Three Programs First Week in March
March comes in as a lion at Brooks Memorial Library with three programs in the first week:
Wednesday, March 5, 7 PM
Remembering angelica: The Life and Times of an 18th-Century Artist
Dartmouth College Professor and author Angela Rosenthal will consider the life of 18th-century artist angelica Kauffman in a talk at
Distinguished painter angelica Kauffman (1741-1807) was praised for her sensitive portraits of Enlightenment luminaries. Kauffman was exceptional for her time, yet largely forgotten today. This richly illustrated talk will explore the 18th-century art world through her extraordinary career.
Associate Professor of Art History at
Confessions of an Accidental Blogger:
Social Networking in the
Brooks Memorial Library presents
Baruth is a novelist, and a regular commentator for Vermont Public Radio. His commentary series, "Notes from the New Vermont," has focused since 1998 on both the national and the local, the deeply political and the undeniably absurd.
In addition to Vermont Associated Press awards for commentary on Howard Dean and the aftermath of 9/11, Philip won a national Public Radio News Directors Award for "Lonesome Jim Does Totally Gnarly," a spoof of Jeffords's split with the GOP.
Philip's most recent novel, The X President, took this penchant for satire to new lengths: the book follows the desperate attempts of a 109-year-old Bill Clinton to re-write his historical legacy. (Click here for more information.) The New York Times selected The X President as a Notable Book of 2003; the Washington Post described Philip and a small handful of others as "the newer new generation" of up-and-coming writers.
Philip lives in
The Vermont Daily Briefing has been in operation since September, 2005. It was voted "Best Vermont Blog" in 2006 by the readers of Seven Days,the state's largest alternative weekly, and "Best Vermont Blog (Political)" again in 2007.
Sunday, March 9, 2PM
Dartmouth Professor Relates Struggles and Triumphs of African American Couple
in Pre-Civil War New
Author Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina in her rescheduled talk, will tell the story of Lucy Terry and Abijah Prince, an accomplished African American couple in pre-Civil War New England, in a talk at
Pursuing what would become the cornerstone of the American Dream, Lucy Terry and Abijah Prince stood their ground in the face of bigoted neighbors. Dr. Gerzina will tell their story and explain how their lives contained the paradoxes of slavery in our region.
Dr. Gerzina is Chair of the English Department at