Vermont Humanities

The Genealogy of Happiness: From Aristotle to Positive Psychology

Stowe Free Library 90 Pond St, Stowe, VT, United States

This program with William Edelglass will begin with an overview of different conceptions of happiness in Western philosophy, religion, and political theory, as well as discuss "the new science of happiness."

What is Art?

Stowe Free Library 90 Pond St, Stowe, VT, United States

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I could do that!” when looking at a work of abstract art in a museum or gallery? Champlain College Professor David Mills explores ways of encountering art as more than just subjective preference. This highly visual presentation provides new ways to interact with what we find in museums and galleries.

From Homebrew to the House of Fermentology

Stowe Free Library 90 Pond St, Stowe, VT, United States

Bill Mares began making his own beer 45 years ago, when home brewing was illegal and there were no microbreweries in America. In this presentation, he offers a short history of beer itself and discusses Vermont’s small but significant contribution to the American beer revolution.

War & Peace – 2 of 4

Stowe Free Library 90 Pond St, Stowe, VT, United States

Join Stowe Library to read and discuss Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace. The novel chronicles the French invasion of Russia and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society through the stories of five Russian aristocratic families. 

War & Peace – 3 of 4

Stowe Free Library 90 Pond St, Stowe, VT, United States

Join Stowe Library to read and discuss Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace. The novel chronicles the French invasion of Russia and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society through the stories of five Russian aristocratic families. 

War & Peace – 4 of 5

Stowe Free Library 90 Pond St, Stowe, VT, United States

Join Stowe Library to read and discuss Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace. The novel chronicles the French invasion of Russia and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society through the stories of five Russian aristocratic families. 

War & Peace – 5 of 5

Stowe Free Library 90 Pond St, Stowe, VT, United States

Join Stowe Library to read and discuss Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace. The novel chronicles the French invasion of Russia and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society through the stories of five Russian aristocratic families.