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Norman Williams Public Library

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10 S Park St
Woodstock, VT 05091 United States
http://normanwilliams.org/

April 2017

Kitchen Tunks and Parlor Songs

April 21, 2017
6:30 pm
Image of men playing fiddles in a circle

Mark Greenberg discusses collecting oral histories in Vermont and examines how earlier music survived in the twentieth century and how it was affected by social and technological developments. Read More »

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May 2018

Agatha Christie: Creator of Miss Jane Marple and Hercule Poirot

May 22, 2018
6:30 pm
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In this living history performance by Helene Lang, Ms. Christie tells you how a typewriter in Torguay spawned over 80 mysteries and created Miss Jane Marple and Hercule Poirot. Read More »

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July 2018

Reading Frederick Douglass 2018: Woodstock

July 4, 2018
4:00 pm
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Join us as we read together the fiery July 5, 1852 speech in which the great abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This is a participatory event. Read More »

July 2019

Reading Frederick Douglass 2019 – Woodstock

July 4, 2019
11:00 am

Join us as we read together the fiery July 5, 1852 speech in which the great abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This is a participatory event. Read More »

August 2019

Sailing Towards My Father

August 24, 2019
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 »

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

August 27, 2019
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 »

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September 2019

Sorting the News From the Chaff

September 17, 2019
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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