First Wednesdays

A Humanities Lecture Series, October through May

Manchester First Wednesdays

Host: Manchester Community Library

Library phone: (802) 362-2607
Library website

Venue: First Congregational Church of Manchester

3624 Main Street, Manchester
Venue website
Directions to the venue

Printed Manchester First Wednesdays brochure

Download the 2016-2017 Manchester Schedule (PDF)

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

Wed 04

Reading for the Life of the World

January 4, 2017
7:00 pm
Vermonter Katherine Paterson, award-winning author of Bridge to Terabithia and The Great Gilly Hopkins, considers the importance and many benefits of reading. Read More »
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Wed 01

All About Eve

February 1, 2017
7:00 pm
Dartmouth professor of religion Susan Ackerman considers both traditional and contemporary interpretations of the Adam and Eve story and how recent scholarship on women and the Bible pushes us to rethink our common assumptions about Eve. Read More »
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Wed 01

The Impressionists: Painters of Modern Life

March 1, 2017
7:00 pm
Middlebury professor Kirsten Hoving examines how Impressionists focused in their paintings of contemporary life on cutting-edge modern subjects, imbuing them with controversial, even shocking, meanings. Read More »
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Wed 05

Churchill and Roosevelt: The Personal Element in Their Partnership

April 5, 2017
7:00 pm
University of Vermont History Professor Emeritus Mark A. Stoler examines the important personal relationship between Britain’s Prime Minister and America’s President during their World War II alliance. Read More »
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Wed 03

The Civil War, Race and Reunion

May 3, 2017
7:00 pm
Yale professor David Blight discusses America’s collective memory of the Civil War and the perilous path of remembering and forgetting. Read More »
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