New­port Au­thor Shares His­tory of Or­leans County Trains Take Your Child to the Li­brary Day

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Scot­tPart of First Wed­nes­days at New­port’s Goodrich Me­mo­rial Li­brary: A Free Lec­ture

Pre­sented by Ver­mont Hu­man­i­ties Coun­cil

Wheeler, pub­lisher of Ver­mont’s North­land Jour­nal, will dis­cuss how rail and roads changed life around New­port in a talk at Goodrich Me­mo­rial Li­brary in New­port on March 4 at 7:00 pm. His talk, “Trains Come to Or­leans County,” is part of the Ver­mont Hu­man­i­ties Coun­cil’s First Wed­nes­days lec­ture se­ries and is free and open to the public.

The ar­rival of trains in Or­leans County in the mid-nine­teenth cen­tury brought great change to the re­gion. Wheeler will dis­cuss how rail—and then, in the early twen­ti­eth cen­tury, au­to­mo­biles—af­fected life in the re­gion, par­tic­u­larly in com­mu­ni­ties such as New­port.

Wheeler is the edi­tor and pub­lisher of Ver­mont’s North­land Jour­nal, a monthly print mag­a­zine with a mission of shar­ing and pre­serv­ing the his­tory of Ver­mont’s North­east King­dom through the words of the peo­ple who lived it. He is the au­thor of three Ver­mont his­tory books, as well as the host of the North­east King­dom Voice on NEK-TV in New­port and Ver­mont Voice on WIKE ra­dio in Derby. Both shows fo­cus on peo­ple, sto­ries, and events re­lat­ing to the North­east King­dom. ABOUT FIRST WED­NES­DAYS

The Ver­mont Hu­man­i­ties Coun­cil’s First Wed­nes­days se­ries is held on the first Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month from Oc­to­ber through May in nine com­mu­ni­ties statewide, fea­tur­ing speak­ers of na­tional and re­gional renown. Talks in New­port are held at Goodrich Me­mo­rial Li­brary. All First Wed­nes­days talks are free and open to the public.

Up­com­ing New­port talks in­clude “The Hu­man Face of War: Com­bat, Heal­ing, and the Hu­man­i­ties” with Sol­dier’s Heart Clinic direc­tor Dr. Ed­ward Tick on April 1; “Life in the Stu­dio” with award-win­ning au­thor and illustrator David Ma­caulay on May 6; and “An Evening with E.B. White” with Dart­mouth pro­fes­sor Nancy Jay Crumbine on June 3 (resched­uled from Fe­bru­ary 4).

The Ver­mont Depart­ment of Li­braries is the statewide un­der­writer of First Wed­nes­days.

Goodrich Me­mo­rial Li­brary is spon­sored by Com­mu­nity Na­tional Bank, Bill and Nancy Cook, and New­port Re­nais­sance Cor­po­ra­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Goodrich Me­mo­rial Li­brary at 802.334.7902, or con­tact the Ver­mont Hu­man­i­ties Coun­cil at 802.262.2626 or info@ver­mon­thu­man­i­ties.org, or visit www.ver­mon­thu­man­i­ties.org.

TheHaskell Free Li­brary in Derby Line, Ver­mont and Stanstead, Que­bec in­vites fam­i­lies to stop by on Tues­day March 3rd to cel­e­brate Take Your Child to the Li­brary Day. TYCLD is an an­nual li­brary aware­ness event that be­gan in Con­necti­cut in 2011 and quickly spread na­tion-wide. TYCLD show­cases what li­braries are do­ing for chil­dren and raises public aware­ness of the im­por­tance of li­brary ser­vices to chil­dren. This is one of the few days in the school year that lo­cal schools on both sides of the bor­der are not in ses­sion and we hope many fam­i­lies will at­tend. There will be ac­tiv­i­ties and giveaways of all sorts through­out the day and a spe­cial all-ages story time at 10:30 a.m.

All li­brary pro­grams are free of charge. For more in­for­ma­tion stop by the li­brary at 93 Caswell Ave., Derby Line or 1 Church, Stanstead. You may also con­tact Li­brar­ian Nancy Rumery at (802) 873-3022 or (819) 876-2471 ext 201. Fol­low us on Face­book or visit our web site www.haskel­lopera.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

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