Jacqueline Woodson Talk Oct. 23

The author of Brown Girl Dreaming, our 2017 Vermont Reads book, will speak at Burlington High School at 6pm. Free and open to all!

The Double-Edged Sword of Technology

Fall Conference 2017: November 17-18, University of Vermont.

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Because Ideas Matter

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 2017-2018

Talks in nine towns, October through May. Learn more.

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Speakers Bureau

Host a thought-provoking presentation in your town! See our catalogue.
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Fall Conference 2017

“The Double-Edged Sword of Technology,” Nov. 17-18. Learn more.

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Literacy Programs

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

Upcoming Events

Sat 21

Pulp Culture Comic Arts Festival and Symposium: Discussion Panels and Exhibition

October 21
10:00 am
- 6:00 pm
The Pulp Culture Comic Arts Festival and Symposium presents a series of five panels throughout the day that explore different aspects of non-fiction cartooning. Drawing together cartoonists, writers and academics, the hour-long panels will foster a rich dialog between panelists and audience. Read More »
Sat 21

The Old Country Fiddler: Charles Ross Taggart, Vermont’s Traveling Entertainer

October 21
1:00 pm
Having grown up in Topsham, Vermont, Charles Ross Taggart went on to a forty-year career performing in countless stage shows across the country. Fiddler Adam Boyce portrays Mr. Taggart near the end of his career, circa 1936, sharing recollections of his life and career interspersed with live fiddling and humorous sketches. Read More »
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Sat 21

Vermont Reads Book Discussion: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

October 21
6:00 pm
This beautiful memoir of the author’s childhood, written in verse, tells the story of a young person finding her voice and examining the strength of family bonds. It was chosen as a Newbery Honor book and won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Copies are available at all Barre schools and at the library. Read More »
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Sun 22

Book Discussion: Middlemarch by George Eliot

October 22
1:30 pm
Classic works of literature of a certain size and heft, both literal and figurative—such as George Eliot's Middlemarch—can be a little daunting to tackle on one’s own, and in one big gulp. Participants will enjoy digesting this work in a multi-session group, the ideal environment in which to relish it. Read More »