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March 2020

**DIGITAL ONLY** Celebrating E. B. White

March 30
7:00 pm
Image of EB White with dog

On Facebook: From Charlotte’s Web to his exquisite essays in The New Yorker, E.B. White remains the master’s master of elegant prose, sophisticated wit, and graceful irreverence. Read More »

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**DIGITAL ONLY** Daybreak Express: Duke Ellington’s Train-Inspired Compositions

March 31
7:00 pm
Duke Ellington at the piano

On Facebook and the Portable Humanist podcast series: Reuben Jackson, jazz scholar and former host of VPR’s Friday Night Jazz, shares some evocative Ellington recordings and discusses Ellington's love for trains and the role they played in his orchestra's work in the then-segregated United States. Read More »

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April 2020

**DIGITAL ONLY** Screening of Coming Home

On Facebook: "Coming Home" by documentary filmmaker Bess O’Brien focuses on five people returning back to their Vermont communities from prison. Read More »

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**DIGITAL ONLY** The Genealogy of Happiness: From Aristotle to Positive Psychology

April 2
7:00 pm
Engraving of a couple standing before the sun

On Zoom (registration is now closed): What is happiness? Can it be measured? And what is the relationship between happiness and virtue, money, pleasure, relationships, mindfulness, and satisfaction? This program with William Edelglass will begin with an overview of different conceptions of happiness in Western philosophy, religion, and political theory, as well as discuss "the new science of happiness." Read More »

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**DIGITAL ONLY** How to Love a Country

Poet Richard Blanco

On Facebook: Richard Blanco reads from his recent poetry collection How to Love a Country, exploring immigration, gun violence, racism, LGBTQ issues, and more, unraveling the fabric of the American narrative in accessible and emotive verses. Read More »

**DIGITAL ONLY** Having Fizzical Fun at Home

April 10
3:00 pm
Peter Gould leading a workshop in Montpelier

Peter Gould, one of the “Clown Jewels” of Vermont, will share an hour with you, using hats and apples and silk scarves and sofas and plastic bags and vacuum cleaners. Audience participation invited! Read More »

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**DIGITAL ONLY** “We Are All Fast Food Workers Now”

April 15
7:00 pm
Fast food worker with fried chicken on shelves

On Facebook and the Portable Humanist podcast series: labor historian Annelise Orleck provides a close look at globalization and its costs, from the perspective of low-wage workers themselves—berry pickers, fast food servers, garment workers, cashiers, hotel housekeepers, home health care aides, and even adjunct professors—who are fighting for respect, safety, and a living wage. Read More »

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**DIGITAL ONLY** Book Discussion: The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler

April 16
2:00 pm
Image of illustration of the sin of pride

Delve into selections from the Great Books’ Foundation’s volume, The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler, and discover why, according to Dartmouth professor of ethics and human values Ronald M. Green, these short stories “remind us that most of our problems arise in the hidden recesses of the human heart.” Read More »

**DIGITAL ONLY** PoemCity 2020: Virtual Voicing Art Poetry Reading

April 18
2:00 pm

The Poartry Project presents a virtual reading inspired by the themes of connection and interdependent independence in this unprecedented, extraordinary time. This Zoom gathering is for all writers, readers, and appreciative listeners—local in the Vermont region or geographically dispersed. Read More »

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**DIGITAL ONLY** Northern Vermont University at Lyndon Veterans Book Group

Image of veterans' hands clasped behind back

Our Veterans Book Groups create an opportunity for veterans to connect with each other, build relationships, read insightful materials, and share experiences. The group’s explorations include 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 »

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