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April 2021

*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: A Brother’s Blood by Michael White

April 12
4:00 pm
Image of New England house

Part of the New England Uncovered series. What lies hidden beneath the popular images of New England with its white spires and Yankee frugality? More than meets the eye! Read More »

*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: Affliction by Russell Banks

April 12
4:00 pm
Image of New England house

Part of the New England Uncovered series. What lies hidden beneath the popular images of New England with its white spires and Yankee frugality? More than meets the eye! Read More »

*DIGITAL* Three Revolutions in the History of Happiness

April 12
7:00 pm

Florida State University history professor Darrin McMahon considers three major transformations in humanity’s understanding of happiness. Covering the Paleolithic period to the present, McMahon ponders what the history of happiness might have to tell us about its future. Read More »

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*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: A Brother’s Blood by Michael White

April 12
7:00 pm
Image of New England house

Part of the New England Uncovered series. What lies hidden beneath the popular images of New England with its white spires and Yankee frugality? More than meets the eye! Read More »

*DIGITAL* For the Love of N’dakinna: Abenaki Continuity and Adaptation

April 14
7:00 pm
Abenaki artists in front of Wall of Honor

Abenaki people have thrived within N’dakinna, their homeland, for more than 10,000 years. While the people and their culture have changed during this time, the core values of their ancestors have remained constant. Melody Walker Brook, citizen of the Elnu Abenaki Band of N’dakinna and former chair of the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs, describes how these core values can help shape a more beautiful future. Read More »

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*DIGITAL* Alfred Hitchcock and the Art of Suspense

April 15
7:00 pm
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Hitchcock famously said “Some films are slices of life; mine are slices of cake.” His career spanned forty years and many film eras. Film expert Rick Winston will discuss the evolution of Hitchcock’s craft, exploring his favorite themes, his relationship with his collaborators, and his wry sense of humor no matter how grisly the subject matter. Read More »

*DIGITAL* Courageous Conversations: Living the Questions

April 18
9:00 am
Catamount Arts, St Johnsbury
Colorful illustration of hands casting ballots in a box

This four-part series, in partnership with Catamount Arts, offers a hospitable space for participants to take up the hard questions of our time. Each session, and its requisite prework, affords deep reflection on civility and focuses on the tools needed to engage in civil conversation in a divided country. Registration required. Read More »

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*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

April 18
1:30 pm
Image of woman running across dunes

A book of short stories, a memoir and two novels bring us to present day consideration of migration, immigration and refuge. Their love and a sense of their past as they walk through fantastical doors to new lands. Read More »

*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrap

April 20
6:00 pm
Alison Bechdel cartoon

The genre of graphic novels has flourished in recent years. The four highly acclaimed works in this series—three memoirs and one work of historical fiction (Berlin)—highlight the literary value and artistic merit in this growing medium. Read More »

*DIGITAL* Bees Besieged: A History of Beekeeping

April 20
7:00 pm
Image of beekeeper with hive

Bill Mares, writer, and a beekeeper for 45 years, will tell of the origins and evolution of beekeeping, sometimes referred to as "farming for intellectuals," with a particular emphasis on his research in Vermont. Read More »

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