First Wednesdays

A Humanities Lecture Series, October through May

Rutland First Wednesdays

Venue: Rutland Free Library

10 Court Street Library, Rutland
Library phone: (802) 773-1860
Library website
Directions to the library


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: Healthy Living Fund of the American Endowment Foundation, Jim and Anita Alic, The Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility
Merchants Bank, Vermont Council on World Affairs

Library Underwriters: Friends of the Rutland Free Library

Printed Rutland First Wednesdays brochure

Download the 2016-2017 Rutland Schedule (PDF)

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

Wed 03

What the Buddhists Teach: Finding Clarity in Everyday Life

May 3
7:00 pm
How do we develop mindfulness and a compassionate optimism about a highly imperfect world? Author Dr. Polly Young-Eisendrath discusses the Buddhist model for remaining fully engaged in the ups and downs of everyday life. Read More »