Wednesday, June 3 at 7:00PM
First Wednesdays - The Shina-Sunni Divide in Islam
Former Iranian Ambassador to the UN Mansour Farhang examines the origin and contemporary revival of the 1300-year-long divide and explores how contemporary challenges facing states and societies in the Middle East.
Underwriter: Vermont Council on World Affairs.
Wednesday, June 10 at 7:00PM
Arts and Culture Series - Pumpkin Hill Singers
For over thirty years, tie Pumpkin Hill Singers have been singing a wide variety of music including sacred harp, contemporary, world, early, and folk. Hear them perform and discuss their work.
Wednesday, July 8 at 7:00PM
Arts and Culture Series - Suspended Worlds
Chris Hadsel will discuss her new book, Suspended Worlds, a visually brilliant celebration of historic state scenery from northern New England. Painted between 1890 and 1940, these stage curtains can be as glorious as a Hudson Valley Landscape, or as simple as a cluster of local advertisements surrounding a generic farm scene.
Wednesday, August 12 at 7:00PM
Membership Libraries in America
Athenaeum Librarian Bryn Hoffman will speak on American membership libraries, also called subscription or social libraries, and their role in contemporary library and information science. There will be a particular focus on the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum and the way in which its unique institutional model - it is both a membership library and the public library for the town of St. Johnsbury - might help offer a new perspective on the relationship between communities and their libraries in the digital age.