Vermont Humanities

Music from the Land! Farmer Open Mic Night

Sweet Rowen Farm Barn 1056 Barton Rd, Albany, VT, United States

Music has the tradition of bringing community together, especially in the rural regions of the country. Join us for food and music by and for farmers, farmworkers, and their communities.

Melodic Wanderlust: Duke Ellington’s Far East Suite

Goodrich Memorial Library 202 Main St, Newport, VT, United States

Originally titled “Impressions Of The Far East,” this Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn suite was inspired by the Ellington Orchestra’s State Department-sponsored tour of the Far and Middle East in the fall of 1963. Reuben Jackson explores this extended work, which is imaginative and swinging, radical yet accessible.

New England Uncovered

Dailey Memorial Library 101 Junior High Drive, Derby, VT, United States

What lies hidden beneath the popular images of New England with its white spires and Yankee frugality? More than meets the eye!

Featured novel: Michael White, A Brother’s Blood

New England Uncovered

Dailey Memorial Library 101 Junior High Drive, Derby, VT, United States

What lies hidden beneath the popular images of New England with its white spires and Yankee frugality? More than meets the eye! Featured novel: I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away by Bill Bryson

Canceled CANCELLED: Dancing in the Street: Carols and Songs of the Holiday Season

Goodrich Memorial Library 202 Main St, Newport, VT, United States

Sometime in November each year, holiday music -- mostly Christmas carols, but others as well -- begins to saturate the soundscape of North America. Every song has a story; what's the story of this music? Why does it have such a cultural hold? Is it a kind of folk tradition? How is it related to dance and drama? This presentation will include singing and will offer lore about the origins of these songs, their practice, and the resonance they have in our lives.

A Hard Look at America: All the President’s Men

Dailey Memorial Library 101 Junior High Drive, Derby, VT, United States

Established by a newspaper publisher and coinciding with the founding of a journalism school at Columbia University, the Pulitzer Prizes have continually recognized excellence in journalism. The books in this series, comprised of Pulitzer-winning reporting and research, dig deep, revealing facts and stories that continue to be relevant years after they were brought to the surface. Chosen book: Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, All the President’s Men.

A Hard Look at America: Summer for the Gods

Dailey Memorial Library 101 Junior High Drive, Derby, VT, United States

Established by a newspaper publisher and coinciding with the founding of a journalism school at Columbia University, the Pulitzer Prizes have continually recognized excellence in journalism. The books in this series, comprised of Pulitzer-winning reporting and research, dig deep, revealing facts and stories that continue to be relevant years after they were brought to the surface. Chosen book: Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion by Edward J. Larson.

A Hard Look at America: The Armies of the Night

Dailey Memorial Library 101 Junior High Drive, Derby, VT, United States

Established by a newspaper publisher and coinciding with the founding of a journalism school at Columbia University, the Pulitzer Prizes have continually recognized excellence in journalism. The books in this series, comprised of Pulitzer-winning reporting and research, dig deep, revealing facts and stories that continue to be relevant years after they were brought to the surface. Chosen book: Norman Mailer, The Armies of the Night.

Reproductive Rights and Justice in the 1970’s and Today

Goodrich Memorial Library 202 Main St, Newport, VT, United States

UVM History professor Felicia Kornbluh discusses the campaigns to decriminalize abortion and to control sterilization abuse in the years before and after Roe v. Wade. She uses this history as a launching point to explore strategies that might be effective in restoring reproductive rights today.

A Hard Look at America: Five Days at Memorial – Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

Dailey Memorial Library 101 Junior High Drive, Derby, VT, United States

Established by a newspaper publisher and coinciding with the founding of a journalism school at Columbia University, the Pulitzer Prizes have continually recognized excellence in journalism. The books in this series, comprised of Pulitzer-winning reporting and research, dig deep, revealing facts and stories that continue to be relevant years after they were brought to the surface. Chosen book: Sheri Fink: Five Days at Memorial.