First Wednesdays

Free Public Talks at Libraries around Vermont

St. Johnsbury First Wednesdays

Venue: St. Johnsbury Athenaeum

1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury
Library phone: (802) 748-8291
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Statewide Underwriters: The Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries.

Series Underwriter: St. Johnsbury Academy

Program Underwriters: Passumpsic Savings Bank-Member FDIC, Peter Gilbert Endowment Fund, Middlebury College and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, University of Vermont Humanities Center

Library Sponsors: Adler and McCabe, plc; Friends of the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum

Printed St. Johnsbury First Wednesdays brochure

Download the 2019-2020 St. Johnsbury Schedule (PDF)

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

Wed 15

**DIGITAL ONLY** “We Are All Fast Food Workers Now”

April 15
7:00 pm
On Facebook and the Portable Humanist podcast series: labor historian Annelise Orleck provides a close look at globalization and its costs, from the perspective of low-wage workers themselves—berry pickers, fast food servers, garment workers, cashiers, hotel housekeepers, home health care aides, and even adjunct professors—who are fighting for respect, safety, and a living wage. Read More »
Wed 06

**POSTPONED** The Making of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

May 6
7:00 pm
Middlebury professor Tim Spears looks at the 1941 publication of "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men." Depicting the lives of southern sharecroppers, writer James Agee and photographer Walker Evans resisted journalistic conventions to produce a book that raises important questions about the nature of documentary work and art. Read More »