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June 2020

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

June 24
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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*DIGITAL* JAG Talks with Major Jackson, Felicia Swoope, and Desmond Peeples

Jarvis Green, Major Jackson, Felicia Swoope, and Desmond Peeples

Jarvis Green, producing artistic director at JAG Productions, will lead a discussion with poet Major Jackson, choreographer Felicia Swoope, and writer Desmond Peeples about being Black culture bearers in Vermont during this time of protest and pandemic. Read More »

**CANCELLED** Kitchen Tunks and Parlor Songs

June 25
10:30 am
Image of men playing fiddles in a circle

In this presentation, Mark Greenberg discusses collecting oral histories in Vermont and examines how earlier music survived in the twentieth century and how it was affected by social and technological developments. Read More »

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*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: Crossers by Philip Caputo

June 26
4:30 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 »

**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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**CANCELLED** Book Discussion: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

June 29
5:30 pm

Part of the Family History series. The Pulitzer-winning novels in this series examine not only relationships, but also the ways difficult chapters of a family's past are revealed by the passing of time. Read More »

July 2020

Book Discussion: Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat

July 1
7:00 pm
Dover Free Library, East Dover
Image of author Jhumpa Lahiri

This series features contemporary, multicultural female voices. In novels and short stories, these foreign-born American writers celebrate the diversity of their dual heritages. Read More »

*DIGITAL* Words in the Woods with Geof Hewitt

Geof Hewitt at table

Join writer Geof Hewitt in an entertaining video shot at Elmore State Park as he recites several of his poems and leads a fast-paced writing workshop. Read More »

*DIGITAL* Tips for Making Friends as an Adult

Two young men outside house in Mexico

Ryan Kriger, author of “How to Make Friends as an Adult,” describes the approach he used to develop a group of friends after moving to Montpelier from New York City. He also shares advice for maintaining friendships, even during a pandemic. Read More »

**CANCELLED** Endangered Alphabets, Cultural Erosion, and the Future of the Written Word

July 9
1:00 pm
Image of ancient writing on parchment

What does the age of digital convergence, Facebook, and globalization mean for the future of the written word? Writer/carver/painter Tim Brookes offers remarkable and thought-provoking perspective on this question by looking at a range of forms of writing from all over the world that are in danger of extinction. Read More »

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