Vermont Humanities: The Salt of the Earth: The Rhetoric of White Supremacy

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In 2014 in Grand Saline, Texas, a 79-year-old white Methodist minister named Charles Moore set himself on fire as a final protest against the community’s racism. Drawing from his documentary film Man on Fire, Middlebury professor James Sanchez discusses the rhetoric of white supremacy and suggests ways communities might address bigotry.

Date: 
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Flynn Chats with Steve MacQueen - TBD

In this series of online discussions, Flynn Artistic Director Steve MaQueen talks with artists from multiple disciplines about their work and their experiences in Vermont.

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Watch for more chats each Thursday at 7:30 pm!

 

Date: 
Repeats every week every Thursday until Fri Jun 19 2020.
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Flynn Chats with Steve MacQueen - Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR)

In the first of a two-part chat, Flynn Artistic Director Steve MaQueen talks with violinist-composer-educator-entrepreneur-activist, Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) about his time
in Vermont and his experience as artist-in-residence at the Flynn, the VSO, and UVM's Lane Series.

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Watch for more chats each Thursday at 7:30 pm!

Date: 
Repeats every week every Thursday until Fri May 15 2020.
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

3 Keys to Navigating Uncertain Times: How To Bring Back Ease & Purpose in Your Life

Special, free online workshop with transformational life coach, Nate Reit. Offering tools to help ease stress, restlessness and insecurity, and bring in an empowering mindset to stay calm, confident, focused, and be your most resilient self during these turbulent times.

Date: 
Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Edward Gorey’s Morbid Nonsense from Vermont Humanities Council

Biographer Mark Dery discusses Edward Gorey, the author and illustrator whose picture books full of murder, mayhem, and discreet depravity influenced Tim Burton, Lemony Snicket, and Guillermo Del Toro. Dery reveals the surprisingly serious themes woven through Gorey’s whimsically sinister work.  Presented by the Vermont Humanities Council.

VHC will post the video of Dery‘s talk by 7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 29.

Date: 
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Shelter In Poems from Academy of American Poets

In this unprecedented time, as more and more of us are turning to poetry, the Academy of American Poets launched Shelter in Poems, an initiative that invites poets and poetry lovers to share poems on social media that give them comfort or courage.

Shelter in Poems: A Virtual Reading extends this idea with a special offering of poems read by poets laureate, actors, musicians, artists, and more.

Date: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Vermont Humanities Council presents: David Macaulay: “Crossing On Time”

David Macaulay is the award-winning author and illustrator of Castle, Cathedral, and The Way We Work. In Crossing On Time he illuminates the rich and storied history that culminated in the building of the fastest, most advanced, and last of the great steamships: SS United States. It also tells of a personal journey: the famed vessel was the very one on which the author emigrated to America as a ten-year-old.

Date: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Light It Up Story Hour (The Moth: Burlington)

We are excited to announce that our first Light it Up Vermont show will happen on April 21st @ 7pm.

Our line up for this first show includes:

Dennis Akey, Kerri Macon, Cindy Pierce, Colin Ryan, Sage Tyrtle, and Tammy Lee Wood.

Host: Autumn Engroff Spencer

Space for this FREE show is limited so click the link below, register for a spot and join us to watch some of your favorite stories and participate in a live Q &A with the storytellers!

Date: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

A New Museum for Princeton: A Visit with Sir David Adjaye

Friends Annual Mary Pitcairn Keating Lecture: A New Museum for Princeton: A Visit with Sir David Adjaye

In the fall of 2018, Sir David Adjaye and his team at Adjaye Associates, in association with Cooper Robertson, was selected to design a fundamentally new art museum for the Princeton campus. Doing so in the heart of the historic campus provokes exceptionally complex considerations concerning aesthetics, functionality, relationships, and how the design of the new building will express the Art Museum’s purposes and ambitions.  

Date: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

The Library is closed to the public until we are able to reopen.