First Wednesdays

Free Public Talks at Libraries around Vermont

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Wed 08

**POSTPONED** Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Couple in Early Vermont

April 8
7:00 pm
Brownell Library, Essex Junction
Drawing from the Sheldon Museum collections, archivist Eva Garcelon-Hart presents the story of two extraordinary women, Charity Bryant and Sylvia Drake, who were accepted in early 19th-century rural Vermont as a married couple. Read More »
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Wed 06

**POSTPONED** Edward Gorey’s Morbid Nonsense

May 6
7:00 pm
Brownell Library, Essex Junction
Critics never knew quite what to make of Edward Gorey (1925-2000), the author and illustrator whose picture books full of murder, mayhem, and discreet depravity influenced Tim Burton, Lemony Snicket, and Guillermo Del Toro. In this illustrated lecture, cultural critic Mark Dery reveals the surprisingly serious themes woven through Gorey’s whimsically sinister body of work. Read More »
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