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Wed 08

*DIGITAL* Tips for Making Friends as an Adult

July 8
7:00 pm
Ryan Kriger, author of “How to Make Friends as an Adult,” describes the approach he used to develop a group of friends after moving to Montpelier from New York City. He also shares advice for maintaining friendships, even during a pandemic. Read More »
Mon 13

*DIGITAL* Justin Morgan’s Horse: Making an American Myth

July 13
7:00 pm
All Morgan horses today trace their lineage back to a single horse: a mystery stallion named Figure, owned by singing teacher Justin Morgan in the late 18th century. But who was Figure, really? Amanda Gustin of the Vermont Historical Society explores the story of the first Morgan horse. Read More »
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Wed 15

*DIGITAL* The Value of Our Stories

July 15
7:00 pm
Each one of us has a story that is valuable. Poet Rajnii Eddins utilizes spoken word as a tool for engagement in conversations about race, culture, equity and the richness to be found in each of our stories. Read More »
Thu 16

*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

July 16
6:00 pm
The genre of graphic novels has flourished in recent years. The four highly acclaimed works in this series—three memoirs and one work of historical fiction—highlight the literary value and artistic merit in this growing medium. Read More »