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1171 Main Street
St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819
United States

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Adult Events


Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Kicking Gas & Taking Charge! Duane Leffel and His Electric Vehicle Cross-Country Trip

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Would you take off on a cross country trip in an all-electric car, not knowing where you could re-charge it? Duane Leffel did. Come listen to him describe his grueling 44-day journey from Charleston, South Carolina to San Francisco with a group of other electric vehicle owners as they attempt to set four Guinness World Records.

Handicapped accessible and free to the public.

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Oct
1
4:00 PM16:00

Brit Readers of the NEK

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October’s featured book is Angel Falls by Kristin Hannah.

Questions or want more information?

Contact Kathy or Adele

Kathy Emerson: kelizemerson@gmail.com; 413-219-2518

Adele West-Fisher: awestfisher@stjathenaeum.org; 802-745-1392

Check  with  Adele for availability of books.

November’s book is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

These books are available on Athenaeum Kindles for patrons, also.

This event is free and open to the public. Handicapped accessible.

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Sep
24
5:00 PM17:00

Brit Readers of the NEK Book Club

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September’s featured book is Circe by Madeline Miller.

 Questions or want more information? Contact Kathy or Adele:

Kathy Emerson: kelizemerson@gmail.com; 413-219-2518

Adele West-Fisher: awestfisher@stjathenaeum.org; 802-745-1392

 Check  with  Adele for availability of books. October’s book is Angel Falls by Kristin Hannah.

These books are available on Athenaeum Kindles for patrons, also.
This event is free and open to the public. Handicapped accessible.

 

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Aug
20
5:00 PM17:00

Brit Readers of the NEK Book Club

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August’s featured book is The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.

 Questions or want more information?
Contact Kathy or Adele

Kathy Emerson: kelizemerson@gmail.com; 413-219-2518

Adele West-Fisher: awestfisher@stjathenaeum.org; 802-745-1392

 Check  with  Adele for availability of books.
September’s book is Circe by Madeline Miller.

This event is free and open to the public. Handicapped accessible.

 

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Aug
19
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation and Teachings: Dharmata Foundation Presents an Event with Anam Thubten

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There are three important aspects of meditation: mindful attention, open awareness and loving kindness. By practicing these we can let go of negative mental patterns and expand our heart and mind, bringing about joy, peace and inner freedom. Anam Thubten will teach and guide participants in developing these three aspects of meditation and share Buddhist wisdom on working with our thoughts and emotions.

Suggested donation is $15, to support the Dharmata Foundation, NOT the Athenaeum.

To register, contact Anne McLellan at annemclellan1@gmail.com or call 508-904-0332.

For more infomation go to www.dharmata.org.

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Aug
6
7:00 PM19:00

Honoring Peter and Elka Schumann

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Join friends at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum on Tuesday, August 6 at 7:00 PM to honor Elka and Peter Schumann of Bread and Puppet Theater.

 Professor John Bell, Director of the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry and long-time Bread and Puppet performer, will speak on the importance of Bread and Puppet Theater in the history of puppetry and pageant.  Elka and Peter will be presented with keys to the Athenaeum, and a short performance will follow.  A festive gathering with beer, wine, and bread and aioli will conclude the event.

 Peter Schumann describes their work this way:  "We are the Bread & Puppet Theater because we offer good old sourdough rye bread together with a great variety of puppetshows, some good, some not so good, but all for the good and against the bad. The art of puppetry helps women, men and children alike to overcome the established order and the obsessive submission to its politics and consequent brutalities."

 

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Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Meeting Your Mind & Beyond: The Benefits of Applying Mindfulness

Carol S. Hyman and Reeve Lindbergh

Carol S. Hyman and Reeve Lindbergh

Human beings have a tendency to believe everything we think. Because of this habit, we experience the world through a filter of conditioned tendencies, preconceptions, and attitudes that we mistake for reality. In order to see more clearly, we need to train our minds. Mindfulness practice is a tool with which we learn to direct our attention, giving us a fresh perspective on our inner world.

This seminar will include basic mindfulness practice instruction at each session. Beginners are welcome at any time.

