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June 2020

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

June 10
7:00 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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**POSTPONED** The Value of Our Stories

June 17
6:00 pm

Each one of us has a story that is valuable. Poet Rajnii Eddins utilizes spoken word as a tool for engagement in conversations about race, culture, equity and the richness to be found in each of our stories. Read More »

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

June 18
12:00 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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**POSTPONED** How the Guitar Conquered America

June 18
1:00 pm
Allenwood at Pillsbury, South Burlington
Image of hands with guitar

When the first guitar reached these shores 425 years ago, it was a small, unimpressive folk instrument. Now, more guitars are sold in America than all other musical instruments combined. How did this unlikely conquest take place? Tim Brookes attempts to answer that question with demonstrations, displays, and slides. Read More »

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**POSTPONED** How Did Germany’s Weimar Democracy Become the Third Reich?

June 19
3:00 pm
Image of rally in Germany

Defeated, humiliated, and in chaos, Germany after World War I was imperiled by leftist revolution and right-wing violence. Jack Mayer recounts the origins of the Third Reich through the story of Ernst Werner Techow. Read More »

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**POSTPONED** Blake Memorial Library: Border Crossing

June 26
4:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth
Image of woman running across dunes

A book of short stories, a memoir, and two novels bring us to a present-day consideration of migration, immigration and refuge. Read More »

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

June 27
7:00 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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July 2020

**POSTPONED** Choice, Chance, and Creativity

July 15
6:00 pm

Bill Mares has authored or co-authored 17 books on subjects ranging from the Marine Corps to desert travel, from Vermont humor to economic democracy, from war memorials to brewing beer. In this presentation he discusses how he was inspired by this diversity of subjects. Read More »

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August 2020

**POSTPONED** Thunderbolt: A True History of a Scottish Highwayman in 19th-Century Vermont

August 18
6:00 pm

Award-winning novelist Tim Weed shares the story of a notorious Scottish outlaw who resurfaced in Brattleboro, VT in 1821. Read More »

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