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Lamoille

May 1 — The Neolithic World of Stone: From Gobekli Tepe to Stonehenge. Art historian Bob Manning will examine two neolithic sites, Stonehenge, and Gobekli Tepe, which predates Stonehenge by 6,000 years. Sharing modern speculation as to their functions, Bob will focus on these “stone circles” as two distinctly different windows through which to view ancient humankind. Hosted by the Jewish Community of Greater Stowe. Stowe, Jewish Community of Greater Stowe, 1189 Cape Cod Road, 3:00 pm. Carole Lichtenstein, (802) 253-7408.

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. Stowe, Town and Country Resort at Stowe, 876 Mountain Rd, 1:30 pm. Millie Marron, (802) 253-9011.

Orange

May 28 — Book Discussion: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Part of the Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn series. The series features shorter works by the great Russian writer, dissident, and former Cavendish, Vermont resident and includes his most read and highly regarded novella as well as several of his famous speeches. Led by John R Turner. Hosted by the Kimball Public Library. Randolph, Kimball Public Library, 67 N Main St, 7:00 pm. Lynne Gately, (802) 728-5073.

June 18 — Book Discussion: 1970 Nobel Lecture by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1978 Harvard Class Day Address by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Part of the Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn series. The series features shorter works by the great Russian writer, dissident, and former Cavendish, Vermont resident and includes his most read and highly regarded novella as well as several of his famous speeches. Led by John R Turner. Hosted by the Kimball Public Library. Randolph, Kimball Public Library, 67 N Main St, 7:00 pm. Lynne Gately, (802) 728-5073.

July 16 — 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.

August 13 — 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.

August 15 — The Roaring '20s in Fox Trot Tempo. Perhaps more than any other decade, the history of the 1920s is captured in the popular music of the day. From Lindbergh to Ford's Model A, from the Scopes Trial to the Florida land boom and the crossword puzzle craze, the music of the 1920s tells the story. This lecture by Martin Bryan traces historical events, from the sublime to the ridiculous, and illustrates them with archival recordings. Hosted by the West Fairlee Historical Society. West Fairlee, Congregational Church, 954 Vt Rte 113, 7:00 pm. Bonnie Cray, (802) 333-9655.

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.

Orleans

April 28 — Book Discussion: Before I Say Goodbye by Ruth Picardie. Part of the Memorable Memoirs: Take Two series. Memoirs come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common: They are not autobiographies. Rather than a straight chronology of the author’s life, memoirs hone in on a specific feature of that life. The following memoirs use both traditional and unconventional formats to do just that. Led by Jon Margolis. Hosted by the Barton Public Library.  Barton Public Library, 100 Church St, 6:30 pm. Toni Eubanks, (802) 525-6524.

May 7 — Classic Films of Hollywood. Using clips from twelve of his favorite films, film expert Rick Winston considers some of the elements of classic films from Hollywood’s Golden Age, including writing, acting, direction, and cinematography.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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