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 05

The Genocide and the Love Story: Fiction as Activism

April 5
7:00 pm
This April marks the 102nd anniversary of the start of the Armenian Genocide. Chris Bohjalian—Vermonter, New York Times bestselling novelist, and descendant of survivors of the Genocide—shares in words and photographs the role that history plays in his work. Read More »
Wed 07

American Exceptionalism Revisited (Rescheduled from May)

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 »