Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam Live Q&A

Join Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam for an Instagram Live Q&A! 7:00pm EST.

Ibi Zoboi is the bestselling author of "American Street", "Pride" (2019-2020 GMBA title), and the up-and-coming "Punchin the Air", co-written by Yusef Salaam (of the Exonorated Five). 

Excerpt from "Punching the Air" from Ibi Zoboi's website:

The story that I thought

was my life

didn’t start on the day

I was born 

Date: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

VIRTUAL Salamander Migration

VIRTUAL Salamander Migration: A Community Science Informational Session

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Emerge out of hibernation this spring with Audubon Vermont’s Rae Bronenkant to learn how to become a community scientist and help Vermont's amazing amphibians make it across the road on their big migration night!

Date: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Goodnight with Dolly

Goodnight with Dolly: IMAGINATION LIBRARY BEDTIME STORIES WITH DOLLY PARTON

Everyone’s favorite Book Lady is bringing children and families everywhere just what they need during a time of unrest. Goodnight with Dolly is a 10-week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly Parton reading select Imagination Library books.

Date: 
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Yuyi Morales reads "Harvesting Hope"

In celebration of Cesar Chavez Day, award-winning author/illustrator Yuyi Morales presents a live reading of "Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez," written by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by Morales. "Harvesting Hope" received a Pura Belpré Award honor in 2004. 

Visit Yuyi Morales' Facebook page for the live reading.

Date: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm

First Wednesdays Lecture: How to Love a Country

April 3, 7pm-8:45pm

Richard Blanco reads from his recent poetry collection How to Love a Country, exploring immigration, gun violence, racism, LGBTQ issues, and more, unraveling the fabric of the American narrative in accessible and emotive verses.

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Suggested Age Group: 14+

Date: 
Friday, April 3, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:45pm

First Wednesdays Lecture: The Genealogy of Happiness: From Aristotle to Positive Psychology

April 2, 7pm-8:45pm

What is happiness? Can it be measured? And what is the relationship between happiness and virtue, money, pleasure, relationships, mindfulness, and satisfaction? This program with William Edelglass will begin with an overview of different conceptions of happiness in Western philosophy, religion, and political theory. We will then turn to the numerous claims about what makes us happy based on the results of “the new science of happiness.” We will conclude by reflecting on the findings of positive psychology in the context of the history of the idea of happiness.

Date: 
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:45pm

First Wednesdays Lecture: Storytelling for Public Health

April 1, 7pm-8:45pm

Through her award-winning films The Hungry Heart, All of Me, and Coming Home, documentary filmmaker Bess O’Brien reveals stories often hidden in Vermont communities. Bess discusses how documentary storytelling can help generate empathy and positive change in Vermont.

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Suggested Age Group: 14+

Date: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:45pm

First Wednesdays Lecture: Daybreak Express: Duke Ellington’s Train-Inspired Compositions

March 31, 7pm-8:45pm

Reuben Jackson, jazz scholar and former host of VPR’s Friday Night Jazz, shares some evocative Ellington recordings and discusses Ellington’s love for trains and the role they played in his orchestra’s work in the then-segregated United States.

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Suggested Age Group: 14+

Date: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:45pm

First Wednesdays Lecture: Celebrating E.B. White

March 30, 7pm-8:45pm

From Charlotte’s Web to his exquisite essays in The New Yorker, E. B. White remains the master’s master of elegant prose, sophisticated wit, and graceful irreverence. Drawing on his stories, essays, poems, and letters, Dartmouth professor Nancy Jay Crumbine celebrates White’s versatility and enormous legacy.

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Suggested Age Group: 14+

Date: 
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:45pm

Free Writing Class with Kelly Yang

"Wanna learn from a NY Times bestselling author? Here's your chance!" Join the author of "Front Desk" and her new book, "Parachutes", Kelly Yang for an online writing class, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on Instagram Live. Join the class

For Teens

 

Date: 
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm

The Library is closed to the public through April 15.