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Don’t miss our upcoming Ideas on Tap events at ArtsRiot in Burlington: Ancient Greek Music on April 25 and Wildlife Films on May 30.

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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 2016-2017

Talks on the first Wednesday of the month, October to May. See schedule.
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Speakers Bureau

Host a thought-provoking presentation in your town! See our catalogue.
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Vermont Reads 2017

Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson. Learn more.
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Literacy Programs

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

Upcoming Events

Tue 25

Fairfax Community Library Poetry Station

April 1 - April 30
In celebration of National Poetry Month and Vermont Reads Brown Girl Dreaming, the Fairfax Community Library will host a poetry station for the month of April. Patrons are encouraged to submit their own poems relating to personal memories. Read More »
Tue 25

Dinner with Southern Vermont Poets

April 25
6:00 pm
Southern Vermont poets Megan Buchanan, Verandah Porche, and Diana Whitney read from their work at Saap Restaurant. Dinner at 6:00, followed by readings at 7:00. Dinner reservations are required and can be made by calling Saap at 802-565-8292. Part of PoemTown Randolph. Read More »
Tue 25

Book Discussion: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

April 25
7:00 pm
The Booker Prize has achieved respect that rivals the Pulitzer. Graham Swift, who won the Booker in 1996, singled it out as the finest accolade a writer can receive. "It's the one which, if we're completely honest, we most covet." Read More »
Tue 25

Acoustic Archeology: Impressions of Ancient Greek Music

April 25
7:00 pm
How do we know what ancient music sounded like? Join UVM classics professor John Franklin for an entertaining exploration of ancient sounds. Part of the Ideas on Tap conversation series, held in partnership with the University of Vermont Humanities Center. Read More »