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Norwich Public Library

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Norwich, VT 05055 United States
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Live Event

The Divine Comedy

Dante ALighieri’s poetic materpeice The Divine Comedy is a moving and imaginative tale exploring the human soul in the after-life. The book will be read and discussed in 3 sections.

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Live Event

Must Free Speech Endure Hate Speech?

The First Amendment prevents Congress from passing any laws that abridge the freedom of speech. But what does that actually mean? Professor Meg Mott considers the history of speech laws in the United States, how states and municipalities have tried to curb offensive speech, and how the Supreme Court has ruled on those efforts.

Image of demons flyingout of a hole in the ground in front of a blue background with various figures rising above the pit
Live Event

The Divine Comedy

Dante ALighieri’s poetic materpeice The Divine Comedy is a moving and imaginative tale exploring the human soul in the after-life. The book will be read and discussed in 3 sections.

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Digital Event

Adapting Traditional Stories into Mainstream Literature

Indigenous people have shared stories to pass down knowledge, ways of living, traditions, and ceremonies for thousands of years. Author David A. Robertson examines his middle grade fiction fantasy novels, The Misewa Saga, and discusses what role traditional stories played in the development of the series. He explains how he honored the richness, intent, and themes of those original stories. 

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Live Event

Essential Work in the Food System: Imagining a Better Future

Consumers are increasingly concerned with what goes into their food and demand a healthier and more ecologically sustainable food system. However, labor is rarely part of the so-called sustainable food discussion. Dr. Mares shares her ongoing research on food and farmworkers, focusing both on local labor concerns in the dairy industry and national conversations about essential work.