April 24: Three Reasons to Meet Your Mind

May 22: Making Fear Your Ally

June 26: The Gift of Challenging Relationships

July 24: Communication—The  Key to Creating Community

This seminar is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Appropriate for both beginning and experienced meditators. For more information: appliedmindfulnesstraining.org.

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Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Community Conversations: 20th Century Development & Progress (St. Johnsbury)

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Join fellow Vermonters in your community to learn about how the state has handled questions of development and progress in the past, and how we might use those lessons to discuss a path forward to the future. The programs will open with Northern Vermont University professor Paul Searls , who will review themes and events featured in his newly-published book Repeopling Vermont: The Paradox of Development in the Twentieth Century.

Following Searls’s presentation, attendees will be invited to share their own perspectives on their communities.

 For more information on the project, including how you can host your own community conversation, click here.                                                                  
A joint project of VHS and the Vermont Department of Libraries. Support provided by the Vermont Humanities Council and Northern Vermont University. 

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Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Book Reading and Talk: Charles Fergus

Photo by Elise Skalwold

Photo by Elise Skalwold

Charles Fergus is a local author whose historical mystery A Stranger Here Below (Skyhorse Publishing, NY) is set in 1830s America. Its title is drawn from a shape-note hymn, a distinctive form of American music popular in the early nineteenth century. Fergus will read from the novel and explain why he set his story in central Pennsylvania’s ironmaking region during the Presidency of Andrew Jackson.

 Fergus believes that good mysteries should deal with important issues and timeless truths, and his talk will also explore the question: “Can mystery fiction be thoughtful, literary, and profound?”

 Copies of A Stranger Here Below  will be for sale by Boxcar & Caboose. Free and open to the public. Handicapped Accessible.

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Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

Meeting Your Mind & Beyond: The Benefits of Applying Mindfulness

Carol S. Hyman and Reeve Lindbergh

Carol S. Hyman and Reeve Lindbergh

Human beings have a tendency to believe everything we think. Because of this habit, we experience the world through a filter of conditioned tendencies, preconceptions, and attitudes that we mistake for reality. In order to see more clearly, we need to train our minds. Mindfulness practice is a tool with which we learn to direct our attention, giving us a fresh perspective on our inner world.

This seminar will include basic mindfulness practice instruction at each session. Beginners are welcome at any time.

April 24: Three Reasons to Meet Your Mind

May 22: Making Fear Your Ally

June 26: The Gift of Challenging Relationships

July 24: Communication—The  Key to Creating Community

This seminar is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Appropriate for both beginning and experienced meditators. For more information: appliedmindfulnesstraining.org.

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Jun
25
5:00 PM17:00

Brit Readers of the NEK: New Book Club

Book for June 25: Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

Book for June 25: Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

Join our new book club! We’ll meet one Tuesday per month. June 25’s book is Robert Galbraith’s Cuckoo’s Calling. The next two meetings will be July 30 and August 20.

If you’re interested in joining contact Kathy or Adele:

Kathy Emerson         413-219-2518          kelizemerson@gmail.com   

Adele West-Fisher   802-745-1392         awestfisher@stjathenaeum.org

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Jun
12
3:00 PM15:00

The Cooking Circle

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June Meeting Topic: Food Science

A discussion on the influence of science on modern cooking trends and techniques and how to problem solve in the kitchen using food science! Cooks and non-cooks welcome! Bring your cooking ideas  to share, too.

 

 

 

 

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Jun
12
10:00 AM10:00

Information Sessions for 2020 Census

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Virginia Platt is in the Athenaeum Wednesdays from 10 am to noon to help you with your application and answer your questions about working with the Census! Wages range between $16.50 - $18.00/hr. Jobs have flexible hours and can be part-time or full-time. You will be hired to work in your own area. Immerse yourself in full-time work or add some supplemental income. Ages 17 years old and up is acceptable.

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May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Meeting Your Mind & Beyond: The Benefits of Applying Mindfulness

Carol S. Hyman and Reeve Lindbergh

Carol S. Hyman and Reeve Lindbergh

Human beings have a tendency to believe everything we think. Because of this habit, we experience the world through a filter of conditioned tendencies, preconceptions, and attitudes that we mistake for reality. In order to see more clearly, we need to train our minds. Mindfulness practice is a tool with which we learn to direct our attention, giving us a fresh perspective on our inner world.

