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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Fall Conference 2017

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

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Upcoming Events

Mon 23

Vermont Reads 2017: Jacqueline Woodson Author Talk

October 23
6:00 pm
VHC brings award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson to Burlington for a free public talk. Woodson will discuss her reading and writing process and the journey to some of the books she’s published. Read More »
Mon 23

Book Discussion: Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

October 23
7:30 pm
Since 1918, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama has spotlighted outstanding playwriting. The titles in this series, including one by four-time winner Eugene O'Neill, span over fifty years of the award. Read More »
Tue 24

Film Screening: Selma

October 24
6:00 pm
This 2014 Best Picture nominee recreates the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voter right marches led by Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis. Introduction of the film and discussion afterwards led by Savoy Theater founder Rick Winston. Read More »
Tue 24

Weimar Germany and the Rise of the Third Reich

October 24
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 »