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perspectives and viewpoints of the authors and artists whose work is
represented in our collections or exhibits.
- New this month:
I’M SIXTY-FOUR: WORKS BY CHRISTINE DEMARAIS
Through December, 2017
Reception Sunday, December 17, 4 pm
(Cue Beatles song) The last
time artist and FFL Youth Services Assistant Christine Demarais had an
exhibit was four years ago, when she turned 60. The last four years
have been busy ones for Demarais who is known widely for her clothing and
costumes. This exhibit of more recent costumes and props, as well as
photos of the occasions when they were worn or used, is a celebration of
creativity that knows no age.
- Continuing this month:
of Home: Portraits by Corrine Yonce
November 2 - December 31
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 2, 5:30-7 pm
Voices of Home is an initiative of the Vermont Affordable Housing
Coalition which pairs the audio stories of individuals who live in
affordable housing with painted portraits, driving community conversations
around the importance of home lead by our most vulnerable people.
With the support of the Vermont Arts
Council, Burlington City
Vermont Folklife Center, and CVOEO's Thriving
Communities, artist Corrine
Yonce has interviewed and painted twelve resident from all different
affordable housing communities statewide. To learn more, visit
November 2 - December 15
Opening Reception: Friday, November 3, 5-7 pm
Main Reading Room Display Case
innovative home design born of collaboration between community members
dealing with homelessness and prominent local architects.
Architects include: Rolf Keilman, Truex Cullins; Michael Wisniewski, Duncan
Wisniewski Architecture; Terry Findeise; John McLeod + Stephen Kredell,
McLeod Kredell Architecture; Jesse Couture + Ken Ferrer, Linesync
Architecture; and GBA Architectecture and Planning.
unique individuals each with their own story to tell, shared intimate
details of their struggles and resilience with socially engaged architects
who value the opportunity to hear directly from those in our community
affected by homelessness. Imagining Home presents the original designs
resulting from this process of discovery.
Cannon is a Burlington based artist. Imagining Home merges Alison’s
love of architecture with her commitment to social justice. Imagining
Home was conceived in response to the belief that small cities like those in
Vermont have the capacity to house all of their citizens. Encountering
homeless citizens on a daily basis in Burlington and noticing structures
constructed in the area parks and wooded lots, Alison began to wonder what
design ideas would emerge from partnerships between homeless citizens and
area architects. News of a Canadian City that successfully housed all
of its citizens fuelled the idea of this project and with generous funding
from the Burlington City Arts Community Arts Grant, the Imagining Home
Project was born.
more information please contact Alison Cannon, 802.735.5253 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Tuesday, December 5, 5:30 - 7 pm
Saturday, December 9, 10:30-12:00 noon
Tuesday, December 12, 5:30-7 pm
See the complete Fall
schedule including workshop descriptions on our Tech
First & Third Saturday of every month, 1-3 pm
December 2 & 16
Share your own work and learn from others in this supportive writers
group. All ages and experience welcome.
Tuesdays, 6-8 pm
Bring your project and enjoy the company of other makers as we stitch,
spin, knit, crochet and more at the free weekly event.
Saturday, December 9,
Come listen and play music on nylon string guitars in a friendly
environment. There will be solo, duet and trio performances by local guitar
musicians, professional and amateurs. All levels of skills and styles are
welcome. Check out these videos of past programs:
e Vinho by Egberto Gismonti
2nd & 4th Sunday of every month, 4-6 pm
December 10 & 24
(“Mele” - Hawaiian word for song)
Join other Burlington-area Ukulele lovers in a group to learn and play the
Ukulele together. Starting with 2-3 chord songs, simple visual
prompts will assist in learning 1 or 2 songs together each session.
A wide range of styles and genres are encouraged, from folk and rock
ukulele to jazz, improv, multi-instrument duets, ukulele accompanied
poetry, and other wild and wacky ukulele acts still to be created.
Ages: Adults and
kids 10 and up. Bring your own Uke.
free library book discussion group:
At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails
with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger,
Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Others, by Sarah Bakewell
Wednesday, December 13, 6:30-8 pm
Local History Room
From the author of How to Live,
a spirited account of one of the twentieth century’s major intellectual
movements and the revolutionary thinkers who came to shape it.
1933: three contemporaries meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar
on the rue Montparnasse. They are the young Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de
Beauvoir, and longtime friend Raymond Aron, a fellow philosopher who raves
to them about a new conceptual framework from Berlin called Phenomenology.
“You see,” he says, “if you are a phenomenologist you can talk about
this cocktail and make philosophy out of it!”
was this simple phrase that would ignite a movement that would sweep through
the jazz clubs and cafés of the Left Bank before making its way across the
world as Existentialism.
Library's Book Discussion Group meets on the second Wednesday of each month
at 6:30 pm!
Every Wednesday, 6:30-8 pm
Administrative Conference Room, 2nd Floor
Pickering Room, 2nd Floor
learners of all abilities can practice written and spoken English in
either Beginner or Intermediate/Advanced levels of English classes.
Grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, idioms and American culture are
covered. Classes are drop-in friendly, no registration is required.
For more information,
contact Barbara Shatara, FFL Programming Department: 865.7211.
LANGUAGE & CULTURE CLASS
Wednesdays & Saturdays,
Administrative Conference Room
Spreek je Nederlands?
Planning a trip to Amsterdam? Interested in learning a new
language? Learn Dutch from a native speaker. Class covers basic
vocabulary and grammar. Fluency not required (nor is attendance at
every meeting). For more info, contact: Bob van Heeks:
CONVERSATION GROUP - "Dimanches"
Sundays, 4-5:30 pm
Local History Room
Parlez-vous francais? Meet others in the community who do
too. Join the group and practice foreign language
conversation. Fluency is not required (nor is attendance at every
meeting). For details contact Steve Norman at email@example.com
GERMAN CONVERSATION GROUP
1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30-8 pm
December 6 & 20
Local History Room
Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Meet others in the community who do too.
Join the group and practice foreign language conversation. Fluency
not required (nor is attendance at every meeting).
New Writers Studio: Writing as a Spiritual Journey
Sundays 2-4 pm
This weekly gathering seeks to inspire participants to experiment with
untold stories as well as new frontiers in any genre. The goals of the
Studio are: to generate writing and not worry about the critic, to reach
into the vault of memory and to practice using authentic voice, to learn
new writing techniques and tools, and to nurture a supportive group that
values all writing and participants. Bring a pen, paper or computer.
by: Laurie McMillan, writer. For questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alphabets Games Workshop
Wednesday, December 13, 6:30
Calling all Scrabble players and
other lovers of word games! You are invited to a workshop to test a
series of new games designed to help revive endangered languages across
the world. For more information, visit endangeredalphabets.com
Historical Society Third Thursday Talk-
Lilian Baker Carlisle, Vermont Historian, Burlington Treasure
Thursday, December 21, 12:00
This lunchtime lecture is about "Lilian Baker Carlisle, Vermont
Historian, Burlington Treasure" with Joanna Tebbs Young. For
more information, visit http://vermonthistory.org/visit/events-calendar