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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.

January 22 — Book Discussion: Marrying Mozart by Stephanie Cowell. Part of the Orchestrated Stories: Novels about Composers series. Following on the heels of our popular “Portraits of the Artists: Novels about Painters” series, “Orchestrated Stories” offers fictional interpretations of four eminent composers: Mozart, Schumann, Vivaldi, and Joplin. What does it mean to translate these historical figures and their canonical compositions to novel form? Can fiction be as useful a tool for interpreting real people as biography? Led by Helene Lang. Hosted by the Warren Public Library. Warren Public Library, 413 Main St, 9:00 am. Anne Dillon, (802) 496-3656.

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.

February 12 — Book Discussion: Clara: A Novel by Janice Galloway. Part of the Orchestrated Stories: Novels about Composers series. Following on the heels of our popular “Portraits of the Artists: Novels about Painters” series, “Orchestrated Stories” offers fictional interpretations of four eminent composers: Mozart, Schumann, Vivaldi, and Joplin. What does it mean to translate these historical figures and their canonical compositions to novel form? Can fiction be as useful a tool for interpreting real people as biography? Led by Helene Lang. Hosted by the Warren Public Library. Waitsfield, Joslin Memorial Library, 4391 Main St, 9:00 am. Anne Dillon, (802) 496-3656.

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.

March 19 — Book Discussion: Joplin's Ghost by Tananarive Due. Part of the Orchestrated Stories: Novels about Composers series. Following on the heels of our popular “Portraits of the Artists: Novels about Painters” series, “Orchestrated Stories” offers fictional interpretations of four eminent composers: Mozart, Schumann, Vivaldi, and Joplin. What does it mean to translate these historical figures and their canonical compositions to novel form? Can fiction be as useful a tool for interpreting real people as biography? Led by Helene Lang. Hosted by the Warren Public Library. Warren Public Library, 413 Main St, 9:00 am. Anne Dillon, (802) 496-3656.

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.

April 9 — Book Discussion: Vivaldi's Virgins by Barbara Quick. Part of the Orchestrated Stories: Novels about Composers series. Following on the heels of our popular “Portraits of the Artists: Novels about Painters” series, “Orchestrated Stories” offers fictional interpretations of four eminent composers: Mozart, Schumann, Vivaldi, and Joplin. What does it mean to translate these historical figures and their canonical compositions to novel form? Can fiction be as useful a tool for interpreting real people as biography? Led by Helene Lang. Hosted by the Warren Public Library. Waitsfield, Joslin Memorial Library, 4391 Main St, 9:00 am. Anne Dillon, (802) 496-3656.

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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