3 Programs for VT READS 2019 : March: Book One

Driving conditions required rescheduling this Tuesday’s discussion for next Tuesday, Feb. 19. 7 pm.  Please join us.

Choose one or all of three special programs to attend and pick up your copy of the first graphic novel to be chosen by the Vermont Humanities Council for statewide reading and discussion.    On Tuesday, Feb 19, 7 pm  (revised date!) Quechee Library hosts a panel discussion on PROTEST:  EFFICACY? RIGHTS? RISKS? REWARDS?   Join Peter Teachout, Constitutional Law Professor at Vermont Law School, John Hall, Chair of the Hartford Committee on Racial Equity and Inclusion, and Jake Blum, co-founder of Systems Plus, and like, Peter Teachout, a worker in the south in 1964.  Photographer Jon Gilbert Fox will moderate.

The second program is Saturday, March 9, at 10 am..  Marlboro College professor William Edelglass presents A History of the Concept of Race in this Vermont Humanities Council program: The first European to divide the peoples of the world into distinct races, in the 17th century, claimed that the Sami people of northern Scandinavia were one of four races on earth.  Native Americans, Europeans, South Asians, and North Africans together were considered a second race. How did such a bizarre distinction among groups of people develop into one of the most historically significant ideas of the modern world?

The series concludes Monday, April 15, 7 pm with a talk by James Sturm, co-founder of the Center for Cartoon Studies.  He will talk about how and why o read a graphic novel, about March, Book One, and about his own just published Off Season, a graphic novel set during the 2016 presidential campaign and already nationally praised.

There will also be a book discussion at Bugbee Senior Center on Friday, April 5, at 12:45 pm. March will be coupled with I Know When the Caged Bird Sings.

Programs on Identity Theft and Scams

On Thursday, February 28, AARP Vermont’s Fraud Watch coordinator,  Elliott Greenblott, will present two timely, informative programs, free and appropriate for all ages.  Attend one or both.
4 pm at Quechee:     Identity Theft
5:30  pm at Wilder:    Fraud, Scams and Con Artists

Vermont Trivia Night

Thursday, March 7, 7 pm
Wilder Club & Library
Test your historical knowledge about the town of Hartford and the state of Vermont.  Come with your own team or join another and compete for prizes while learning fun new facts about these Green Mountains.  Co-sponsored by the Hartford Historical Society, Hartford Village Library, and the Wilder Club and Library. 

Mystery Monday, March 4 @ 4 pm

Meeting the first Monday of the month, this group discusses selected mystery authors. Many titles are available to borrow.  The March discussion will be about The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle and also comparable works by Agatha Christie. Read along and join us.

Sci Fi Discussion, Monday, Feb. 25 @ 6pm

Nick Clemens facilitates a monthly Speculative Fiction book series. Next date is Monday,  Feb. 25 at 6 pm at the Quechee Library for a discussion of Planetfall  by Emma Newman.  Copies  are available for borrowing and new participants are always welcome.

Bugbee Book Discussion, March 1

Join a book discussion group led by librarian Marieke Sperry on the first Friday of the month at 12:45.  The March discussion will be The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean. Let the Bugbee Center staff or either library know if you would like a copy delivered to the Center.   A grant from the White River Rotary supports large print copies.    All are welcome!