Anno 2010 Begins @ Your Library
Below are some of the events you can attend at the Library during the month of January. See you there!
Wednesday, January 6, 7 PM, Main Room, Dartmouth professor and art historian Jane Carroll will consider how political power has been projected through art in a talk in her talk, "Projecting Leadership: Art Used for Political Ends."
Smart rulers have long known that art can create myths more powerful than reality. Carroll will examine such art, from
Carroll is Adjunct Assistant Professor of History at
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. Talks are held at Brooks Memorial Library.
For more information, contact us at 802.254.5290 or contact the Vermont Humanities Council at 802.262.2626 or email@example.com, or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.
Media Mentoring Project:
On Wednesday, January 13 , , in the Brooks Memorial Library meeting room, Clara Rose Thornton will lead a workshop on Writing Poetry.
The innovative InkBlot Complex Poetry Workshop aims to lift poetry from the page and reveal how it is a living force in daily life. Originally taught at the
The InkBlot Complex Poetry Workshop is taught by internationally published arts journalist, cultural critic and poet Clara Rose Thornton.
Open to the public- no previous experience or class attendance is required. Participants are invited to bring a project and an open mind.
For more information about the Media Mentoring Project or to register, please contact Betsy Arney at her email or (802) 246-6397.
Telling it Like it Is:
The Underground Railroad at the
Williams will describe how our understanding of the Underground Railroad at Rokeby evolved - from the stories told by the third and fourth generations of the family to the history discovered when family letters were studied for the first time. CD recordings of abolitionist speeches will also be played.
Rowland Thomas and Rachel Gilpin Robinson were devout Quakers and radical abolitionists, and they harbored many fugitive slaves at their family home and farm during the decades of the 1830s and 1840s. Among the thousands of letters in the family's correspondence collection are several that mention fugitive slaves by name and in some detail.
Along the way we'll visit monasteries, high passes, glaciers, sacred lakes, old villages, new towns and cities. The presentation considers people and culture, geography, history, Buddhism, and the crucial role of hydropower in current Chinese-Tibetan affairs.
Conferences That Work:
Creating Events That People Love
Please join Marlboro author Adrian Segar who will discuss his new book Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People Love. His talk will be of interest to anyone who wants to find out about a better way to bring together a group of people with a common interest to share and learn from each other.
Every year, over a hundred million people go to conferences, spending more than one hundred billion dollars in the process (not including the value of their time.) Despite this massive expenditure of time and money, they experience a traditional conference process that has changed very little since the 17th century.
Segar rarely enjoyed traditional conferences when he was an academic in the 70's and 80's, and has explored alternative conference formats for more than twenty years. Since 1992 he has been organizing peer conferences: small, attendee-driven, structured, highly interactive, safe, reflective, and community-building events that thousands of people have enjoyed.
In his presentation, Segar will explain how peer conferences work and why they are so successful in meeting participants' needs. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.
Adrian Segar has organized and facilitated conferences for over 20 years.
He is a former elementary particle physicist, information technology consultant, professor of computer science, and co-owner of a solar manufacturing company. He lives with his wife Celia in Marlboro,