Fall Conference 2018

Registration is now open for “The Ebb and Flow of Optimism through American History,” held at UVM on Nov. 16-17.

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Fall Conference 2018

“The Ebb and Flow of Optimism through American History.” Learn more.

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Upcoming Events


Mon 20

Book Discussion: Crossers by Philip Caputo

August 20
5:00 pm
A book of short stories, a memoir, and two novels bring us to a present-day consideration of migration, immigration, and refuge. Read More »
Mon 20

How Did Germany’s Weimar Democracy Become the Third Reich?

August 20
6:30 pm
Defeated, humiliated, and in chaos, Germany after World War I was imperiled by leftist revolution and right-wing violence. Jack Mayer recounts the origins of the Third Reich through the story of Ernst Werner Techow. Read More »
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Wed 22

Rock of Ages Granite Quarry Field Trip

August 22
9:00 am
Barre, Vermont, featured in Bread and Roses, Too, made a huge contribution to the granite industry and was the home of many immigrants from Italy, France, Scotland, and China, among other places. The Waterbury Library will host a field trip to the Rock of Ages Granite Quarry in Graniteville where participants will learn about the quarrying and manufacturing of granite. Read More »
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Wed 22

VA Women’s Care Center Veterans Book Group

August 22
5:00 pm
This series is open to all women who have served in the U.S. military. Participants receive free copies of all readings, and a light dinner will be provided at each session. The group is free, but pre-registration is required. Read More »