ArtSmart Talk: "Happy (250th) Birthday, Beethoven!"
Jan. 17: 1:30 p.m. Jia Kim, Artistic Director, Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society, shares insights on the musical selections for the Jan. 18, 7 p.m. concert at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center. Copley Woodlands, Living Room, 125 Thomas Lane. Reservations: 802-760-4634.
The Greater Stowe Interfaith Coalition
Jan. 19: 6 p.m. Kiah Morris, Executive Director of the Vermont Coalition on Ethnic and Social Equity in Schools. Keynote speaker for annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., commemoration, St. John's in the Mountains Episcopal Church, 1994 Mountain Road. 802-253-7578.
Lamoille Valley Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - Winter Series
Jan. 22: Bill Robinson, Ph.D., “Riding the Waves: The Evolution of Software Development, 1977-2013.”
Jan. 29: Bill Schubart, Vermont author, “What Has Changed in Our Lifetime?” Free; sponsored by Stowe Free Library/Copley Fund.
12:45 p.m. Doors open; talk begins at 1:30 p.m. sharp. Wednesdays through March 4. $7 per lecture, $40 for nine-lecture series. Weather cancellation: WDEV 550 AM; WLVB 93.9 FM or call Commodores Inn, 823 S. Main St./Route 100. 253-7131. learn.uvm.edu/osher.
Vermont Natural Resources Council
Jan. 23: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. "An Evening with Carolyn Finney," national environmental justice leader and author. $1 for new members. $25 suggested donation. Hilton Garden Inn, 101 Main St. email@example.com, vnrc.org
University of Vermont: "Transcendent: Spirituality and Contemporary Art"
Jan. 29: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Anila Quayyum Agha, contemporary artist, discusses her artistic practice and evolution of work on view at the BCA Center (135 Church St.) Free talk at 301 Williams Hall. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vermont Genealogy Library
Open for research: Tuesday, 3 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dupont Hall, Fort Ethan Allen, 377 Hegeman Ave. 802-310-9285, vtgenlib.org.
Vermont Humanities: First Wednesday
Feb. 5: Enrique Garcia, “Love and Rockets and Alternative Comics.”
March 4: Matthew Evan Taylor, “The Poetics of Protest in Nina Simone’s ‘Mississippi Goddam!”
April 8: Eva Garcelon-Hart, “Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Couple in Early Vermont.”
May 6: Mark Dery, “Edward Gorey’s Morbid Nonsense.”
Brownell Library, 6 Lincoln St.
Highland Center for the Arts
2875 Hardwick St. 533-2000, highlandartsvt.org.
Jeudevine Memorial Library: “Pushing the Limits” Book Discussion Series
Jan. 23: 6 p.m. Barbara Kingsolver, “Flight Behavior.” Slide presentation: Eastern butterflies and how to create and maintain butterfly habitat. New science-based book discussion series led by Jerry Schneider on Thursday evenings, followed by separate companion program. Bring a bag supper.
93 N. Main St. Lisa Sammet, Library Director, 472-5948.
Lanpher Memorial Library
Varnum Memorial Library
League of Women Voters Speakers
Jan. 22: Implicit Bias.
Feb. 12: Racial Bias.
March 11: Transitioning Back to the Community.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Free, public welcome. Hayes Room, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St. 223-3338.
Waterbury Public Library
Jan. 21: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Michael Ungar, Ph.D., author of new book, "Change the World." Leading authority on resilience research, "Nine Things All Children Need to Succeed." Steel Community Room, Waterbury Public Library, 28 N. Main St. Free; sponsored by Hannah's House. email@example.com, 496-9715, 793-8298.
Jan. 22: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Eve Jacobs-Carnahan,mixed media knitted sculpture. Award-winner; included in Lela Nargi’s “Astounding Knits! 101 Spectacular Knitted Creations and Daring Feats” (Voyageur Press 2011).evejacobs-carnahan.com.
Wednesday: 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Chair Yoga with Diana Whitney; all levels. Drop-ins welcome.
Fourth Saturday (Jan. 25): 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Board and Tabletop Games. Drop-in. Vinni Yasi, board game aficionado: Betrayal at the House on the Hill, Dominion, Eclipse, Forbidden Island, Millennium Blades, Scythe, Settlers of Catan, Splendor. Teen and adult gamers welcome to bring other games (no Sorry or Monopoly).
Judi Byron, 244-7036. 28 N. Main St. waterburypubliclibrary.com.
Waterbury Historical Society
Jan. 22: 7 p.m. Skip Flanders, “Mt. Mansfield Electric Railroad,, 1897-1932.” All welcome. Refreshments available.
Steele Community Room, Waterbury Municipal Building, 28 N. Main St. 244-8089.
Speakers Bureau Talk: “Harlem Renaissance”
Jan. 20: 6 p.m. Prof. William Tortolano, professor emeritus of fine arts, St. Michael's College. Blend of visual and audio.
Winooski Senior Center, 123 Barlow St. 802-655-6425. vermonthumanities.org.