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Vermont Reads Book Discussion: The Most Costly Journey

Join Learning Lab instructor Ron Miller and community educator Jackie Fischer for a two-part conversation about The Most Costly Journey, an eye-opening and poignant account of the dreams and challenges of the people who do so much of the work essential to Vermont agriculture.

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Murder in the Vermont Woods: A Story About Race, Class, and Gender in the 19th Century

Historian Jill Mudgett tells the story of an Indigenous man from southern New England who came to central Vermont during the late 19th century and was the victim of a murder. Recreating community connections in a rural Vermont hill town, this story is about poverty, racism, disability, and gendered violence against women, but is also an account of Indigenous movement and choice despite great obstacles.

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Bees Besieged: A History of Beekeeping

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 new book, with Ross Conrad, and others, “The Land of Milk and Honey, a History of Beekeeping in Vermont.”

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Vermont vs. Hollywood: 100 Years of Vermont in Film

Vermont has been a featured location in Hollywood movies for nearly a century. It has represented many different ideals during that time, and its portrayal reflects both Vermont’s own history as well as American history. Examining those films provides interesting and fun insights into the hold Vermont has had on imagination in the media age.

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More than a Market: A Walking Tour of Burlington’s Local Markets

Visit locations of past and present-day, immigrant-owned markets in Burlington’s Old North End to hear stories of market owners, their customers, and their communities, framed within local immigration history. Learn about their importance as sources of traditional foods, community connection, and social support.

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Ukrainians–in Fiction & in Today’s headlines: Historical Roots and Resilient Spirit

This 3-part series includes 2 literary discussions of Ukrainian fiction led by VHC scholar Suzanne Brown and one discussion led by a Russian Vermonter aiding Ukrainians.

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Book Discussion: Farms and Gardens – A Country Year

Vermonters know as well as anyone the rich metaphors inherent in farming and gardening. These authors dig deep to explore the philosophical roots, family dynamics, and personal enrichment associated with tending and growing. This event features a discussion on the book A Country Year: Living the Questions by Sue Hubbell.

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Foundations of Educational Philosophy and Literacy Development

This is a statewide training, but priority will be given to educators who live and/or work in Charlotte, Hinesburg, and Shelburne. This foundational literacy training will now be required before enrollment in subsequent Never Too Early trainings.

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PJC Author & Artist Series: Greg Guma

Join the Peace & Justice Center Thursday, August 11 from 6-7pm for a conversation with Greg Guma, author of Restless Spirits and Popular Movements: A Vermont History. This is an in-person event that will be held at Waterfront Park in Burlington across from the Echo Center.

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Vermont, 1800 and Froze to Death: The Cold Year of 1816

1816 has long been known as the year without summer. Vermonters still call it “1800 and Froze to Death,” a year of frosts every month, dark skies, and mysterious lights that caused a widespread belief that a higher power was displeased. In this talk, historian Howard Coffin includes scores of anecdotes on the dark year of failed crops, scarce food, and religious revival.