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

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Adult Events

Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

What’s in a Picture Frame?

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Picture  frames—we see them in museums and galleries, but do we really pay attention to them?  Learn about the significance of picture frames and their history, styles materials and how they related (or don’t) to the art they surround.

Hugh Glover was the frame conservator at Williamstown Art Conservation Center for over 30 years where he conserved, made, evaluated, and studied picture frames for over 30 years. Free and handicapped accessible.

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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.

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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.

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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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May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Talk and Book Signing: Mary Dingee Fillmore

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

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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
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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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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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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Apr
17
4:00 PM16:00

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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Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Milarepa Center? Who, What, When, Where, Etc.

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Have you ever wondered about that place off of Route 5 in Barnet with the really steep driveway and all the colorful flags? And what about that monument thing on the hill that overlooks the Interstate? Are they part of the other Buddhist place in Barnet? Come learn all about Milarepa Center; who we are, what we do, why we do it, and more! Join Milarepa Center director Dawn Holtz for a discussion about these questions and more! Bring your own questions and your curiosity! Hope to see you there!

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Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

BYOB: Bring Your Own Book Discussion

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Celebrate Women’s History Month. Borrow and read Remarkable Minds: 17 more pioneering women in science & medicine OR a book of your choice about women in science (even picture books count). Join us for lively discussion about these inspirational women.  All ages welcome. Bring your own brown bag dinner or snacks. Drinks will be provided.

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Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening of Open-Mic Poetry Readings

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Don’t let Poem Town in April sneak up on you! The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum and Bill Biddle will offer two winter evenings of open-mic readings for poets and poetry. You don’t have to be a poet to come to this event.  Want to hear what other folks are writing, or support a poet-friend?  Then come.  Are you gearing up to submit poems for April Poem Town broadside publication around town?  Come test response to what you’re working on. These open-mic poetry readings will enliven and motivate you, entertain you, refresh friendships, shoot some spring-like warmth into your hibernation cave. Free and handicapped accessible.

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Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Data Privacy

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"I don't do anything wrong, why should I worry about data privacy?" The false equivalency of privacy and doing something bad is heard less and less as years pass in the Information Age.

Please join us at the St Johnsbury Athenaeum on Thursday March 7th at 6pm, to hear from Community Tech Support staff Andrew Hatfield about easy steps you can take and tools you can use to improve your data privacy. A brief Q&A session will be held afterwards.

Andrew is available during Tech Support sessions every Thursday from 5-7pm at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum.

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Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Data Privacy

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"I don't do anything wrong, why should I worry about data privacy?" The false equivalency of privacy and doing something bad is heard less and less as years pass in the Information Age.
 
Please join us at the St Johnsbury Athenaeum on Thursday March 7th at 6pm, to hear from Community Tech Support staff Andrew Hatfield about easy steps you can take and tools you can use to improve your data privacy. A brief Q&A session will be held afterwards.

Andrew is available during Tech Support sessions every Thursday from 5-7 pm at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum.

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Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Two Evenings of Open-Mic Poetry Readings

Poetry Reading.jpg

Don’t let Poem Town in April sneak up on you! The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum and Bill Biddle will offer two winter evenings of open-mic readings for poets and poetry. You don’t have to be a poet to come to this event.  Want to hear what other folks are writing, or support a poet-friend?  Then come.  Are you gearing up to submit poems for April Poem Town broadside publication around town?  Come test response to what you’re working on. These open-mic poetry readings will enliven and motivate you, entertain you, refresh friendships, shoot some spring-like warmth into your hibernation cave. Free and handicapped accessible.

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Feb
9
1:00 PM13:00

A Special Saint Valentines Reading

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In honor of St. Valentine, the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum will host Northeast Storytellers, poetry/prose group, on Saturday, February 9, 1-2:30pm. Welcome to a free public event where members of NE Storytellers and guests will read their love-themed poems and stories. A prize will be awarded for the best reading and Refreshments follow the event! To participate, email: brookequillen@yahoo.com.

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Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

1st Wednesdays: The News about the News

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In today’s political and cultural atmosphere, it is vital the public stays informed and the press does its job. Journalists Cindy Skrzycki and Pulitzer Prize winner David Shribman examine the current media landscape, distinguishing between fake and real news, amateur and professional, slanted and objective.

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Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Trivia Night!

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Do you know a lot of useless facts? Think you’ve got what it takes?

Join us for a Brain Brawling Trivia Night. Bring your own quick-witted team OR we can help you create a Brainiac Squad Brain-Brawling Trivia Night team. For Teens and adults!

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Jan
12
6:30 PM18:30

Coming Home: A documentary film by Bess O'Brien

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Coming Home is a documentary film focused on five people returning back to their Vermont communities from prison. The film focuses on the innovative COSA program (Circle of Support and Accountability) that helps reintegrate folks back into their daily lives. The COSA program is run through Vermont's Community Justice Centers and is part of the restorative justice model.

 Coming Home is a film that takes an intimate and powerful look at this COSA process, the struggles and challenges of folks coming out of prison and the successes of the restorative justice model.

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Dec
12
3:00 PM15:00

The Cooking Circle

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Do you like food? Do you like talking about food? Then this group is for you. Alex McGregor, a local chef, will lead us in a discussion of all things food: ingredients and cooking techniques; stories of food from distant lands; and even gardening and raising animals. We plan on having monthly meetings.

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