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

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Adult Events

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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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
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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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.

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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
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
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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