First Wednesdays

A Humanities Lecture Series, October through May

Norwich First Wednesdays

Host: Norwich Public Library and Norwich Historical Society

Library phone: (802) 649-1184
Library website

Venue: Norwich Congregational Church

15 Church Street, Norwich
Venue website
Directions to the venue


Statewide Underwriters: The Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation, the Windham Foundation, and the Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries.

Program Co-sponsors and Underwriters: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in partnership with Pulitzer PrizesCrossroads Academy, Dartmouth College Department of HistoryThe Norwich Bookstore, Otto & Associates, Stave Puzzles

Library Sponsors: Boatwright Foundation, Friends of the Norwich Public Library, The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, Mascoma Savings Bank
, Norwich Square Properties, Norwich Historical Society, Jane W. Stetson and E. William Stetson III

Printed Norwich First Wednesdays brochure

Download the 2018-2019 Norwich Schedule (PDF)

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

Wed 01

Prosecutors and the Battle to End Mass Incarceration

May 1
7:00 pm
Over the last 40 years, prosecutors have driven the country toward mass incarceration and a crisis of justice shot through with unfairness and racial discrimination. New York Times writer and Yale Law School lecturer Emily Bazelon considers the current movement to elect a new breed of prosecutor. Read More »
Wed 05

*RESCHEDULED* Van Gogh’s Influence on Art, and Art’s Influence on Him

June 5
7:00 pm
Art historian Carol Berry considers the experiences, painters, and authors that influenced Van Gogh’s work, and looks at his influence on twentieth-century artists. Read More »