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The written word

Talk About Books - "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate. (via Zoom): Visit for info about the book. Copies available from the Guilford Free Library. Zoom. Information: Request the meeting link at Call 802-257-4603 for information, or to reserve a copy.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Amy Arbus - Photographs from "On the Street - 1980-1990": This cutting edge series of photographs resonates today with the nostalgic yearning for the innocence and idealism of an earlier time. Wed.-Sun: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. COVID-19: Visitors required to wear face masks/maintain distance of 6 ft. Photos are laid out to allow for comfortable/safe viewing with markers on floor. Through Sunday, November 22. Free. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St. Information: 802-251-8290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY "Arts & Letters" by Candace Jensen: Jensen is a visual artist, writer, calligrapher who uses hand-made inks, herbs, pigments, gold leaf on paper and parchment to create decorated essays, poems, book-arts musings in the tradition of illuminated manuscripts. Her intent is to expand the scope of calligraphic illumination's cultural reliquary from religion into Deep Ecology. Deep Ecology, or Deep Green Theory, is an environmental philosophy and social movement focusing on changing the relationship between humans and the environment, recognizing the inherent value of nature. Legibility, language, storytelling, symbolic abstraction all figure into her playful, yet entirely serious treatment of these complex ideas and mythologies. The work is intended to inspire/engage with regenerative transformation in this fraught time. Curator, Nancy Storrow: "Ornately drawn and richly colored, one can view each painting as a book, with an elaborate and evolving cultural story throughout the chapters." Jensen is currently the Book Arts and Letterpress Programming Director at Ruth Stone House in Goshen, VT. Mondays: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Wednesdays: 2 - 6 p.m. Through Wednesday, December 2. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Business and economy

"Vermont's Economy After the Pandemic" (Online): In February, VT had one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation. In April, it had one the highest and it experienced one of the highest rates of job loss in the nation. How will the pandemic and its aftermath affect the state's economy, job creation and job loss, unemployment, and opportunities for Vermonters to improve their well-being? What changes will the pandemic bring to the underlying structure of VT's economy and to its businesses and to the state's fiscal situation? This presentation explores these and other issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic. With Art Woolf, Assoc. Prof. of Economics at UVM. 1 - 2:30 p.m. $10. Online. Information: osher-lifelong-learning/olli-at-uvm-distinguished-speaker-series.

Community building

Wildlife Road Crossings (Webinar): Dive into the science and planning of wildlife road crossings. First, we'll look at the field science of road ecology and what we've learned from years of camera trapping along roads and inside/under bridges and culverts. We'll also look at the computer models in Vermont Conservation Design to understand these concepts in a landscape context. Lastly, we'll explore how VT towns are improving and planning for wildlife movement across local roads. Presenters: Jens Hilke and Andy Wood. 10 - 11 a.m. This presentation is also offered on 11/10 and 12/14 by the VT Fish & Wildlife Dept. Free. Webinar. Register

Windham County NAACP Monthly Community Meeting (Facebook): 6 - 7 p.m. Monthly on Wednesdays. Online. Information:,



October 2020