Vermont Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul Reiber and Vermont Bar Association President Gary Franklin, joined by Caledonia Unit Presiding Judge Robert Bent and Caledonia County Bar Association President Laura Wilson, Esq., invite you to the Caledonia County Stop on the Vermont Bench and Bar Listening Tour On Monday, October 22 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum 1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury Light Refreshments will be Served Come share your impressions of, and suggestions for, the Vermont state courts and the legal system. The Bench & Bar Listening Tour is part of the Vermont Judiciary’s and Vermont Bar Association’s continual goal to serve the public well.
Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson is the Vermont Reads 2018 book. Come join in a lively discussion of the book in an informal setting. Adults and youth are invited to participate. Books are available for checkout at the front circulation desk.
Pizza dinner and beverages provided. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-745-1392 to indicate your interest in attending.
On Saturday, August 11 Lee Stetson will perform two shows, at 4 and 7 pm. Each show is limited to 50 people. Tickets are free, but you must register in advance. Register HERE (Where is asks "What kind of donation are you making?", Click on "Events"), or contact Scott Davis at email@example.com or 802-745-1393. First come, first served, so register early!
Lee Stetson's performances have brought the inspiration, humor, and conservation message of John Muir to many thousands of people.
Since 1983, Lee Stetson has presenting dramatic live enactments of John Muir in Yosemite National Park. During the winter months, Lee Stetson performs live as John Muir on tour throughout the United States and the world. He is often asked to provide Muir "voice overs" for films on Yosemite, national parks, or John Muir, most recently in Ken Burns' acclaimed PBS series "The National Parks: America's Best Idea." Lee also was featured on interviews as a Muir expert in the first two episodes of that series.
"An Evening with a Tramp," Lee's original production, has been followed by "Stickeen and Other Fellow Mortals" (beginning in 1986) and "Spirit of John Muir" (since 1990). These are all available on audiotape and CD, and "Evening with a Tramp" is on video.
Lee Stetson is also the compiler and editor of a book, The Wild Muir: Twenty-two of John Muir's greatest adventures. For this book, Lee carefully chose death-defying episodes from every stage of Muir's life, prepared short introductions to place each in context, then arranged them chronologically so that the reader can vicariously enjoy Muir's life of adventure.
Visit Stetson’s website HERE.
Vermont author Jessica Aiken-Hall reads from her memoir The Monster That Ate My Mommy, a disturbing and honest account of her abusive upbringing in rural Vermont.
“This is one of the most moving and brave memoirs I have ever read—on par with The Liar’s Club (Mary Karr) and The Glass Castle (Jeanette Walls).”—Sarah Felix Burns, author of Jackfish, The Vanishing Village
Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the sale of her books this night will go to Umbrella, which supports women, families and survivors of interpersonal violence in the Northeast Kingdom.
The Friends of the Athenaeum cordially invite you to The Friends' Afternoon Tea Party. $20.00 per person. After the Tea, take a few moments to visit the gallery and celebrate the return of The Domes of the Yosemite.
Please register in advance with Shara McCaffrey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-748-8291.
Come celebrate the return of Albert Bierstadt's The Domes of the Yosemite, the gem of our collection following an amazing renovation by ArtCare Conservation in Miami, FL and a well-received installation at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum in Winter Park, FL. Athenaeum Director Bob Joly will give a presentation about The Domes at 11 am and 3 pm. Free and open to the public.
Come celebrate the return of Albert Bierstadt's The Domes of the Yosemite, the gem of our collection following an amazing renovation by ArtCare Conservation in Miami, FL and a well-received installation at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum in Winter Park, FL. Athenaeum Director Bob Joly will give a presentation about The Domes at 4:30 and 6 pm. Free and open to the public.
Author Beth Kanell reads from her new book, The Long Shadow (Five Star Publishing, April 2018).
Beth Kanell of Waterford, Vermont, has written a story of 1850s Vermont. When Alice Sanborn and her best friend cross paths with a bounty hunter in rural northern Vermont, the teens stage a daring rescue for former slave Sarah Johnson. But winter weather, politics and challenges of mountain life bring more danger.
