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Tue 21

HYBRID: Quechee Library: America the Violent

September 21
4:30 pm
The United States is a nation defined by violence, sometimes heroic and sometimes monstrous. Through a combination of both fiction and non-fiction, this series explores the connection between mob violence and American culture, historically spurred often by racism. This series was developed by the Quechee Library. Read More »
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Tue 21

Do We Still Need Armed Citizenry?

September 21
6:00 pm
For most of its life, the Second Amendment was a very sleepy amendment. Unlike the First Amendment, which quickly raised the vexing problem of what speech is protected, the Second Amendment received very little attention from cities and states until after the 9/11 attacks. Read More »
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Tue 21

Do We Still Need Armed Citizenry?

September 21
6:00 pm
For most of its life, the Second Amendment was a very sleepy amendment. Unlike the First Amendment, which quickly raised the vexing problem of what speech is protected, the Second Amendment received very little attention from cities and states until after the 9/11 attacks. Read More »
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Wed 22

From the Parlor to the Polling Place: Stories and Songs from the Suffragists

September 22
6:00 pm
Singer and historian Linda Radtke, in period garb and “Votes for Women” sash, celebrates the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, specifically highlighting the decades-long persistence of Vermonters, both women and men. Read More »
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