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Lectures and readings

Osher Autumn Lectures

Date & Time: 
Oct 9 2017 - 10:00am - 3:30pm

Seth Harter on the Japanese aesthetic (A.M.) and Charles Butterfield on his novel In the Shadow of Cedars (PM).

“The Axis of Evil Revisited: North Korea, Iran, Iraq (and Syria) Fifteen Years Later”

Date & Time: 
Oct 20 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Windham World Affairs Council invites you to a talk by Peter Galbraith, “The Axis of Evil Revisited: North Korea, Iran, Iraq (and Syria) Fifteen Years Later,” following a 6 pm Annual WWAC Members Meeting. The talk is free and open to the public. We invite all to come at 6 pm before the talk learn about our organization and sign up for WWAC membership. If you are already a member, we invite you to come and share your thoughts about our events. We need your support in order to continue offering important programs like this much-anticipated talk and our upcoming Iranian Film Series. Annual membership dues are now only $35 for individuals, $50 per family. We hope you will decide to become members and help support us in the important work we do.

Luther and the Reformation: A 500-year Appraisal

Date & Time: 
Nov 1 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Martin Luther’s posting of the Ninety-five Theses on the cathedral door at Wittenburg five hundred years ago launched a movement that utterly transformed Western society and our notions of authority, culture, art, and tradition. Dartmouth Religion professor Randall Balmer assesses the Protestant Reformation half a millennium later. Part of the First Wednesdays series. A Vermont Humanities Council program.

“The Current State of Refugees and Forced Displacement in the World”

Date & Time: 
Oct 6 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Windham World Affairs Council (WWAC) and Centre Congregational Church will jointly sponsor a talk by Mr. Lloyd Dakin, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (Ret.), entitled “The Current State of Refugees and Forced Displacement in the World. The talk is free and open to the public. In his talk Mr. Dakin will focus on the current state of refugees and forced displacement in the world. From his extensive experience, he has learned that not all refugee situations are the same, but ultimately their resolutions are very similar. Refugees either return home, stay in the country they fled to, or seek resettlement in another country. He will give us his perspective on on how these processes are progressing globally and locally at this moment in time.

Osher Autumn Lectures

Date & Time: 
Oct 2 2017 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

The Japanese Aesthetic, with Seth Harter of Marlboro College; and local authors (Archer Mayor). Sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Brattleboro Chapter.
--10:00 a.m. to noon; 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. six successive Mondays.
--Southeast Vermont Learning Collaborative, 471 Route 5, Dummerston.
--Fee: $6 per lecture, or by membership. For more information please call Julie Lavorgna (802) 365-7278 or e-mail julielavorgna@gmail.com

"The Mentorships of Robert Frost"

Date & Time: 
Oct 2 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

PUTNEY – Landmark College will present “The Mentorships of Robert Frost,” a talk by Landmark College Professor Dan Toomey, at 7 p.m. Monday, October 2, in the Brooks M. O’Brien Auditorium, East Academic Building.

A study of Robert Frost’s friendships with younger men is important for a number of reasons. In addition to expressing the man’s virtues – loyalty, kindness, and generosity – that were passed over or else underplayed in Laurance Thompson’s still influential authorized biography, they can show us a great deal about friendship and what it means to be a teacher and a student. Finally, these friendships on occasion brought forth something of significance that lived beyond both mentor and mentee.

First Wednesdays: Georgia O’Keeffe, A Critical Look

Date & Time: 
May 2 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Georgia O’Keeffe lived 99 years and produced over 2,000 works in her
75-year career. Join us on May 2, 2018 at 7 pm as James Maroney, the
former Head of American Paintings at both Sotheby’s and Christie’s in
New York who conducted her estate appraisal after her death, presents a
critical evaluation of her best work.

This program is underwritten by:
National Life Group
Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation
Vermont Department of Libraries
Institute of Museum and Library Services
(Photo Georgia O'Keefe, 1918, by Alfred Steiglitz)

First Wednesdays: An Emerson for Our Time

Date & Time: 
Apr 4 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

On April 4, 2018, at 7 pm, Amherst professor emeritus Barry O’Connell will draw
on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essays “The American Scholar,” “Self-Reliance,”
and “Experience,”  while exploring the many ways Emerson’s writings
continue to offer insights that can make our lives more open and
fruitful.

This program is underwritten by: Vermont Council of World Affairs

Statewide underwriters include:
National Life Group
Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation
Vermont Department of Libraries

First Wednesdays: The Known World and the Literary Character

Date & Time: 
Mar 7 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us on March 7, 2017 at 7 pm as Amherst professor Judith Frank discusses Edward P. Jones’ 2003 Pulitzer-winning novel The Known World, described
as “a masterpiece that deserves a place in the American literary
canon,” and considers what its unusual approach to characterization can
tell us about slavery, personhood, and novel-reading.
Books are available to read in advance, but are not required.

This program is underwritten by: Carole and Jeff Gaddis

Statewide underwriters include:
National Life Group

First Wednesdays: World War I and American Writers

Date & Time: 
Dec 6 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join
us on December 6, 2017 at 7 pm as Dartmouth professor Barbara Will
discusses the effect of the war on American writers, particularly John
Dos Passos, T. S. Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and
Gertrude Stein, and explores how the war changed American literature and
made it “modern.”

