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Don’t miss our upcoming Ideas on Tap events at ArtsRiot in Burlington: Ancient Greek Music on April 25 and Wildlife Films on May 30.

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The Vermont Humanities Council strives to make Vermont a state in which every individual reads, participates in public affairs, and continues to learn throughout life. Learn more about our programs.

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First Wednesdays 2016-2017

Talks on the first Wednesday of the month, October to May. See schedule.
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Speakers Bureau

Host a thought-provoking presentation in your town! See our catalogue.
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Vermont Reads 2017

Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson. Learn more.
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Literacy Programs

Designed for specific underserved and at-risk audiences. Learn more.

Upcoming Events

Sun 23

Fairfax Community Library Poetry Station

April 1 - April 30
In celebration of National Poetry Month and Vermont Reads Brown Girl Dreaming, the Fairfax Community Library will host a poetry station for the month of April. Patrons are encouraged to submit their own poems relating to personal memories. Read More »
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Sun 23

Poetry Writing Workshop with Ina Anderson

April 23
2:00 pm
Sharon poet Ina Anderson offers a free two-hour poetry writing workshop in a supportive setting for poets of all ages and abilities. Part of PoemTown Randolph. Read More »
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Mon 24

Book Discussion: Selected Works of Flannery O’Connor

April 24
6:30 pm
This series reflects both the short story’s 19th century roots and its later development as a 20th century art form. Read More »
Mon 24

Book Discussion: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver

April 24
7:30 pm
This series explores how different authors and communities understand the multiple definitions and connotations of ecological sustainability and try to make it work in the world. Read More »