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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** “We Are All Fast Food Workers Now”

    April 15
    7:00 pm

    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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