February 9 — Film Discussion: Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie: Part Three: "Refuge, Reinvention, and Revolution." Part of the Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie series. This six-part collaborative documentary produced by several dozen Vermont-based filmmakers uses personal stories, rare footage, compelling interviews, and original reenactments to explore the history and contemporary culture of the Green Mountain State and tell how one small state has made a very big difference. This part explores innovation, interstates, and counter-culture. Led by Jim Schley. Hosted by the Latham Memorial Library. Thetford, Latham Memorial Library, 16 Library Ln, 7:00 pm. Peter Blodgett, (802) 785-4361.

February 10 — Book Discussion: Five Great Short Stories by Anton Chekhov. Part of the Masters of the Short Story series. Short stories, as a modern genre, emerged in the early 19th Century, and mushroomed with the development of journals and magazines. This series reflects both the short story’s 19th Century roots and its later development as a 20th Century art form. Led by Jim Schley. Hosted by the Morrill Memorial and Harris Library. Strafford, Morrill Memorial and Harris Library, 220 Justin Morrill Mem Hwy, 7:00 pm. Rebecca Seibel, (802) 765-4037.

February 11 — Book Discussion: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. Grant Event. Part of the Literature into Film Series, which will investigate the structure, aesthetics, impact, and history behind eight remarkable movies and the significant literary works that inspired them. Hosted by the Chandler Film Society. Randolph, Kimball Public Library, 67 N Main St, 7:00 pm. Lynne Gately, (802) 728-5073 or lynne@kimballlibrary.org.

February 15 — Film Screening and Discussion: The Innocents.Grant Event. Deborah Kerr plays a young governess for two children who becomes convinced that their house is haunted. This 1961 gothic horror film, revered as one of the cinema’s great ghost stories, is based on the Henry James novella, The Turn of the Screw. Part of the Literature into Film Series, which will investigate the structure, aesthetics, impact, and history behind eight remarkable movies and the significant literary works that inspired them. Tickets $9; discounts for Chandler Film Society members and students. Anyone who cannot afford the price of admission can request a discount at the box office. Hosted by the Chandler Film Society. Randolph, Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 N Main St, 6:00 pm. Emily Crosby, (802) 431-0204 or emily@chandler-arts. org.

February 23 — Film Discussion: Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie: Part Four: "Doers and Shapers." Part of the Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie series. This six-part collaborative documentary produced by several dozen Vermont-based filmmakers uses personal stories, rare footage, compelling interviews, and original reenactments to explore the history and contemporary culture of the Green Mountain State and tell how one small state has made a very big difference. This part explores progressivism in education and state law from Act 250 to civil unions. Led by Jim Schley. Hosted by the Latham Memorial Library. Thetford, Latham Memorial Library, 16 Library Ln, 7:00 pm. Peter Blodgett, (802) 785-4361.

February 26 — Book Discussion: Mating by Norman Rush. Part of the Romantic Ideal series. The characters in these works seek out their ideal of love, happiness, and fulfillment with consequences that are by turns bittersweet, tragic, noble, unconventional, and even comic. But can an ideal ever be met? Led by Suzanne H Brown. Hosted by the Blake Memorial Library. East Corinth, Blake Memorial Library, 676 Village Road, 4:30 pm. Ken Linge, (802) 439-5338.

March 9 — Film Discussion: Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie: Part Five: "Ceres' Children." Part of the Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie series. This six-part collaborative documentary produced by several dozen Vermont-based filmmakers uses personal stories, rare footage, compelling interviews, and original reenactments to explore the history and contemporary culture of the Green Mountain State and tell how one small state has made a very big difference. This part explores participatory democracy and ethics in conservation and farming. Led by Alan Berolzheimer. Hosted by the Latham Memorial Library. Thetford, Latham Memorial Library, 16 Library Ln, 7:00 pm. Peter Blodgett, (802) 785-4361.

March 11 — Book Discussion: Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare. Grant Event. Part of the Literature into Film Series, which will investigate the structure, aesthetics, impact, and history behind eight remarkable movies and the significant literary works that inspired them. Hosted by the Chandler Film Society. Randolph, Kimball Public Library, 67 N Main St, 7:00 pm. Lynne Gately, (802) 728-5073 or lynne@kimballlibrary.org.

March 12 — Book Discussion: The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald. Part of the Romantic Ideal series. The characters in these works seek out their ideal of love, happiness, and fulfillment with consequences that are by turns bittersweet, tragic, noble, unconventional, and even comic. But can an ideal ever be met? Led by Suzanne H Brown. Hosted by the Blake Memorial Library. East Corinth, Blake Memorial Library, 676 Village Road, 4:30 pm. Ken Linge, (802) 439-5338.

March 15 — Film Screening and Discussion: Much Ado About Nothing. Grant Event. Shakespeare's witty and fast-paced romantic comedy is brought to life in this exuberant 1993 film version directed by Kenneth Branagh, set in the sunny Italian countryside, and starring Branagh as Benedick, Emma Thompson as Beatrice, and featuring a superb cast. Part of the Literature into Film Series, which will investigate the structure, aesthetics, impact, and history behind eight remarkable movies and the significant literary works that inspired them. Tickets $9; discounts for Chandler Film Society members and students. Anyone who cannot afford the price of admission can request a discount at the box office. Hosted by the Chandler Film Society. Randolph, Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 N Main St, 6:00 pm. Emily Crosby, (802) 431-0204 or emily@chandler-arts.org.

