martha canfield library

PO Box 267 • 528 East Arlington Road, Arlington, VT • 05250
802.375.6153 •

  • Tuesday — 9:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Wednesday — 9:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Thursday — 9:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Friday — 2:00PM – 6:00PM
  • Saturday — 10:00AM – 3:00PM

Russell Collection

Open 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Tuesdays or by appointment

Martha Canfield Library E-news Special

Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie Discussion Series

In celebration of the release of Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie, the Vermont Humanities Council has launched a film discussion series in partnership with the filmmakers. This series will take place on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 in the Library’s meeting room starting February 1.

Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie is a six-part collaborative documentary produced by several dozen Vermont-based filmmakers. Using personal stories, rare footage, compelling interviews, and original reenactments, the film explores the history and contemporary culture of the Green Mountain State. Vermonters past and present — from Abenaki and early settlers, fugitives from slavery, farmers, historians, politicians, and activists, to newcomers moving “back to the land” — tell how one small state has made a very big difference. The Vermont Humanities Council supported Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie with a grant.
  • Sunday, February 1 - Part One: “A Very New Idea” explores the Native and Colonial roots from which Vermont grew.
  • Sunday, February 15 - Part Two: “Under the Surface” explores labor wars, eugenics, the McCarthy era, and progressive Republicanism.
  • Sunday, March 1 - Part Three: “Refuge, Reinvention, and Revolution” explores innovation, interstates, and counter-culture.
  • Sunday, March 15 - Part Four: “Doers and Shapers” explores progressivism in education and state law from Act 250 to civil unions.
  • Sunday, March 29 - Part Five: “Ceres’ Children” explores participatory democracy and ethics in conservation and farming.
  • Sunday, April 12 - Part Six: “People’s Power” explores contemporary tensions over energy, independence, climate, and the state’s future.

So come on in!

Tues. & Thurs. 9 - 8  
Wed. 9 - 5; Fri. 2 - 6;
Sat. 10 - 3
Closed Sun. & Mon.
Russell Collection: Tues. 9 - 5, or by appointment


Martha Canfield Memorial Free Library, 528 E. Arlington Rd., P.O. Box 267, Arlington, VT 05250 (across from Arlington High School)

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