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April 2020

**CANCELLED** Poetry Out Loud at Farmer’s Night

April 3
7:30 pm
Vermont State House, Montpelier

Vermont's Poetry Out Loud competition will present its 2020 winners—vocalizing the art of the word in a most compelling way! This event will kick off PoemCity 2020, a month-long celebration of poetry in Montpelier supported by a VHC grant. Read More »

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**POSTPONED** From the Parlor to Polling Place: Stories and Songs from the Suffragists

April 4
2:00 pm
Suffragette standing before a banner

Singer and historian Linda Radtke, in period garb and "Votes for Women" sash, celebrates the centennial of the passage of the 19th amendment, specifically highlighting the decades-long persistence of Vermonters, both women and men. Read More »

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**CANCELLED** Book Discussion: March by Geraldine Brooks

April 6
4:00 pm

Part of the Based on Real Life series. 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 »

**CANCELLED** Book Discussion: Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

April 6
7:00 pm

Part of the Based on Real Life series. 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 »

**POSTPONED** 2020 Weston Playhouse Teachers Workshop

April 7
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Designed for teachers of English, history, humanities, and drama at the high school and college level, this day-long workshop will prepare educators for the fall School Matinee production of An Iliad, written by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare, based on Homer's Iliad translated by Robert Fagles. Read More »

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**POSTPONED** Vermont Reads: Change the Subject Documentary Screening

April 7
5:00 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

Join Quechee Library for a screening of the documentary Change the Subject, produced by Dartmouth students and staff to capture their confrontation of anti-immigrant sentiment from Baker-Berry Library to the Halls of Congress. Conversation with Dartmouth librarian following. Read More »

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**POSTPONED** Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project

April 7
6:00 pm
Image of painting of a woman

Dr. Jack Mayer tells the story of Irena Sendler, a holocaust hero who rescued 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto. Sendler’s story remained unknown after the war—until three Kansas teens uncovered a reference to her heroism 60 years later. Read More »

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**POSTPONED** Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Couple in Early Vermont

April 8
7:00 pm
Brownell Library, Essex Junction

Drawing from the Sheldon Museum collections, archivist Eva Garcelon-Hart presents the story of two extraordinary women, Charity Bryant and Sylvia Drake, who were accepted in early 19th-century rural Vermont as a married couple. Read More »

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**POSTPONED** Woody Guthrie: Dustbowl Balladeer

April 8
7:00 pm
Pierson Library, Shelburne
Image of Woody Guthrie

In his music and writing, Woody Guthrie chronicled the devastation of the 1930s dust storms and the Great Depression, championing the dispossessed and economic and social justice. This presentation by Mark Greenberg explores the always-rambling Guthrie’s life and legacy through readings from his prolific prose writings, recorded and live examples of his music, and slides of Guthrie's own art and of photographs. Read More »

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**CANCELLED** Of Wheelmen, the New Woman, and Good Roads: Bicycling in Vermont, 1880-1920

April 9
7:00 pm
Image of man with early bicycle

In this lecture, UVM professor Luis Vivanco explores the fascinating early history of the bicycle in Vermont, a new invention that generated widespread curiosity when it arrived here in the 1880s. Read More »

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