March 17 — Book Discussion: Selected Works of Flannery O'Connor by Flannery O'Connor. Part of the Masters of the Short Story series. Short stories, as a modern genre, emerged in the early 19th Century, and mushroomed with the development of journals and magazines. This series reflects both the short story’s 19th Century roots and its later development as a 20th Century art form. Led by Mary Hays. Hosted by the Morrill Memorial and Harris Library. Strafford, Morrill Memorial and Harris Library, 220 Justin Morrill Mem Hwy, 7:00 pm. Rebecca Seibel, (802) 765-4037.

March 23 — Film Discussion: Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie: Part Six: "People's Power." Part of the Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie series. This six-part collaborative documentary produced by several dozen Vermont-based filmmakers uses personal stories, rare footage, compelling interviews, and original reenactments to explore the history and contemporary culture of the Green Mountain State and tell how one small state has made a very big difference. This part explores contemporary tensions over energy, independence, climate, and the state's future. Led by Nora Jacobson. Hosted by the Latham Memorial Library. Thetford, Latham Memorial Library, 16 Library Ln, 7:00 pm. Peter Blodgett, (802) 785-4361.

March 26 — Book Discussion: Summer by Edith Wharton. Part of the Romantic Ideal series. The characters in these works seek out their ideal of love, happiness, and fulfillment with consequences that are by turns bittersweet, tragic, noble, unconventional, and even comic. But can an ideal ever be met? Led by Suzanne H Brown. Hosted by the Blake Memorial Library. East Corinth, Blake Memorial Library, 676 Village Road, 4:30 pm. Ken Linge, (802) 439-5338.

April 9 — Book Discussion: Later Life by A.R. Gurney. Part of the Romantic Ideal series. The characters in these works seek out their ideal of love, happiness, and fulfillment with consequences that are by turns bittersweet, tragic, noble, unconventional, and even comic. But can an ideal ever be met? Led by Suzanne H Brown. Hosted by the Blake Memorial Library. East Corinth, Blake Memorial Library, 676 Village Road, 4:30 pm. Ken Linge, (802) 439-5338.

April 14 — Book Discussion: Park City by Ann Beattie. Part of the Masters of the Short Story series. Short stories, as a modern genre, emerged in the early 19th Century, and mushroomed with the development of journals and magazines. This series reflects both the short story’s 19th Century roots and its later development as a 20th Century art form. Led by Suzanne H Brown. Hosted by the Morrill Memorial and Harris Library. Strafford, Morrill Memorial and Harris Library, 220 Justin Morrill Mem Hwy, 7:00 pm. Rebecca Seibel, (802) 765-4037.

April 15 — Book Discussion: The Hours by Michael Cunningham. Grant Event. Led by Francette Cerulli. Part of the Literature into Film Series, which will investigate the structure, aesthetics, impact, and history behind eight remarkable movies and the significant literary works that inspired them. Hosted by the Chandler Film Society. Randolph, Kimball Public Library, 67 N Main St, 7:00 pm. Lynne Gately, (802) 728-5073 or lynne@kimballlibrary.org.

April 19 — Film Screening and Discussion: The Hours. Grant Event. This 2002 film, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Michael Cunningham, tells how the Virgina Woolf novel Mrs. Dalloway affects three women in three generations (played by Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore) having to deal with suicide in their lives. Part of the Literature into Film Series, which will investigate the structure, aesthetics, impact, and history behind eight remarkable movies and the significant literary works that inspired them. Tickets $9; discounts for Chandler Film Society members and students. Anyone who cannot afford the price of admission can request a discount at the box office. Hosted by the Chandler Film Society. Randolph, Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 N Main St, 6:00 pm. Emily Crosby, (802) 431-0204 or emily@chandler-arts.org.

April 30 — Book Discussion: Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert. Part of the Romantic Ideal series. The characters in these works seek out their ideal of love, happiness, and fulfillment with consequences that are by turns bittersweet, tragic, noble, unconventional, and even comic. But can an ideal ever be met? Led by Suzanne H Brown. Hosted by the Blake Memorial Library. East Corinth, Blake Memorial Library, 676 Village Road, 4:30 pm. Ken Linge, (802) 439-5338.

Orleans

January 7 — The Examined Life. Socrates famously proclaimed, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Philosophy scholar Susanne Claxton explores what constitutes the examined life and how we may best pursue it.A First Wednesdays lecture. Hosted by the Goodrich Memorial Library. Newport, Goodrich Memorial Library, 202 Main St, 7:00 pm. Carol Nicholson, (802) 334-7902.

January 11 — Book Discussion: Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary. Part of the American Stories Across the Generations series. This series focuses on the theme of relationships between children and older adults. Led by Francette B Cerulli. Hosted by the Jones Memorial Library. Orleans, Jones Memorial Library, 1 Water St, 2:00 pm. Joanne Pariseau, (802) 754-6660.

