Screening of "Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women"

Date: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: 
Brownell Library
Address: 
6 Lincoln Street
City, State: 
Essex Jct, Vt.
Phone: 
802-878-6955
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

The Brownell Library in Essex Jct., Vt., has received a grant to develop screenings, lectures and other activities related to the American Masters program "Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind ‘Little Women.’" 

On Wednesday, May 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Brownell Library features Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women, the documentary film co-produced by Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. and Thirteen/WNET New York’s American Masters, followed by a discussion led by Mary Lou Kete, Associate Professor of English and Women’s Studies at the University of Vermont.

All programs are free and open to the public. For more information about this and other events, contact the Brownell Library via email, phone 802-878-6955 or visit the library's website.

Louisa May Alcott:  The Woman Behind Little Women, a documentary film co-produced by Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. and Thirteen/WNET New York’s American Masters, and a biography of the same name written by Harriet Reisen.  Louisa May Alcott programs in libraries are sponsored by the American Library Association Public Programs Office with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Vermont Public Television and Vermont Humanities Council are in concert with Brownell Library.  Brownell Library is also grateful for the support of Friends of Brownell Library and The Brownell Library Foundation. 

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Outdoor Journal
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501
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Sailing
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Lake Champlain, stretching 121 miles in length, is the sixth largest lake in the U.S. The rugged shoreline, rocky outcroppings and ever changing winds challenge sailors of all abilities. One of the oldest sailing clubs in the country, Lake Champlain Yacht Club in Shelburne, Vermont, has offered sailing instruction and hosted weekly races on Lake Champlain for 118 years. Join host Marianne Eaton as she "gets her sea legs" and experiences why sailing has captivated people for centuries.

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OJ 501 Seg 1

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Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
501
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Bow Fishing
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From trolling for trout and salmon to jigging for pan fish, Lake Champlain has something to offer to just about any angler. However, one of the big lake's most unique fishing opportunities is experienced by few fishermen — bow fishing for carp, bowfin and long nose gar. These prehistoric fish are seldom caught by anglers, but may be taken year round with a bow and arrow. On calm sunny days, they can be found swimming in shallow shore waters where they provide bow fishermen with exciting and sometimes non-stop action. It's part fishing, part hunting and a great way for bow hunters to keep their shooting skills sharp during the long off-season. Host Lawrence Pyne joins longtime bow fishermen Steve and Mike Beyor on the shallow waters of Missisquoi Bay for an exciting day of bow fishing..

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Outdoor Journal
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502
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Header: 
Geocaching
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In today's world of high technology, we don't often dream up images of perilous treasure hunts leading to buried riches. But in fact, it is the availability of computer technology that has led to a new breed of treasure seekers, geocachers. With only a personal computer, anyone can retrieve clues and the global positioning coordinates to millions of "treasure" sites all over the world. Curious? Join us as we set off on this adventure of geocaching and discover its real value is not just the treasure hidden at the end of the trail.

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OJ 502 Seg 2

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Outdoor Journal
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502
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Header: 
Wildlife Habitat
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As a landowner, there's nothing more satisfying than to see deer, turkey and other wildlife using your property. But as more and more land is lost to development, the importance of managing habitat for wildlife is increasing. With the help of representatives from Wildlife Habitat Consultants, as well as state and federal wildlife biologists, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has sponsored workshops to educate landowners on the benefits of habitat improvements.

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OJ 502 Seg 1

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Outdoor Journal
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502
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Fishing the Upper Connecticut River
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When it comes to trout fishing, the upper Connecticut River is a cut above. As it winds its way south between the rugged mountains of northern New Hampshire and northeastern Vermont, New England's longest river offers miles of lightly fished water home to brook, brown and rainbow trout. And the scenic beauty is almost as good as the fishing. The best way to experience this water is to float the river, as we discovered when we hooked up with the oldest drift boat guide services in the North Country for a wonderful afternoon of trout fishing on the upper Connecticut River.

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OJ 503 Seg 2

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Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
503
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Bobsledding
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Imagine you are an Olympic athlete, standing at the starting line. All the coaching and training have culminated in this final, glorious race...

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OJ 503 Seg 1

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Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
503
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Moose Hunt
Body: 

After a hiatus of nearly 90 years, moose hunting was reintroduced in northern New England in the mid to late 1980s. Wildlife biologists in the states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont issue moose hunting permits through a lottery system to help stabilize the growth of the moose population. Join host Lawrence Pyne as his name is finally drawn in New Hampshire for the 2005 moose season. When it comes to hunting big game in New England, nothing compares to the thrill of pursuing moose, North America's largest deer.

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OJ 504 Seg 3

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
504
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Header: 
Snowkiting
Body: 

Discover the sport of snowkiting! Skiers and snowboarders no longer need to wait in lift lines. With a little wind to fill their kites, they can cruise a frozen lake or field. Snowkiters can reach speeds of 60 mph, jump and land gently back on the ground. Host Marianne Eaton takes a lesson from Rachael Miller, a certified instructor from Stormboarding, a Vermont business that specializes in wind sports. Then we visit Sand Bar State Park, and the frozen surface of Lake Champlain for the 3rd Annual Stormboarding Kitestorm.

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OJ 504 Seg 2

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
504
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Forage Fish Sampling
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Rainbow smelt are an important sport fish in the winter as well as the primary source of food for walleye and salmonids. Maintaining the balance between forage fish like smelt and species like walleye, salmon and lake trout is critical to a healthy population of fish. Each summer fisheries biologists trawl portions of the lake to get an estimate of the forage fish populations. The information gathered is just one more piece in the puzzle that determines stocking and daily limit numbers on Lake Champlain.

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