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June 2016

The Shawshank Experience

June 1
7:00 pm
Drawing of characters from Shawshank Redemption

UVM professor Tony Magistrale discusses how literature is adapted to film and explores how The Shawshank Redemption (1994), adapted from a Stephen King novella, became, according to IMDb rankings, the most popular motion picture ever. (Rescheduled from February.) Read More »

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The Wyeths: First Family of American Art

June 1
7:00 pm
N. C. Wyeth in his studio in Delaware, at work on his painting, Rounding-up, Little Rattlesnake Creek, 1904,. The model is possibly Allen Tupper True.

Shelburne Museum director Thomas Denenberg discusses the Wyeths—N. C. (1882–1945), Andrew (1917–2009), and Jamie (b. 1946)—and offers new perspectives on these three painters who have shaped the way Americans view their world. (Rescheduled from January 6.) Read More »

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Book Discussion: All the President’s Men by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

June 2
6:30 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee
President Nixon with his edited transcripts of the White House Tapes subpoenaed by the Special Prosecutor, during his speech to the Nation on Watergate

Part of the A Hard Look at America series. The books in this series, comprised of Pulitzer-winning reporting and research, dig deep, revealing facts and stories that continue to be relevant years after they were brought to the surface. Read More »

Vermont History through Song

June 5
2:00 pm
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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. Read More »

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Grand Opening: Hoag Farm Interpretive Panel Series

June 6
5:00 pm

Join Willowell staff, board, students, and community members for the grand opening of the Hoag Farm Interpretive Panel Series. Read More »

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Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Lewis Chessmen

June 7
7:00 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee
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In this illustrated presentation, author Nancy Marie Brown discusses the Lewis Chessmen, the most famous chessmen of all time. Read More »

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Veterans Book Group 2016: VA Medical and Regional Office Center

June 8
5:00 pm

Veterans Book Groups create an opportunity for veterans to explore books, poetry, articles, and short stories, with the goal of fostering camaraderie and a safe space to reflect and share ideas and questions. Read More »

Vermont History through Song

June 9
6:30 pm
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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. Read More »

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Book Discussion: Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

June 11
9:00 am
Memorial Building, Hardwick
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Part of the International Migrations series. To or from the United States, spanning India, Cuba, Greece, and Ireland, this series of Pulitzer-winning works spotlights characters in the midst of broader migrations. Read More »

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Vermont and the Civil War

June 15
10:00 am
4th Vermont Regiment members by G. H. Houghton.

From Cedar Creek to Gettysburg, Vermonters were central to the Union cause. Vermont author and Civil War historian Howard Coffin addresses the Vermont contribution to the Civil War. Read More »

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