A Shakespearean Halloween


The Champlain Consort: A Shakespearean Halloween
One-hour concert, free admission:

7:00 PM, Saturday, October 20, 2018

Champlain consort

The Champlain Consort performs Medieval, Renaissance, and Elizabethan music on period instruments. The members of the Consort combine different types of instruments in “broken consort” tradition to recreate the distinctive sound of English and European Medieval and Renaissance music. This program includes a variety of Renaissance works. Featured are works referenced or thought to have been used in Shakespeare’s plays as well as works on the theme of Halloween.

Instruments you will hear in this program are: seven sizes of recorder (sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, bass, great bass, and contra-bass), tenor and bass sackbut, cornetto, bass viola da gamba, alto crumhorn, bass cornamuse, alto kortholt, and percussion (tambourine, Renaissance drum, goat’s toenails, and frogs).

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Northern Third Piano Quartet

northern third

Sunday, October 21 at 3 pm.

Northern Third Piano Quartet featuring Sofia Hirsch, violin; Elizabeth Reid, Viola; John Dunlop, Cello; Alison Bruce Cerutti, Piano will be performing works by Erik Nielsen, Robert Schumann, Arvo Part and Faure.  Suggested Donation is $ 20/ $ 10 Under 18 and limited means.

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(Mostly) Fiction Book Group

Zorro: A Novel
by Isabel Allende
Tuesday, October 9
6:00 pm, Mezzanine

A swashbuckling adventure story, Zorro reveals the history behind the legendary masked man. Born in southern California in the late eighteenth century, Diego de la Vega is a child of two worlds. His father is an aristocratic Spanish military man turned landowner, his mother a Shoshone warrior. Spanning the globe from California to Barcelona—the New World and the Old—Zorro celebrates the birth of a great hero and legend.

Chilean writer Isabel Allende has been called “the world’s most widely read Spanish-language author.”

All are welcome to pick up a copy at the library and join the discussion in October.

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Celebration of National Student Poet Alexandra Contreras-Montesano

National Student Poet
Alexandra Contreras-Montesano

Wednesday, September 26
4:30 – 5:30 pm
RFL Community Room

Join the Vermont Department of Libraries to celebrate the achievement of Burlington High School senior Alexandra Contreras-Montesano, one of only five American students selected in 2018 for the prestigious National Student Poets Program.

As a National Student Poet, Alexandra serves as a “literary ambassador” in Vermont and throughout the Northeast, inspiring other young people to express themselves and change their community through writing and poetry. After a brief introduction to the program, Alexandra will read her poetry and speak about her experiences as a young poet in Vermont.

All are welcome to attend this celebration of a remarkable young Vermonter.
Contact Jennifer Johnson (jennifer.johnson@vermont.gov) with any questions.

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