We are excited to announce the installation of a wonderful new sculpture created by Montpelier artist Ryan Mays, and generously commissioned and donated by Jay and Barbara White. The sculpture makes for a beautiful addition to the Main Street entrance of the library. Be sure to stop by and see it in person!
Wednesday, October 26 at 7:00 pm
Ken Burns' Defying the Nazis: The Sharp's War
30 min documentary segment & discussion with Mark Hughes and Lars Nielsen.
Ken Burns' Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War is an account of a daring rescue mission that occurred on the precipice of World War II. It tells the previously untold story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, a Unitarian minister and his wife from Wellesley, Massachusetts, who left their children behind in the care of their parish and boldly committed to a life-threatening mission in Europe. Over two dangerous years they helped to save scores of imperiled Jews and refugees fleeing Nazi occupation across Europe. Co-sponsored by the Kellogg-Hubbard Library and Vermont PBS.
Thursday, October 27 At 7:00pm
Author Talk with John-Jean: Synchronicity Bleue
Mario-Jacques meditates and takes zen walks on Mount Stafford. He marches with le Carré Rouge in Montreal and he occupies Wall Street and Times Square. He eats breakfast pizza in Vermont and drinks café au lait at Starbucks on Long Island. But it’s all not so much about the adventures and everyday life of Mario-Jacques, it’s about the coming age.
Like Quebec, where English-speaking people and French-speaking people live together in a virtual nation within a nation, this is a book where two languages, English and French, live together within the story. Read this book and find out what it’s like in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, where people mix their usage of English and French as carefully and as unconsciously as they mix their café et crème.
Copies of the book will be available for sale and for signing.
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