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Growing up Disney: December 13

What impact has Disney had on childhood in the last 90 years? Join Sarah Nilsen from UVM for this Ideas on Tap discussion at ArtsRiot in Burlington.

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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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Ideas on Tap

Engaging topics. Seriously fun. At ArtsRiot in Burlington. Learn more.

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Vermont Reads 2017

Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson. Learn more.

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Speakers Bureau

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

Upcoming Events

Thu 08

Book Discussion: No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt on the Homefront in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin

December 8
7:00 pm
The titles in this series, including three Pulitzer winners, examine America's fighting stance through the First and Second World Wars. Read More »
Thu 08

Weimar Germany and the Rise of the Third Reich

December 8
7:00 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 »
Sat 10

Book Discussion: Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman

December 10
3:00 pm
In these mysteries, mayhem and murder play out against a cultural/ethnic backdrop—illuminating more than simply whodunnit. Read More »
Sun 11

Book Discussion: Ahab’s Wife, or the Star-gazer by Sena Jeter Naslund

December 11
1:30 pm
These novels all re-imagine classic works of fiction, retelling them from a different character's perspective. Read More »