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Thu 02

400 Miles Down the Connecticut River

December 2
1:30 pm
New England's longest river, the Connecticut, is rich in history. Michael Tougias, author of fourteen books about New England, offers a narrated slide presentation that takes the viewer down the entire 410 miles of the river, discussing history from the days of loggers, Indian Wars, steamships, and canals. Read More »
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Wed 08

The Counterculture’s Impact on Vermont and Vermont’s Influence on the Counterculture Generation

December 8
6:00 pm
In the late 1960s and ’70s, thousands of young migrants, largely from the cities and suburbs of New York and Massachusetts, turned their backs on the establishment of the 1950s and moved to the back woods, small towns and cities of rural Vermont. Author Yvonne Daley discusses this interesting time in Vermont’s history and its impact today. Read More »
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Wed 08

The Counterculture’s Impact on Vermont and Vermont’s Influence on the Counterculture Generation

December 8
6:00 pm
In the late 1960s and ’70s, thousands of young migrants, largely from the cities and suburbs of New York and Massachusetts, turned their backs on the establishment of the 1950s and moved to the back woods, small towns and cities of rural Vermont. Author Yvonne Daley discusses this interesting time in Vermont’s history and its impact today. Read More »
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Sun 12

Book Discussion: Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat

December 12
1:30 pm
This series features contemporary, multicultural female voices. In novels and short stories, these foreign-born American writers celebrate the diversity of their dual heritages. Read More »