Monday, April 11, 2016

Upcoming Adult Program: Thursday, April 28th ~ 6:30 PM

Endangered Alphabets,
Cultural Erosion, and the
Future of the Written Word


A Vermont Humanities Council event

 Thursday, April 28th
6:30 PM

The world’s 6,000 languages are written in fewer than 100 alphabets, one third of which are in danger of extinction.  Writer/carver/painter Tim Brookes, founded the Endangered Alphabet Project as a way to draw attention to this issue and help preserve these amazingly beautiful scripts and the vitally important cultural diversity that they represent.   Tim Brookes is a graduate of Pembroke College Oxford and is now the director of the Professional Writing Program at Champlain College.   Please join us for this special Vermont Humanities Council event!

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Upcoming Adult Program: Thursday, March 17th ~ 6:30 PM

Music and Tales of the Otherworld: Folklore, Fairies & Music in Ireland

Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us!   With harp and uilleann bagpipes, the iconic instruments of Ireland, Hilari Farrington & Benedict Koehler will take you on a tour of the Irish Otherworld through music, folk customs, and stories.  This husband and wife team are well-known across North America as performers and teachers of Irish music.   Benedict is one of the world’s foremost makers of the uilleann bagpipes.  Their East Montpelier home is a noted gathering place for traditional musicians from around the world.

 Thursday, March 17th

6:30 PM

Sponsored by the Friends of the

Springfield Town Library