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Sharing history, trivia, and photographs, librarian Jessamyn West reflects on her quest to visit Vermont's 183 public libraries. Come learn about Vermont's live-in libraries, the history of Vermont's bookmobiles, and why there are old shoes in one library's display case. Read More »
Writing can be a state of emotional undress, requiring ruthless self-honesty to write passionately and authentically. Author Melanie Finn—whose fictional worlds feature drug use, unhappy marriages, and child abuse—talks about the boundaries between a writer’s private life and her work. Read More »
Conspiracy theories are as old as politics. Dartmouth professor Russell Muirhead explores how “conspiracy without theory” has moved from the fringes to the heart of government within the last decade. He discusses how this new form differs from classic conspiracy theory and suggests what can be done to resist it. Read More »