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September 20 — 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 Linda Bland. Hosted by the Varnum Memorial Library. Jeffersonville, Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main St, 3:00 pm. Laurie Baron, (802) 644-5669.

October 25 — 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 Linda Bland . Hosted by the Varnum Memorial Library. Jeffersonville, Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main St, 3:00 pm. Laurie Baron, (802) 644-5669.

November 5 — Vermont History through Song. Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, brings Vermont history to life with engaging commentary about the songs found in the Vermont Historical Society's collection of sheet music. Dressed in period costume, Ms. Radtke takes listeners through state history, using the songs Vermonters published in their communities. Hosted by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Lamoille Valley. Morrisville, River Arts, 74 Pleasant St., 1:30 pm. Millie Marron, (802) 253-9011.

November 15 — 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 Linda Bland. Hosted by the Varnum Memorial Library. Jeffersonville, Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main St, 3:00 pm. Laurie Baron, (802) 644-5669.

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 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.

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.

Orange

September 3 — Film Screening: Share My Kingdom. A Vermont Reads Event. Watch and discuss this award-winning film showcasing three professional artists who also happen to have developmental disabilities. Hosted by the Baldwin Memorial Library. Wells River, Congregational Church, 76 S Main St, 7:00 pm. Peggy Hewes, (802) 757-2693.

September 10 — Book Discussion: Middlemarch by George Eliot. Part of the B.I.G. (Big, Intense, Good) series. Classic works of literature of a certain size and heft—both literal and figurative— can be a little daunting to tackle on one’s own, and in one big gulp. A multi-session group is the ideal environment in which to relish them—and the rewards are many. Led by Suzanne H Brown. Hosted by the Kimball Public Library. Randolph, Kimball Public Library, 67 N Main St, 7:00 pm. Lynne Gately, (802) 728-5073.

September 17 — Book Discussion: The Third Man by Graham Greene. Grant Event. Led by Howard Norman. 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.

September 21 — Film Screening and Discussion: The Third Man. Grant Event. This 1949 Cold War spy classic, starring Joseph Cotton and Orson Welles, is based on Graham Greene's novella. The screenplay is by Greene as well. Pulp novelist Holly Martins goes to shadowy Vienna where he finds himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime. But is Harry really dead? 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.

October 1 — 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 Alan Berolzheimer. Hosted by the Fairlee Public Library. Fairlee, Public Library, 221 US Route 5 N, 7:00 pm. Hannah Tracy, (802) 333-4716.

October 8 — Book Discussion: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. Part of the African American Experience series. This seminal work of both African American and women's literature vibrantly narrates the protagonist’s ripening from a vibrant but voiceless teenage girl into a woman with her finger on the trigger of her own destiny. Led by Gina Logan. Hosted by the Kimball Public Library. Randolph, Kimball Public Library, 67 N Main St, 7:00 pm. Lynne Gately, (802) 728-5073.

October 15 — Book Discussion: Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. 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.

October 19 — Film Screening and Discussion: Pygmalion. Grant Event. George Bernard Shaw adapted his own play, in which a Victorian dialect expert, Henry Higgins (Leslie Howard), wagers that he can teach a lower-class girl, Eliza Doolittle (Wendy Hiller), to speak proper English and be taken for upper crust. The 1938 film later became the hit musical My Fair Lady. 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.

October 26 — Vermont History through Song. Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, brings Vermont history to life with engaging commentary about the songs found in the Vermont Historical Society's collection of sheet music. Dressed in period costume, Ms. Radtke takes listeners through state history, using the songs Vermonters published in their communities. Hosted by the Brookfield Historical Society. Brookfield, Pond Village Church, 49 Ridge Rd, 4:00 pm. Gary Lord, (802) 276-3927.

November 12 — Book Discussion: The Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood. Grant Event. Led by Jeff Tolbert. 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, 67 N Main St, 7:00 pm. Lynne Gately, (802) 728-5073 or lynne@kimballlibrary.org.

November 16 — Film Screening and Discussion: Cabaret. Grant Event. A nightclub entertainer in 1931 Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them. Director Bob Fosse and stars Liza Minelli and Joel Grey earned Oscars for this dark 1972 musical, based on the Christopher Isherwood novel The Berlin Stories and the John Van Druten play, I Am a Camera. 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.

December 3 — Book Discussion: Black Narcissus by Rumer Godden. 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.

December 7 — Film Screening and Discussion: Black Narcissus. Grant Event. Based on Rumer Godden's novel, this controversial 1947 film, set in a convent in the Himalayas, features Deborah Kerr, Kathleen Byron, Jean Simmons as women facing conflict, passion and tension in exotic surroundings. The team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger produced one of the most stunning Technicolor films of the 1940s. 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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Orleans

September 14 — Book Discussion: Billy Budd by Herman Melville. Part of the The New England Character series. These works by New England authors examine the personality and values of the region. Led by Rachael Cohen. Hosted by the Dailey Memorial Library. Derby, Dailey Memorial Library, 101 Junior High Dr, 1:30 pm. Barbara Whitehill, (802) 766-5063.

September 30 — Book Discussion: I’m a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After Twenty Years Away by Bill Bryson. Part of the New England Uncovered series. What lies hidden beneath the popular images of New England with its white spires and Yankee frugality? More than meets the eye! Led by Jon Margolis. Hosted by the Glover Public Library. Hosted by the Glover Public Library. Glover Public Library, 51 Bean Hill Rd, 6:30 pm. Toni Eubanks, (802) 525-4365.

October 1 — Stark Decency: German POWs in a New England Village. Historian Allen Koop tells the story of New Hampshire’s only World War II prisoner-of-war camp, describing how prisoners, guards, and ordinary people in the tiny village of Stark turned bitter division into camaraderie.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.

October 12 — Book Discussion: Civil Disobedience and Other Essays by Henry David Thoreau. Part of the The New England Character series. These works by New England authors examine the personality and values of the region. Led by Rachael Cohen. Hosted by the Dailey Memorial Library. Derby, Dailey Memorial Library, 101 Junior High Dr, 1:30 pm. Barbara Whitehill, (802) 766-5063.

November 5 — Amelia. The mysteries surrounding the 1937 disappearance of aviation legend Amelia Earhart often overshadow her accomplishments as a pilot and author. Champlain College professor Nancy Nahra explores the life of a woman who lived as if she were invincible but understood she was anything but.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.

November 9 — Book Discussion: Reading the Mountains of Home by John Elder. Part of the The New England Character series. These works by New England authors examine the personality and values of the region. Led by Rachael Cohen. Hosted by the Dailey Memorial Library. Derby, Dailey Memorial Library, 101 Junior High Dr, 1:30 pm. Barbara Whitehill, (802) 766-5063.

November 30 — Book Discussion: Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. Part of the The New England Character series. These works by New England authors examine the personality and values of the region. Led by Rachael Cohen. Hosted by the Dailey Memorial Library. Derby, Dailey Memorial Library, 101 Junior High Dr, 1:30 pm. Barbara Whitehill, (802) 766-5063.

December 3 — The Soldier’s Pen: Letters from the Civil War Battlefront. Dartmouth History professor Robert Bonner considers what we can learn from the numerous firsthand accounts written by Union and Confederate soldiers.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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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