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Mon 17

*DIGITAL* The Value of Our Stories

May 17
3:00 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 »
Tue 18

*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

May 18
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 (Berlin)—highlight the literary value and artistic merit in this growing medium. Read More »
Tue 25

*DIGITAL* From Skiffs to Sail Ferries: The Story of Vermont’s Small-Boat Traditions

May 25
2:30 pm
The stories of Vermont naval history and commercial shipping have been well documented by generations of historians. However, the traditions of small-boat building from throughout our state have remained untold. In this slide presentation, Douglas Brooks shares his research on these traditions, and his work in recreating some of these historic vessels. Read More »
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Tue 25

*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

May 25
7:00 pm
Part of The Genius of Mark Twain series. Brilliant satire, knee-slapping comedy, potent social commentary... what more can you ask for? Read More »