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March 2017

A Terrible Beauty

March 28
9:30 am
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Historian Vince Feeney discusses the circumstances surrounding the 1916 Easter Rebellion in Dublin, what happened that fateful week in April, and what the "beauty" was in an armed revolt that left most of its leaders dead or imprisoned. Read More »

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Book Discussion: The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

March 28
7:00 pm

The Booker Prize has achieved respect that rivals the Pulitzer. Graham Swift, who won the Booker in 1996, singled it out as the finest accolade a writer can receive. "It's the one which, if we're completely honest, we most covet." Read More »

Tastes of Place and Tastes of Home: Reflections on Food and Identity

March 28
7:00 pm
ArtsRiot, Burlington
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Join three scholars—each of whom has an upcoming book on food and identity—for a discussion about how food makes us feel a part of communities, past and present. Part of the Ideas on Tap conversations series presented in partnership with the University of Vermont Humanities Center. Read More »

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Discuss Brown Girl Dreaming with SBHS Diversity Union

March 29
3:30 pm

Join South Burlington Mentoring participants and the South Burlington High School Diversity Union for an afternoon of conversation, snacks, and fun as we discuss Jacqueline Woodson's Brown Girl Dreaming. Read More »

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Muslim Girls Making Change

March 29
6:30 pm
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Muslim Girls Making Change is a youth-led group dedicated to social justice through poetry. They will perform poetry that reflects their experiences, many of which have relevance to the themes of Brown Girl Dreaming. Read More »

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Book Discussion: March by Geraldine Brooks

March 29
7:00 pm

One biography each year is awarded a Pulitzer Prize, but these character studies wouldn't count—each is a Pulitzer-winning work of fiction, with portions based on one person's real life story. Read More »

Cartooning Reconsidered

March 30
7:00 pm
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In this thought-provoking lecture, James Sturm, the co-founder of the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT will explore a brief history of the language and art of comics, and the new ways that cartooning and visual storytelling are changing the world. Read More »

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Storytime for Social Justice

March 31
5:00 pm

Help our children become thoughtful, kind, and open-minded leaders. All are welcome! Storytimes are planned for youth age 6 and younger. Read More »

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Book Discussion: A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam by Neil Sheehan

March 31
6:30 pm

Part of the 20th Century U.S. Conflicts: The Rise of a Superpower series. The wars in which America has participated since the dawn of the 20th-century have defined its place in the world. The Spanish-American War and its related conflict in the Philippines marked the debut of the United States as a world power. How have successive wars increased that power – or called it into question? Read More »

Teen Poetry Jam

March 31
7:00 pm

Teens are invited to come share their poetry in a night of fun. Participants will sign up to read. Judges will be chosen at random from the audience. This event is hosted by the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum Teen Advisory Board. Read More »

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