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July 20 — Colonial Meetinghouses of New England. New England’s colonial meetinghouses embody an important yet little-known chapter in American history. Built mostly with tax money, they served as both places of worship and places for town meetings, and were the centers of life in colonial New England communities. Using photographs of the few surviving “mint condition” meetinghouses as illustrations, this presentation by photographer Paul Wainwright tells the story of the society that built and used them, and the lasting impact they have had on American culture. Hosted by the Guilford Historical Society. Guilford, Guilford Center Meeting House, 4052 Guilford Center Rd, 2:00 pm. Fred Humphrey, (802) 257-7306.

July 23 — Book Discussion: Summer by Edith Wharton. Part of the The Romantic Ideal series. The characters in these works seek out their ideal of love, happiness, and fulfillment with consequences that are by turns bittersweet, tragic, noble, unconventional, and even comic. But can an ideal ever be met? Led by Richard M Wizansky. Hosted by the Dover Free Library. East Dover, Dover Free Library, 22 Holland Rd, 7:00 pm. John Flores, (802) 348-7488.

August 6 — Book Discussion: Mating by Norman Rush. Part of the The Romantic Ideal series. The characters in these works seek out their ideal of love, happiness, and fulfillment with consequences that are by turns bittersweet, tragic, noble, unconventional, and even comic. But can an ideal ever be met? Led by Richard M Wizansky. Hosted by the Dover Free Library. East Dover, Dover Free Library, 22 Holland Rd, 7:00 pm. John Flores, (802) 348-7488.

August 16 — Journalism and War Coverage. It may take years for the objective truth of a war to be told. It is challenging enough for a reporter to cover city hall without the obstacles of bullets and bombs. This lecture, by Mark Timney, explores war news coverage since the Civil War and examines the impact of new technologies and the practice of embedding reporters upon war reporting. Hosted by the Pettee Memorial Library. Wilmington, Memorial Hall, 4 W Main St, 7:00 pm. Allison Smith, (802) 464-8557.

August 20 — Book Discussion: Later Life by A.R. Gurney. Part of the The Romantic Ideal series. The characters in these works seek out their ideal of love, happiness, and fulfillment with consequences that are by turns bittersweet, tragic, noble, unconventional, and even comic. But can an ideal ever be met? Led by Richard M Wizansky. Hosted by the Dover Free Library. East Dover, Dover Free Library, 22 Holland Rd, 7:00 pm. John Flores, (802) 348-7488.

September 21 — Vermont History through Song. Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, brings Vermont history to life with engaging commentary about the songs found in the Vermont Historical Society's collection of sheet music. Dressed in period costume, Ms. Radtke takes listeners through state history, using the songs Vermonters published in their communities. Hosted by the Estey Organ Museum. Brattleboro, Estey Organ Museum, 108 Birge St, 3:00 pm. Philip Stimmel, (802) 246-8366.

September 27 — Colonial Meetinghouses of New England. New England’s colonial meetinghouses embody an important yet little-known chapter in American history. Built mostly with tax money, they served as both places of worship and places for town meetings, and were the centers of life in colonial New England communities. Using photographs of the few surviving “mint condition” meetinghouses as illustrations, this presentation by photographer Paul Wainwright tells the story of the society that built and used them, and the lasting impact they have had on American culture. Hosted by the Grafton Historical Society. Grafton White Church, 9 Main St, 4:00 pm. Patricia Jeziorski, (802) 843-2584.

October 2–5 — Brattleboro Literary Festival. Grant Event. The 13th annual festival is a celebration of literature and writing featuring Pulitzer Prize winning authors Joseph Ellis and Paul Muldoon plus 40 more emerging and established authors. Hosted by the Building a Better Brattleboro and supported by a VHC grant. Brattleboro, various downtown locations. Sandy Rouse, (802) 579-7414 or brattleboroliteraryfestival.org.

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