January 26 — Book Discussion: A Passage to India by E. M. Forster, Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell. Part of the Never Setting Sun: The Heyday of the British Colonial Empire series. At one point, the United Kingdom's reach extended all the way around the globe. Discover the complexities of colonialism in these works set in India and Africa. Led by Jon Margolis. Hosted by the Barton Public Library. Barton Public Library, 100 Church St, 6:30 pm. Contact the library, (802) 525-6524.

February 1 — Book Discussion: A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories by Richard Peck. Part of the American Stories Across the Generations series. This series focuses on the theme of relationships between children and older adults. Led by Francette B Cerulli. Hosted by the Jones Memorial Library. Orleans, Jones Memorial Library, 1 Water St, 2:00 pm. Joanne Pariseau, (802) 754-6660.

February 4 — An Evening with E.B. White. From his exquisite essays in The New Yorker to the beloved children’s classic Charlotte's Web, E.B. White remains the master's master of elegant prose, sophisticated wit, and graceful irreverence. Drawing from his stories, essays, poems, and letters, Dartmouth professor Nancy Jay Crumbine celebrates White's versatility and enormous legacy.A First Wednesdays lecture. Hosted by the Goodrich Memorial Library. Newport, Goodrich Memorial Library, 202 Main St, 7:00 pm. Carol Nicholson, (802) 334-7902.

February 23 — Book Discussion: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Part of the Never Setting Sun: The Heyday of the British Colonial Empire series. At one point, the United Kingdom's reach extended all the way around the globe. Discover the complexities of colonialism in these works set in India and Africa. Led by Jon Margolis. Hosted by the Barton Public Library. Barton Public Library, 100 Church St, 6:30 pm. Contact the library, (802) 525-6524.

March 4 — Trains Come to Orleans County. The arrival of trains in Orleans County in the mid-nineteenth century brought great change to the region. Scott Wheeler, publisher of Vermont’s Northland Journal, discusses how rail—and then, in the early twentieth century, automobiles—affected life in the region, particularly in communities such as Newport.A First Wednesdays lecture. Hosted by the Goodrich Memorial Library. Newport, Goodrich Memorial Library, 202 Main St, 7:00 pm. Carol Nicholson, (802) 334-7902.

March 15 — Book Discussion: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech. Part of the American Stories Across the Generations series. This series focuses on the theme of relationships between children and older adults. Led by Francette B Cerulli. Hosted by the Jones Memorial Library. Orleans, Jones Memorial Library, 1 Water St, 2:00 pm. Joanne Pariseau, (802) 754-6660.

March 22 — Book Discussion: The Giver by Lois Lowry. Part of the American Stories Across the Generations series. This series focuses on the theme of relationships between children and older adults. Led by Francette B Cerulli. Hosted by the Jones Memorial Library. Orleans, Jones Memorial Library, 1 Water St, 2:00 pm. Joanne Pariseau, (802) 754-6660.

March 23 — Book Discussion: Ake: The Years of Childhood by Wole Soyinka. Part of the Never Setting Sun: The Heyday of the British Colonial Empire series. At one point, the United Kingdom's reach extended all the way around the globe. Discover the complexities of colonialism in these works set in India and Africa. Led by Jon Margolis. Hosted by the Barton Public Library. Barton, Barton Public Library, 100 Church St, 6:30 pm. Contact the library, (802) 525-6524.

April 1 — The Human Face of War: Combat, Healing, and the Humanities. Dr. Edward Tick, director of the Soldier’s Heart Clinic, explores the inner world of combat, the universal dimensions of veterans’ wounding, and a philosophy of healing combat’s consequences—recognizing that while war most directly affects veterans, it wounds us all.A First Wednesdays lecture. Hosted by the Goodrich Memorial Library. Newport, Goodrich Memorial Library, 202 Main St, 7:00 pm. Carol Nicholson, (802) 334-7902.

April 5 — Book Discussion: Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. Part of the American Stories Across the Generations series. This series focuses on the theme of relationships between children and older adults. Led by Francette B Cerulli. Hosted by the Jones Memorial Library. Orleans, Jones Memorial Library, 1 Water St, 2:00 pm. Joanne Pariseau, (802) 754-6660.

April 27 — Book Discussion: Our Sister Killjoy: Or, Reflections from a Black-Eyed Squint by Ama Ata Aidoo. Part of the Never Setting Sun: The Heyday of the British Colonial Empire series. At one point, the United Kingdom's reach extended all the way around the globe. Discover the complexities of colonialism in these works set in India and Africa. Led by Jon Margolis. Hosted by the Barton Public Library. Barton Public Library, 100 Church St, 6:30 pm. Contact the library, (802) 525-6524.

May 6 — Life in the Studio. David Macaulay, award-winning author and illustrator of Castle, Cathedral, and The Way We Work, discusses current projects and current challenges in his work.A First Wednesdays lecture. Hosted by the Goodrich Memorial Library. Newport, Goodrich Memorial Library, 202 Main St, 7:00 pm. Carol Nicholson, (802) 334-7902.

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