Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie 4th Thursday Film Series

6:30 PM, January-June

Thursday, May 28 – 6:30 PM

Part 5 Facilitator Frank Bryan

Part Five – Ceres’ Children

Part Five takes a deeper look at some of Vermont’s cherished traditions: participatory democracy and the conservation ethic, from the ideas of George Perkins Marsh, one of America’s rst environmentalists, to contemporary volunteer groups and activist movements. e lm captures 21st century debates over natural resources, then circles back in time to show how these concerns originate in the ethics of farmers, who depended on the natural world for their survival. e disappearance of dairy farms has raised a tough question: how big is too big? How can Vermont survive in a world economy? Can Vermont be a model for small, local and self-sufficient farming?


5th Annual Tenney Fest

Saturday, June 6, 2015

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Tenney Memorial Library

Rte. 5 Newbury VT

Good Morning Treats 9-11 am

Book Sale 9:00 am

Silent Auction: Bidding ends at 12:55 pm

Picnic: burgers, dogs & Salads, drinks 11:00 am

Emmy’s Hot Fudge Sundaes 11:00 am

Music by Brian Emerson & the Muddy Roads

Jennings & Ponder

Master Story Teller 1:00 pm

Traditional World Folktales

interwoven with Celtic Music

The Tenney Fest is our major fundraising event and provides a significant part of our operating budget.



Newbury Author Michelle Arnosky Sherburne’s


 Thursday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m

In October 1864, approximately twenty-one Confederate soldiers took over St. Albans, Vermont.  This northernmost land action of the Civil War ignited wartime fear and anger in every Northern state. The raiders fired on townspeople as they stole horses and robbed the local banks.  St. Albans men organized to chase the Rebels out of town, and the perpetrators eventually stood trial in Canada, causing international ramifications for years to come.

On Thursday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m., Michelle Arnosky Sherburne will lead readers through the drama, triumph, and legacy of the Confederate raid as she discusses her research and her latest book.


The Vermont Movie 4th Thursday Film Series

Thursday, June 25 – 6:30 PM

Part Six – People’s Power

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Part Six tackles contemporary tensions over energy, independence, the environment and the state’s future. Chronicling the struggle to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, it reveals the power of protest, the inuence of lobbyists and the importance of town meeting debate and a citizen legislature. It follows the battle over windmills in Lowell—a struggle over scale, aesthetics and environmental impacts—and explores thorny questions about economics, sovereignty and climate change. Finally, the devastating impacts of
Hurricane Irene reveal the power not only of nature, but of people and community.

The film will be followed by a discussion and refreshments.  Free, all welcome.

Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie is a six-part collaborative documentary produced by several dozen Vermont-based filmmakers.  Using personal stories, rare footage, interviews and original reenactments, the series explores the history and contemporary culture of our state–and how one small state has made a very big difference.  Each part is 80 minutes long and it’s not necessary to see them in order.