Humanities Camps

Our Humanities Camps introduce middle schoolers to the world of literature and ideas. 14 Vermont schools are holding these camps this summer.

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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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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.
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Humanities Grants

Supporting projects that serve Vermont audiences. Learn more.

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Literacy Programs

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

Upcoming Events

Wed 16

Vermont Reads 2017: Writing Workshop with Geof Hewitt

August 16
4:30 pm
Join Vermont poet, teacher, and performer Geof Hewitt and our Young Writers’ Group for a writing workshop connected to Jacqueline Woodson's Brown Girl Dreaming. Read More »
Wed 16

Veterans Book Group: VA Women’s Care Center

August 16
5:00 pm
- 6:30 pm
This series is open to all women who have served in the U.S. military. The group is free, but pre-registration is required. Veterans Book Groups create an opportunity for veterans to explore books, poetry, articles, and short stories, with the goal of fostering camaraderie and a safe space to reflect and share ideas and questions. Read More »
Wed 16

Vermont Reads 2017: Brown Girl Dreaming Discussion with Geof Hewitt

August 16
6:00 pm
Join Vermont poet, teacher, and performer, Geof Hewitt for a book discussion of Jacqueline Woodson's Brown Girl Dreaming, this year’s Vermont Reads book. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the library. Read More »
Wed 16

Of Wheelmen, the New Woman, and Good Roads: Bicycling in Vermont, 1880-1920

August 16
7:00 pm
In this lecture, UVM professor Luis Vivanco explores the fascinating early history of the bicycle in Vermont, a new invention that generated widespread curiosity when it arrived here in the 1880s. Read More »