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Norman Williams Public Library

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Woodstock, VT 05091 United States

August 2019

Sailing Towards My Father

August 24
2:00 pm
Image of Stephen Collins as Melville

Sailing Towards My Father is a one-man play written and directed by Carl A. Rossi and performed by professional actor Stephen Collins, who has portrayed a number of historical figures. The play is about Herman Melville (1819-1891), the American author best known for his whaling epic Moby-Dick. Read More »


“That the People May Live”: The Life and Legacy of Nicholas Black Elk, Holy Man of the Lakota

August 27
5:30 pm
Black Elk with his wife and family

This lecture explores the life and legacy of Nicholas Black Elk (c. 1866-1950), the Lakota holy man made famous by the book Black Elk Speaks. Author and ethnographer Damian Costello begins with Black Elk’s Great Vision and his struggle to discern his calling during the events of the Great Sioux War. Read More »


September 2019

Sorting the News From the Chaff

September 17
6:00 pm
Image of young man reading a newspaper

How can we tell good news sources from the bad ones, discern fact from assumption, and distinguish "fake news" from the real thing? And how can we effectively communicate with others when discussing or debating public issues in the news? Veteran journalist and educator Mark Timney will explore these questions. Read More »

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