This program is underwritten by: Vermont Council of World Affairs

Statewide underwriters include:
National Life Group
Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation
Vermont Department of Libraries

First Wednesdays -Luther and the Reformation: A 500-year Appraisal

Date & Time: 
Nov 1 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join us on November 1, 2017 at 7 pm for a talk about the ways that Martin Luther’s posting of the Ninety-five Theses on
the cathedral door at Wittenburg five hundred years ago launched a
movement that utterly transformed Western society and our notions of
authority, culture, art, and tradition. Dartmouth Religion professor
Randall Balmer assesses the Protestant Reformation half a millennium
later.

This program is underwritten by:

National Life Group

Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation

Vermont Department of Libraries

First Wednesdays - Nothing to Fear, But Fear Itself: FDR and the New Deal

Date & Time: 
Oct 4 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

From 1929 to 1939, the US experienced the longest and worst economic
depression in its history and the first in which the federal government
acted decisively to reverse it. Join us on October 4, 2017 at 7 pm as
UVM History Professor Emeritus Mark A. Stoler discusses how Franklin
Roosevelt’s New Deal changed the government’s role in the economy and
affected the lives of Americans in ways that are still with us today.

We Cannot Escape Responsibility: The Broadcasts of Edward R. Murrow During the McCarthy Era of the 1950s

Date & Time: 
Sep 18 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

PUTNEY – Landmark College will present a talk by Casey Murrow, son of pioneering broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow, titled “We Cannot Escape Responsibility: The Broadcasts of Edward R. Murrow During the McCarthy Era of the 1950s,” at 7 p.m. Monday, September 18, in the Brooks M. O’Brien Auditorium, East Academic Building.

Knowing Nosework/Sniffing Out Scent Work, in Greenfield

Date & Time: 
Sep 18 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Free intro talk to canine nosework covering:

* Sport’s basics
* Items needed
* Where to find them
* Benefits of doing this sport
* Organizations offering titling opportunities

Two demo's:

* Starting a green dog in odor recognition
* Experienced dog in an Advanced Interior search

How the Muse was Manufactured: An Author’s Tale of Bringing the Estey Story to Life

Date & Time: 
Sep 17 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Join us for the Annual Meeting of Estey Organ Museum, 108 Birge Street, Brattleboro. The short meeting will be followed by a talk by local ethnomusicologist Dr. Dennis Waring, author of Manufacturing the Muse: Estey Organs and Consumer Culture in Victorian America. Free and open to the public; donations welcome.

FREE class on The Truth About Cancer in Keene

Date & Time: 
Repeats every 7 days until Wed Jun 28 2017 .
Jun 7 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Jun 14 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Jun 21 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Jun 28 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

FREE class on The Truth About Cancer and Step Outside The Box.
Starting Wednesday, June 7th, from 4-6 pm at Country Life Restaurant, 15 Roxbury Street, Keene, NH and continuing the following Wednesdays for several weeks until the series is completed. There is no charge.

Description of class: No patient should consider treatment of cancer without first doing his own research about alternative therapies as well as the conventional ones. While most physicians genuinely care about their patients, their training is primarily biased toward pharmaceutical and surgical approaches to treatment. This nine DVD series hosted by Ty Bollinger, TheTruthAboutCancer.com, covers the most successful alternative treatments to cancer and the powerful stories of the victors!

Kevin Gardner Presents: Discovering New England Stone Walls

Date & Time: 
Jun 15 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Sponsored by the Andover Historical Society
with a grant from
The New Hampshire Humanities

Why are we so fascinated with stone walls? Kevin Gardner explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, how they were built, and how their styles emerged and changed over time, and their significance to our famous landscape. Along the way, Kevin will build a miniature wall on a tabletop using tiny stones from a five gallon bucket.

Kevin Gardner is a writer, teacher, tradesman, and a lifelong resident of Hopkinton. He has built stone walls for 40 years and is a poet, song writer, and essayist as well as the author of “The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls.”

Grant Tips at Brooks Library

Date & Time: 
May 10 2017 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

Presentation with Richard Wizansky and Jeanne Walsh at the Brattleboro Area Development Directors meeting. Wednesday, May 10th, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 pm. Library Meeting Room. Brooks Memorial recently joined the Foundation Information Network, a program of the Foundation Center, whose databases provide information about more than 100,000 grant makers. Learn tips and network with other nonprofit leaders, development professionals, and individuals interested in grant funding. Free and open to all.

Reflections on Iran: The Hostage Crisis to the Nuclear Agreement – Through a Photojournalist’s Lens

Date & Time: 
May 12 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Would you like to know more about Iran than we learn from the headlines? What is the society like? How do the people differ from the government? What sorts of lives do Iranian women lead? How are foreigners treated?

Photojournalist Randy H. Goodman captured life in the Islamic Republic of Iran during the hostage crisis and the Iran-Iraq war. She recently returned to Iran after thirty-three years to photograph at yet another pivotal time in US-Iran relations: the signing of the Iran Nuclear Agreement. Her portraits and street scenes, from both periods, present a unique perspective on that country’s past and future, which she will share in her talk and slide show presentation, "Reflections on Iran: The Hostage Crisis to the Nuclear Agreement – – through a photojournalist’s lens."

Criminal Justice Reform

Date & Time: 
Apr 27 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Panel Discussion

America has the largest prison population in the world as well as one of the highest rates of recidivism. Why is it that so many people find themselves trapped within the cycle of incarceration? What can we do to help create meaningful transitions from a life behind bars to a life in community? This year students in the Speech Matters semester intensive have visited prisons, public defenders, and nonprofits to answer these questions. Please join us for a panel conversation with the students on their projects and discuss how to reframe American criminal justice from a system of punishment to one of responsibility, redemption, and healing.

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