White Huts, Conspiracy theories, Peace Corps, and Mocha Joe's Coffee...all in May @ Your Library
Wednesday, May 6, , The Appalachian Huts.
Professor Allen koop earned his Ph.D from the
The Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May, featuring speakers of national and regional renown. The program is free, accessible to people with disabilities and open to the public.
This lecture is part of the First Wednesdays Lecture Series sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council and underwritten by Brattleboro Savings & Loan, Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, Entergy
Montserrat College Professor Gordon B. Arnold, author of the recently published Conspiracy Theory in Film, Television, and Politics, will discuss his book in the library's Meeting Room.
Conspiracy theory has captured the American imagination for more than two generations. Once at the fringes of society, the conspiracy-theory mindset is now a mainstream phenomenon. This is not surprising, as Americans have been bombarded with the conspiracy message since the middle of the last century.
In this new book,
Dr. Arnold is professor of liberal arts at Montserrat College of Art in
Thursday, May 14, , Former Senior Peace Corps Volunteer Lawrence Siddall will speak about his recent memoir, Two Years in
In his newly-published memoir, Lawrence Brane Siddall describes his "late-life adventure" as a Peace Corps volunteer in
With an eye for detail, the author vividly describes the challenges he faces in his Polish classroom, his struggle to learn the language, his initial feelings of isolation in adjusting to a new culture, and the close friends he eventually makes. He has since returned to
Siddall's most recent adventure is only one of many in his active lifetime. He weaves these stories into his narrative as flashbacks. These include a glimpse into his own high school years and a vignette about the death of his mother in
In the longest flashback, the author tells of an amazing 11,000-mile overland trek from
Mocha Joe Coffee Tasting. Pierre Capy and Ari B. Reis of Mocha Joe's, will be on hand to offer us tastings and education on the coffee that they buy and roast.
Owner Pierre Capy of 10-year-old Brattleboro-based
Mocha Joe's, along with sales manager Ari Reis, will present a talk on "Beyond Fair Trade: Farmer Direct Purchased Coffee," accompanied by a tasting. Capy and Reis will discuss their recent trips to