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September 22 — Adventures in Poetry: "Efficient Novels," New England Style. This reading and group discussion, led by poet Geof Hewitt, challenges participants' perceptions of poetry with poems by contemporary New England writers. The goal is to increase each participant's awareness of the quick and dirty, direct expression awaiting anyone who goes looking for a few good poems. Hosted by the Westview Meadows at Montpelier. Montpelier, Westview Meadows, Main Dining Room, 171 Westview Meadows Rd, 2:30 pm. Diane Meeks, (802) 223-1068.

September 23 — Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project. Drawing on his book Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project, Dr. Jack Mayer tells the story of a holocaust hero who rescued 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto, and how three Kansas teenagers, 60 years later, helped to bring that hero’s forgotten story to the world. Hosted by the Cabot Public Library. Cabot, Willey Building, 3084 Main Street, 7:00 pm. Kathleen Hoyne, (802) 563-2721.

September 23 — Book Discussion: Wonder. A Vermont Reads Event. Facilitated by Francette Cerulli. Hosted by the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Montpelier, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Hayes Room, 135 Main St, 6:30 pm. Rachel Senechal, (802) 223-3338.

September 24 — Book Discussion: Wonder. A Vermont Reads Event. For 4 weeks we will read and discuss Wonder by R.J. Palacio, exploring topics and doing activities related to the book. Open to adults and youth 9 and older. Hosted by the Brown Public Library. Northfield, Brown Public Library, 93 S Main St, 5:00 pm. Sarah Snow, (802) 485-4621.

October 1 — Book Discussion: Wonder. A Vermont Reads Event. For 4 weeks we will read and discuss Wonder by R.J. Palacio, exploring topics and doing activities related to the book. Open to adults and youth 9 and older. Hosted by the Brown Public Library. Northfield, Brown Public Library, 93 S Main St, 5:00 pm. Sarah Snow, (802) 485-4621.

October 1 — 1814: America Forged by Fire. American sovereignty was not assured until 1814, when England acknowledged it with the Treaty of Ghent. Historian Willard Sterne Randall relates the dramatic events that saved the nation and established 1814 as a seminal year in our history.A First Wednesdays lecture. Hosted by the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Montpelier, Kellogg- Hubbard Library, 135 Main St, 7:00 pm. Rachel Senechal, (802) 223-3338.

October 8 — Book Discussion: Wonder. A Vermont Reads Event. For 4 weeks we will read and discuss Wonder by R.J. Palacio, exploring topics and doing activities related to the book. Open to adults and youth 9 and older. Hosted by the Brown Public Library. Northfield, Brown Public Library, 93 S Main St, 5:00 pm. Sarah Snow, (802) 485-4621.

November 5 — Pablo Picasso and Gertrude Stein: The Making of Modernism. How did these two great creative visionaries of Modernism come into their own? Dartmouth professor Barbara Will examines their early friendship and mutual artistic influences.A First Wednesdays lecture. Hosted by the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Montpelier, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St, 7:00 pm. Rachel Senechal, (802) 223-3338.

November 11 — 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 Duxbury Historical Society. Waterbury, Crossett Brook Middle School, 5672 Vt Route 100, 7:00 pm. Donald Welch, (802) 244-7558.

December 3 — Becoming American: An Inaugural Poet's Journey. Poet Richard Blanco read at President Obama’s second inauguration, the first Latino, immigrant, and gay writer to have such an honor—and the youngest. Blanco examines cultural identity and the essence of place and belonging.A First Wednesdays lecture. Hosted by the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Montpelier, Unitarian Church, 130 Main St, 7:00 pm. Rachel Senechal, (802) 223-3338.

January 7 — On Thin Ice: Climate Change in the Cryosphere. Pam Pearson, director of the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative, considers changes in the globe’s regions of ice and snow—and whether we can and will act in time to halt these changes.A First Wednesdays lecture. Hosted by the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Montpelier, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St, 7:00 pm. Rachel Senechal, (802) 223-3338.

February 11 — An Evening with Sojourner Truth. In this living history portrayal, Kathryn Woods uses spiritual music and Truth’s own words to recreate the remarkable life of the famous abolitionist, feminist, and escaped slave.A First Wednesdays lecture. Hosted by the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Montpelier, Vermont State House, 115 State Street, 7:30 pm. Rachel Senechal, (802) 223-3338.

March 4 — Dealing with Foreign Terrorism. Former CIA Chief of Counterterrorism Haviland Smith examines the history of foreign terrorism directed against US interests, our policy for dealing with it, and how we might do better.A First Wednesdays lecture. Hosted by the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Montpelier, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St, 7:00 pm. Rachel Senechal, (802) 223-3338.

April 8 — Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater: American Masterpiece. H. Nicholas Muller III, retired executive director of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, shares the story — and controversy — behind the house, widely considered an architectural masterpiece.A First Wednesdays lecture. Hosted by the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Montpelier, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St, 7:00 pm. Rachel Senechal, (802) 223-3338.

May 6 — A Historian’s Reflections on War. A Vietnam veteran and author of seven military biographies and histories, Norwich University graduate Carlo D’Este reflects on his own experience, the experience of others who have seen war firsthand, and war’s impact on humanity.A First Wednesdays lecture. Hosted by the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Montpelier, Kellogg- Hubbard Library, 135 Main St, 7:00 pm. Rachel Senechal, (802) 223-3338.

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