First Wednesdays

A Humanities Lecture Series, October through May

Newport First Wednesdays

Venue: Goodrich Memorial Library

202 Main Street, Newport
Library phone: (802) 334-7902
Library website
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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: Passumpsic Savings Bank Member FDIC, Stanstead College

Library Underwriters: Community National Bank

Printed Newport First Wednesdays brochure

Download the 2016-2017 Newport Schedule (PDF)

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

Wed 07

American Exceptionalism Revisited

June 7
7:00 pm
Derek Boothby, former director of the UN’s Department of Political Affairs, considers how the determination of America’s original settlers to create a society different from the 18th century European model has fared in the long term, and offers a naturalized American’s assessment of whether modern America is all that different from anywhere else. Read More »