This seminar will include basic mindfulness practice instruction at each session. Beginners are welcome at any time.

April 24: Three Reasons to Meet Your Mind

May 22: Making Fear Your Ally

June 26: The Gift of Challenging Relationships

July 24: Communication—The  Key to Creating Community

This seminar is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Appropriate for both beginning and experienced meditators. For more information: appliedmindfulnesstraining.org.

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May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Hot Topics in Young Adult Literature

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Join us for a lively panel discussion as four local authors discuss Hot Topics in Young Adult Literature. Panelists include Beth Kanell, Don Bredes, C. A. Morgan (Cynthia Dekett), and David Stahler, moderated by Kim Crady-Smith from Green Mountain Books. This event is free to the public and handicapped accessible. For more information, contact Adele West-Fisher, Coordinator of Library Services at awestfisher@stjathenaeum.org or 802-748-8291.

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May
2
7:00 PM19:00

1st Wednesdays: Bierstadt’s “Domes of Yosemite,” and the Creation of an American Icon

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Yosemite was more than the first federally protected American landscape; it was an emblem of freedom in the years surrounding the Civil War. Eleanor Jones Harvey, senior curator at Smithsonian American Art Museum, discusses the story behind Bierstadt’s monumental painting, weaving together several historical threads to deepen our appreciation of Yosemite as part of our national identity. 

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May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Mary Dingee Fillmore: How a Handful of Dutch People Resisted the Nazis

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An Address in Amsterdam follows a Jewish family and the resistance movement in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation. A limited number of free copies will be available in April at the Athenaeum and will be available for purchase at the event. A reception will follow.

Holocaust Remembrance Day this year is Thursday, May 2.

Event sponsored by Beth El Synagogue and the Ben and Rosalie Harris Community Fund.

Visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum HERE.

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Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Death Cafe

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Join us for this casual, engaging, and life-affirming conversation about death and dying. Held worldwide, but brought locally, this free informal small-table discussion about death has no agenda. It does have plenty of cake though! For more info, contact Abby Pollender, Interfaith Chaplain at NVRH, at 802-748-7473.

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Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Meeting Your Mind & Beyond: The Benefits of Applying Mindfulness

Carol S. Hyman and Reeve Lindbergh

Carol S. Hyman and Reeve Lindbergh

Human beings have a tendency to believe everything we think. Because of this habit, we experience the world through a filter of conditioned tendencies, preconceptions, and attitudes that we mistake for reality. In order to see more clearly, we need to train our minds. Mindfulness practice is a tool with which we learn to direct our attention, giving us a fresh perspective on our inner world.

This seminar will include basic mindfulness practice instruction at each session. Beginners are welcome at any time.

April 24: Three Reasons to Meet Your Mind

May 22: Making Fear Your Ally

June 26: The Gift of Challenging Relationships

July 24: Communication—The  Key to Creating Community

This seminar is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Appropriate for both beginning and experienced meditators. For more information: appliedmindfulnesstraining.org.

View Event →
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Meeting Your Mind & Beyond: The Benefits of Applying Mindfulness

Carol S. Hyman and Reeve Lindbergh

Carol S. Hyman and Reeve Lindbergh

Human beings have a tendency to believe everything we think. Because of this habit, we experience the world through a filter of conditioned tendencies, preconceptions, and attitudes that we mistake for reality. In order to see more clearly, we need to train our minds. Mindfulness practice is a tool with which we learn to direct our attention, giving us a fresh perspective on our inner world.

This seminar will include basic mindfulness practice instruction at each session. Beginners are welcome at any time.

April 24: Three Reasons to Meet Your Mind

May 22: Making Fear Your Ally

June 26: The Gift of Challenging Relationships

July 24: Communication—The  Key to Creating Community

This seminar is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Appropriate for both beginning and experienced meditators. For more information: appliedmindfulnesstraining.org.

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