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Bristol talk to focus on plight of refugees

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Refugees are ordinary people caught in an extraordinary situation. Learn about the transition faced by refugees who arrive in our state each year to find a safe haven on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol. The presentation, “First Welcome for Refugees: Laying Solid Foundations for Renewed Lives in the U.S.,” is the latest installment of the One World Library Project and is supported in part by the Vermont Humanities Council.

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Films, books and speakers bring the world to Bristol: One World Library Project builds bridges, expands community

Posted on October 12, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — “It’s always been just five women,” said Anne Majusiak of Bristol’s One World Library Project.

But looking at the non-profit group’s contributions over the past nine years, it seems that five women (plus a coterie of helpful volunteers) can bring the world to Bristol — and show the local community the diversity of cultures and heritages it holds within itself.

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Sharrow to discuss how immigrants preserve culture and enrich Vermont

Posted on October 9, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Vermont is often described as culturally homogenous, yet nearly a third of Vermonters have French Canadian ancestry. There is a long history of European immigration to the state’s urban centers, and recent years have brought waves of new Vermonters from Southeast Asia, North Africa and the Middle East.

In a free program presented by the One World Library Project, folklorist Gregory Sharrow will discuss these influences on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol.

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One World Library to feature two migrant farmworker outreach programs

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — As we are reminded by recent events, Vermont’s economy depends on the support of migratory agricultural workers. On Thursday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m., Julia Doucet and Naomi Wolcott-MacCausland will present “Supporting Vermont’s Migrant Farmworkers: Huertas Project and El Viaje Mas Caro”a presentationabouttwo programs designed to address the unique needs of this population. The event is hosted by the One World Library Project and will take place at the Lawrence Memorial Library at 40 North Street in Bristol.

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Instructor to share insights on Aikido

Posted on April 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL– Aikido holds a unique place among martial arts forms.Although it includes the lineage of ancient forms, Aikido was developed in Japan in the twentieth century. The One World Library Project brings Aikido practitioner and instructor Linda White to Lawrence Memorial Library on Thursday, April 13 from 7-8:30 p.m. to discuss and demonstrate this non-violent martial art form.

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Muslim Girls Making Change will bring slam poetry to Bristol

Posted on January 30, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Four Vermont Muslim teen slam poets who call themselves “Muslim Girls Making Change”will share their experiences at a One World Library Project program in Bristol in February. The teens, who are juniors at Burlington and South Burlington High School, perform slam poetry to express their passionate concerns. They will present and discuss their work on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Holley Hall in Bristol at a free event hosted by the One World Library Project and sponsored by Bristol Friends of the Arts.

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Locals walk Medieval pilgrimage trail

Posted on January 9, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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ADDISON COUNTY — Pilgrims have been journeying to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, for over a thousand years. This past summer, a handful of local travelers were among the hundreds of thousands estimated to have walked some part of the “Way of Saint James” pilgrimage in 2016 alone.

Several of these Vermonters will discuss their experiences on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route (or simply the “Camino”) at Bristol’s Lawrence Memorial Library this Thursday at 7 p.m.

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Henna artist to offer history, culture talk

Posted on September 15, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — The ancient and sacred art of body adornment using henna will be explored in this month’s program of the One World Library Project in Bristol. Henna artist Bridgette Bartlett will present “Henna: History, Culture and Rituals” on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol.

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Couple shares their experiences in Bali

Posted on November 18, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — The Indonesian island of Bali will be featured at this month’s program of the One World Library Project. “Bali: Consciousness, Culture and Community” will be presented by Drs. Carla and David Osgood on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol.

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