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October 2016

Vermont History through Song

October 1
1:30 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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Vermont Reads: Shackleton Documentary Screening

October 1
2:00 pm
St. Albans Free Library, Saint Albans

Join us for this film that retells Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1914-1916, featuring footage of the actual locations and interviews with surviving relatives of key expedition members. Popcorn and drinks provided! Read More »

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Off Target: What Hollywood, Journalists and Shooters Get Wrong About Guns

October 2
2:00 pm
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This is an apolitical examination into the mythology that surrounds firearms. Mark Timney’s lecture and Q&A session will examine how our perceptions of firearms have been distorted by media and folklore. Read More »

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A Sense of Place: Vermont’s Farm Legacy

October 2
2:00 pm
Image of a Vermont pasture scene

This lecture by Gregory Sharrow explores the fabric of farm culture in the past and probes its relationship to the world of Vermont today. Read More »

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Daisy Turner’s Kin

October 2
2:00 pm
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Vermont folklorist Jane Beck shares the story of the Turner family, a multi-generational saga spanning two centuries and played out across three continents. Read More »

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The Endurance Screening

October 2
3:30 pm

Using film footage from Frank Hurley, a member of the Endurance expedition, George Butler presents a film about Ernest Shackleton's legendary Antarctic journey in 1914. Read More »

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Book Discussion: Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

October 3
6:30 pm

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 »

Vermont Reads: Discuss Your Adventures

October 4
7:00 pm
St. Albans Free Library, Saint Albans

Share your thoughts on one of the greatest adventure and survival stories of the twentieth century, the story of Shackleton and the Endurance. For readers of all ages! Refreshments provided. Read More »

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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration

October 5
5:00 pm
Ira Allen Chapel, Burlington
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the greatest stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities in search of a better life—a movement that reshaped culture and politics and set in motion racial challenges we now face. Read More »

Lindbergh and The Spirit of St. Louis

October 5
7:00 pm
Lindbergh-Lead

Writer Reeve Lindbergh tells how the Spirit of St. Louis, the plane in which 25-year-old Charles Lindbergh made his non-stop New York-to-Paris flight, was also the vehicle that brought together her father and mother, and established a family. Read More »

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