Vermont Humanities

The Divine Comedy

Norwich Public Library 368 Main St, Norwich, VT

Dante ALighieri's poetic materpeice The Divine Comedy is a moving and imaginative tale exploring the human soul in the after-life. The book will be read and discussed in 3 sections.

The Most Costly Journey Student Led Book Discussion

TSA Middle School 20 School Street, Sharon, VT

Students at Sharon Academy Middle School have been reading The Most Costly Journey and learning about migrant workers on dairy farms in Vermont. The TSA middle school will host a community literacy night where students will lead discussions on essential themes in the book.

The Most Costly Journey Book Discussion

Deborah Rawson Memorial Library 8 River Rd, Jericho, VT

Please join us at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library as we discuss this year’s Vermont Reads selection The Most Costly Journey, an anthology of comics that depict the oral histories of migrant workers who traveled from southern Mexico and Central America to work on Vermont farms. If you would like to participate in the discussion, please drop by the library to sign up and borrow a copy of the book.

Bristol Social Justice Series: The Most Costly Journey Community Read & Discussions

Lawrence Memorial Library 40 North St, Bristol, VT

Please join us at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library as we discuss this year’s Vermont Reads selection The Most Costly Journey, an anthology of comics that depict the oral histories of migrant workers who traveled from southern Mexico and Central America to work on Vermont farms. If you would like to participate in the discussion, please drop by the library to sign up and borrow a copy of the book.

African American Experience: Memoirs and Essays

Dailey Memorial Library 101 Junior High Drive, Derby, VT

Personal writing by African-American authors can transcend self-reflection, becoming meditations on history, justice, and freedom from oppression. From Frederick Douglass’s first autobiography to Malcolm X’s incendiary account of his political awakening, the memoirs and essays in this series reveal as much about society as they do about their authors.

Latino Journeys to Vermont and Beyond

Manchester Community Library 138 Cemetery Ave, Manchester Center

The journeys of Latino migrant farm workers to Vermont are part of a larger and longer story of Latino migrants coming to the region in search of work. Professor Carmen Whalen, Professor of History and Chair of the Latinx Studies program at Williams College, will present context for this important Vermont Reads book, "The Most Costly Journey."

When Cultures Meet: First Contact in the Lake Champlain Basin

Wake Robin Retirement Community 200 Wake Robin Dr, Shelburne, VT

In 1609, Frenchman Samuel de Champlain became the first European to visit the 110-mile lake that now bears his name. (In 1608, Champlain had founded Quebec City.) In fiction and nonfiction, the series explores the ramifications of contact between Europeans and the native inhabitants in the Champlain Basin and New England generally, and the ensuing history of the region.

When Cultures Meet: First Contact in the Lake Champlain Basin

Wake Robin Retirement Community 200 Wake Robin Dr, Shelburne, VT

In 1609, Frenchman Samuel de Champlain became the first European to visit the 110-mile lake that now bears his name. (In 1608, Champlain had founded Quebec City.) In fiction and nonfiction, the series explores the ramifications of contact between Europeans and the native inhabitants in the Champlain Basin and New England generally, and the ensuing history of the region.

War & Peace – 2 of 4

Stowe Free Library 90 Pond St, Stowe, VT

Join Stowe Library to read and discuss Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace. The novel chronicles the French invasion of Russia and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society through the stories of five Russian aristocratic families. 

War & Peace – 3 of 4

Stowe Free Library 90 Pond St, Stowe, VT

Join Stowe Library to read and discuss Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace. The novel chronicles the French invasion of Russia and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society through the stories of five Russian aristocratic families.