“Adults and teens alike will savor this well-researched tale of a teenage girl, her best friend, and their black friend Sarah, who still isn’t safe from bounty hunters even in the snow-covered villages of Vermont.”-Edith Maxwell
Author Bill Mares, along with Grand Hog Opry co-founder Al Boright, will read from his new book, The Full Vermonty: Vermont in the Age of Trump. They will discuss the history of Vermont humor, as well. Mares is well known for works such as Real Vermonters Don’t Milk Goats; Fishing With the Presidents; Grafting Memories: Essays on War and Commemoration; and for his many commentaries on Vermont Public Radio. Free and handicapped accessible.
Author Reeve Lindbergh reads from her new book, Two Lives (Brigantine Media, April, 2018). Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of aviator-authors Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, writes about the intersection of fame and privacy from her unique perspective-navigating her role as the public face of her family while, at the same time, leading a very quiet existence in rural Vermont.
"Two Lives is a beautiful essay collection: funny and wry some moments, wistful and wise at others. Lindbergh may be the daughter of two gifted aviators, but she soars in her own right. This book is insightful, astute, and--best of all--honest." -Chris Bohjalian
Copies will be available for sale. Refreshments will be served.
Author Bill Mares reads from his new book, The Full Vemonty: Vermont in the Age of Trump. The book is illustrated by longtime collaborator Jeff Danziger.
Mares is well known for works such as Real Vermonters Don’t Milk Goats; Fishing With the Presidents; Grafting Memories: Essays on War and Commemoration; and for his many commentaries on Vermont Public Radio.
Free and open to the public.
Learn what an essential oil is. Experience the unique aroma of several varieties and discuss their many primary benefits. Find out ways to effectively and safely use essential oils to support a more natural lifestyle. Explore how the use of essential oils encourages many people to consider options for their own wellness, manage their health on a daily basis, and to have an alternative to address health issues as they arise.
Free and open to the public.
Come say Hello to St. Johnsbury Police Chief Tim Page at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum. Chief Page will give remarks on his vision for the Department and there will be time to talk with him individually.
Refreshments will be served.
Everyone is welcome.
We are gathering to celebrate the publication of Galway Kinnell’s Collected Poems (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, December 2017.)
We’ll have some refreshments, hear some poems and enjoy the memory of our friend Galway.
The party will take place at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, a place he had loved.
Readers: Tune Falkner, Jody Gladding, Melissa Hammerle, Bob Joly, Reeve Lindbergh, Lisa von Kann
Copies will be for sale by Green Mountain Books & Prints
"Drive In" Movie Night at the Athenaeum: Friday, September 8, 7 pm. Come at 6 with the kiddies to make your own "Box" car! Enjoy family fun DIY STEM activities with LEGOS, straws and connectors, and KEVA Blocks while you wait for the movie to begin! We'll supply the popcorn and punch; you bring car-making box, and lawn chairs or beach chairs. 7pm: Short, followed by "The Lego Movie" and "Young Frankenstein" (parental guidance suggested). We just bought a 5 x 10 foot outdoor screen for the back lawn. Free for all!!!
Edward Hadas, financial journalist and currently a Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall of Oxford University, was formerly economics editor at Reuters Breakingviews and an assistant editor at the Financial Times. Born in the United States, Hadas and his family summered in Peacham and Danville, VT. He has a unique perspective about the Brexit Process that Includes how it might impact the US and even the Vermont economy.
Civil War Historian Howard J. Coffin will present a letter to the Athenaeum signed by Senator George Aiken on the naming of the Northeast Kingdom, and give remarks on Senator Aiken and Victory Bog.
Rob Ide, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles, will present Howard with a special license plate.
Reception to follow..
Join artist Alexis Kyriak, Father John Sherman and Friends in a discussion on creativity, mental illness and spirituality.
Alexis has had three consecutive shows in the Athenaeum Hall Gallery this spring and summer. Her work is focused, personal, and emotional. She works in a wide variety of media, including painting, drawing, embroidery and sculpture. Join us tonight for the panel discussion, and see her show in the Athenaeum Hall Gallery before it closes.
"The purpose of life is healing, and taking our origins to a new place, beyond what we've begun with. All the stuff, the physical manifestation and works, completed in the
Interim between our first day and our maturation, have documented the struggle."
- Alexis Kyriak
Wine will be served following the discussion.