First Wednesdays

A Humanities Lecture Series, October through May

Montpelier First Wednesdays

Venue: Kellogg-Hubbard Library

135 Main Street, Montpelier
Library phone: (802) 223-3338
Library website
Directions to the library

Printed Montpelier First Wednesdays brochure

Download the 2016-2017 Montpelier Schedule (PDF)

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

Wed 01

The United States and NATO: Lead or Leave?

March 1
7:00 pm
During the 2016 presidential campaign, some questioned traditional US policy by calling NATO obsolete. Stan Sloan, Visiting Scholar at Middlebury College and author of Defense of the West, considers the costs and benefits of America’s leadership of NATO and discusses options for U.S. relations with its European allies. Read More »
Wed 05

Forty Years of Poetry

April 5
7:00 pm
Author and Middlebury professor Jay Parini reads from his recently published New and Collected Poems, 1975-2015 and discusses why poetry matters in a world of prose. Read More »
Wed 03

The Meaning of Faith in Christian and Jewish Thought

May 3
7:00 pm
Ronald B. Sobel, Senior Rabbi Emeritus of the world’s largest Jewish house of worship, examines the similarities and differences in the idea and reality of faith as understood and lived in both religions. Read More »