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Choose from nine free talks around Vermont on Wednesday, March 7, including “Where Am I? The Power of Uniqueness” with TED talk lecturer Ed McMahon in Montpelier.

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First Wednesdays 2017-2018

Talks in nine towns, October through May. Learn more.

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“Bread and Roses, Too” by Katherine Paterson. Learn more.

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Upcoming Events


Sat 24

**POSTPONED** Vermont History through Song

February 24
7:30 pm
Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, brings Vermont history to life with engaging commentary about the songs found in the Vermont Historical Society's collection of sheet music. Read More »
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Sun 25

All the Film’s A Stage

February 25
2:00 pm
Join Rick Winston in an exploration of how cinema has portrayed what goes into a theater production, from audition to rehearsal to performance. Read More »
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Mon 26

Book Discussion: Canoe Lake by Roy McGregor

February 26
11:30 am
Part of the Canadian Cultural Diversity series. Travel through Canada with four critically acclaimed books that make manifest Canada's cultural diversity. Read More »
Mon 26

Book Discussion: One Writer’s Beginnings by Eudora Welty

February 26
7:30 pm
Memoirs come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common: They are not autobiographies. Rather than a straight chronology of the author’s life, memoirs hone in on a specific feature of that life. The following memoirs use both traditional and unconventional formats to do just that. Read More »