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Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln

Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, February 4 at 7:00 pm

Douglass and Lincoln — one born a slave, the other born dirt poor — became respectively one of the nation’s greatest orators and one of its greatest presidents. Harvard professor John Stauffer examines their friendship and their legacies.

Underwriter: Keelan Family Foundation

Supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries

Jewelry Making Workshop with Trish Weill

Jewelry Making Workshop with Trish Weill

Tuesday, February 10 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Don’t miss this second “wired up” edition of our teen and tween Jewelry Workshop given by local artist Trish Weill on Thursday, February 10, 2015, in the YA Loft from 3:30 to 4:30. Learn to make an exquisite ring and a beautiful bracelet using beads, wire, and pliers. Choose a unique bead and make a wire-wrapped ring. Then, make your special Valentine a wired heart bracelet. All skill levels welcome. Space is limited, so pre-register by calling Janet at 549-4580 or email jkleinberg@mclvt.org.

MHS Unveiling of Norman Rockwell Print

MHS Unveiling of Norman Rockwell Print

Wednesday, February 11 at 7:00 pm

The Manchester Historical Society is thrilled to announce the unveiling of a print of an unpublished Norman Rockwell painting that hung in Manchester’s former Quality Restaurant. The painting will soon find a new home in the new Manchester Community Library as part of the Manchester Historical Society Collection. The unveiling on February 11th will include a discussion with ‘The Comar Kids’ about the painting, the Quality Restaurant, and our community’s history.

"Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America" ~ Film Screening & Discussion

“Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America” ~ Film Screening & Discussion

Tuesday, February 17 at 6:30 pm

With gorgeous cinematography, creative animation, and compelling commentary, “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America” presents the biography of a man whose parks and preservation are an essential part of American life. Join us for this film screening & discussion – a Vermont PBS / MCL Collaboration. SECOND SHOWING ON THURSDAY, 2/19 at 2pm.

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