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First Wednesdays St. Johnsbury

Last Updated 2/26/2014 9:59:30 AM

St. Johnsbury
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum

1171  Main Street, St. Johnsbury • Library phone: 802.748.8291

 

St. Johnsbury Schedule (pdf) • 7:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month.

October 2
America's Global Challenges
Distinguished veteran diplomat George Jaeger considers how the US will have to learn to leverage its power, focus on what’s important (particularly its relation with China), and get its house in order if it is to thrive in this new multipolar world. Sponsor: Gil Steil Associates
November 6
Women’s Equality around the Globe, the US, and Vermont
Linda Tarr-Whelan, ambassador to the UN Commission on the Status of Women in the Clinton Administration and deputy assistant for Women’s Concerns to President Carter, discusses the scope and reality of women’s issues and the implications for our democracy and economy.
December 4
What We Learn When We Learn About History

Henry Ford famously said, “History is more or less bunk.” Author, historian, and professor Woden Teachout discusses why history does matter, exploring the intellectual skills and larger cultural understandings that come from studying the past. Sponsor: First Wednesdays Supper Club

January 8
Daily Life in Prewar Nazi Germany
 
Focusing on the prewar experience of non-Jewish citizens, Keene State professor Paul Vincent examines how ideology and terror undermined human dignity, numbed self-awareness, and atomized German society.
February 5
The Life and Times of Thelonious Monk *CANCELLED due to snowstorm. Rescheduled to June 4*
Artistic director of the Vermont Jazz Center Eugene Uman considers the life and improvisational style of American jazz pianist and composer Thelonius Monk, widely considered one of the giants of American music.
March 5
Emily Dickinson: "I See—New Englandly."
UVM professor Huck Gutman will speak on poet Emily Dickinson's work. Note: This talk replaces the originally scheduled Emily Dickinson talk, "The Soul Selects Her Own Society: The Life and Work of Emily Dickinson" with Dartmouth professor Colleen Boggs. Sponsor: Bill and Sharon Biddle
April 2
All About Eve
Dartmouth professor of religion Susan Ackerman considers both traditional and contemporary interpretations of the Adam and Eve story and how recent scholarship on women and the Bible pushes us to rethink our common assumptions about Eve.
May 7
From East to West
Pianist and music historian Michael Arnowitt explores the influence of the music of Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Asia on Western classical composition, performing pieces by Mozart, Mahler, and Debussy. Location: South Congregational Church. Sponsor: Passumpsic Savings Bank Member FDIC
June 4
(Rescheduled from February 5)
The Life and Times of Thelonious Monk
Artistic director of the Vermont Jazz Center Eugene Uman considers the life and improvisational style of American jazz pianist and composer Thelonius Monk, widely considered one of the giants of American music.
First Wednesdays is supported in part by the Institute of Museum & Library Services
through the Vermont Department of Libraries
Program Sponsors:
Bill and Sharon Biddle
First Wednesdays Supper Club
Gil Steil Associates
Passumpsic Savings Bank Member FDIC
Library Sponsor:
Friends of the Athenaeum


 

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