Vermont Humanities

Brattleboro Snapshot

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First Wednesdays

Venue: Brooks Memorial Library

224 Main Street, Brattleboro
Library phone: (802) 254-5290
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Brattleboro Snapshot Talks

Hybrid Event

The Joy of Lex with the Co-Host of “A Way with Words”

Revel in surprising word histories, regional dialects, ancient linguistic roots, and modern slang with Martha Barnette, co-host of public radio’s popular “A Way with Words.” Barnette, a writer in love with so-called dead languages, co-hosts the radio show which The New Yorker called “Car Talk for Lexiphiles” with Grant Barrett, a linguist and lexicographer.

Hybrid Event

Classic Films of the 1950s

The 1950s were a fascinating time for Hollywood films. Silent era film directors were in their prime, and independent films were gaining a foothold. Exciting new stars such as Marlon Brando and Audrey Hepburn were making their mark while vital issues of the time such as juvenile delinquency, conformity, and racial attitudes were addressed, however timidly, while the shadow of the Hollywood blacklist loomed. Rick Winston will show clips from several films of various genres from that era and discuss their significance.

Statewide Underwriters: The Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries

Series Underwriter: Chroma Technology Corp.

Program Underwriters: Anne Commire Fund for Women in the Humanities; Peter Gilbert Endowment Fund

Library Sponsors: Friends of the Brooks Memorial Library




Vermont Humanities*** August 4, 2023