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Rutland Free Library

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Rutland, VT 05701 United States

March 2021

*DIGITAL* A History of the Concept of Race

March 3
7:00 pm
Four different faces forming a single image

The first European to divide the people of the world into distinct races did so in the 17th century. This bizarre categorization developed into one of the most historically significant ideas of the modern world. Marlboro professor William Edelglass traces the intellectual history of the concept of race in the West, from its prehistory to today. (Registration required.) Read More »


April 2021

*DIGITAL* Nerds and Geeks: A New Update on an Old Idea

April 7
7:00 pm
Nerdy woman looking up at blackboard

American anti-intellectualism has a long and colorful history, but the triumph of Silicon Valley laid these prejudices to rest...or did it? Professor of psychology David Anderegg explores whether we really love nerds and geeks now. Read More »


May 2021

*DIGITAL* Compassion and Its Aftermaths

May 5
7:00 pm
Man on subway platform holding "seeking human kindness" sign

How does one develop compassion, and what should one do when feeling it? Dartmouth professor Irene Kacandes explores these questions and examines how we can take action even when our movements are severely limited, such as during the Covid-19 pandemic Read More »

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