First Wednesdays

A Humanities Lecture Series, October through May

Essex Junction First Wednesdays

Venue: Brownell Library

6 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction
Library phone: (802) 878-6955
Library website
Directions to the library


First Wednesdays is supported in part by the National Life Group Foundation and the Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries.

Program Underwriters: Bern and Peter Collins, Downs Rachlin Martin PLLCHusky Injection Molding Systems Inc.
, Lisa Schamberg and Pat Robins, University of Vermont, Vermont Council on World Affairs

Library Underwriters: Brownell Library FoundationThe Essex Agency, Inc.Kolvoord, Overton & WilsonRETN

Printed Essex Junction First Wednesdays brochure

Download the 2016-2017 Essex Junction Schedule (PDF)

All First Wednesdays events are free and open to the public!

Wed 01

Conversations That Change How We Live and Die

March 1
7:00 pm
Brownell Library, Essex Junction
Dartmouth professor and memoirist Irene Kacandes draws our attention to passages from great literature and nonfiction that can help launch or deepen conversations about living and dying. Read More »
Wed 12

Building for a Gilded Age

April 12
7:00 pm
Brownell Library, Essex Junction
Middlebury College architecture professor Glenn Andres explores how the U.S. asserted itself architecturally on the world stage around the turn of the twentieth century, a time of bold experiments, proud philanthropy, and a desire to rival the Old World in splendor. Read More »
Wed 03

Video Games: Changing Stories and Changing Behaviors

May 3
7:00 pm
Brownell Library, Essex Junction
Ann DeMarle, director of Champlain College’s Emergent Media Center, explores digital gaming, how designers and players both participate in the storytelling process, and ways some game creators seek to effect social change through gaming. Read More »