4TH ANNUAL CABIN FEVER SPELLING BEE
A Spelling Bee for adults at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library
On Saturday, February 20 at 7pm, join us for an evening of fun and excitement as 12 local writers compete against 12 readers in a spelling bee for adults. This event will raise money for the library and provide a welcomed respite from cabin fever.
Poet Sydney Lea will be the pronouncer of words for the spelling bee. Lea says that this is one of his favorite activities of the year! Representing the Writers Team are: Kevin Brown, Charlie Barasch, David Carkeet, David Goodman, Tom Greene, Roberta Harold, Geof Hewitt, Rowan Jacobsen, Willem Lange, Kerrin McCadden, Ellen Miles, and Brett Stanciu.
You can sign up to be on the Readers Team at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. We will be choosing names by lottery on February 16.
There is a new team format this year. The Spelling Bee teams will participate in a predetermined number of rounds, 4 or 5, with every team member being given a word to spell in each round. No one goes out if they spell a word incorrectly. Each correctly spelled word will earn the team one point. At the end of the rounds the total team score for each is tallied, and the team with the most points wins. This means that the strength of the team as a whole determines the winner.
Wordmeisters are Rick Winston, Andrea Serota, George Spaulding and Lindy Biggs.
We all know writers can write, but can they spell? In past years we’ve seen that the Readers Team has given the Writers Team a run for the money. Who do you think will win this year?
Bring pen and paper as you will certainly learn some new words!
Tickets are $12 each and are on sale now at the adult circulation desk, and $15 at the door.
It's been a great ride and we could not have had such a successful 12 years of the Onion River Century Ride without you! The Kellogg-Hubbard Library thanks the great folks at Onion River Sports for organizing the century ride. The library was the recipient of funds raised from this fun event. We received awards from Vermont Sports as the “Best Century Ride in Vermont” and Yankee Magazine highlighted it as an event not to miss. Over the years the cyclists have told us that they loved the ride, the food and the volunteers.
It took a team of people to put on the Century Ride – and we thank everyone involved. We worked with great partners and sponsors. We had a lot of fun with Ken Squire, Tom Beardsley and Erik Michaels of WDEV and thank them for their fantastic radio coverage. Mountain View Snack Bar in Hardwick, Sugar Mill Farm in Barton and Albany Community School were great hosts for our food stops. Our sponsors: Primmer Piper Eggleston and Cramer, Twin City Subaru, Align to Health and Hunger Mountain Coop were essential to the financial success of the ride. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Last year there were 26 local restaurants, bakeries and businesses who donated food and drink for the BBQ and NECI students were phenomenal grilling the chicken and tempeh and organizing the food. The volunteers who baked goodies for the food stops were heroes to the cyclists! The other heroes were the therapists from Choice Physical Therapy who helped cyclists recover from their rides.
Over the years, organizing the ride has become increasingly complicated and as the number of other century rides has increased, the number of cyclists and money raised have both declined. We are grateful to Onion River Sports for the good run that we had.
Thursday, February 11at 6:30 pm
Jennifer Armstrong’s Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World (Part 3 of 4)
Shackleton failed in this mission but his epic struggles with ice, wind, cold and the unforgiving southern ocean made him a legend in his own time. Read aloud by Nancy Schulz. There will be time for discussion at the end of each reading 2016 VT Reads book sponsored by VHC
Saturday, February 13
Drawing for Bear Pond Book Basket!
The library will pick the lucky winner who will take home a fantastic basket from Bear Pond Books! The Basket has 2 new books, a $25 dollar Bear Pond gift card and a wonderful mug. This basket makes a great Valentine’s Day gift for that special reader in your life.
Tuesday, February 16 at 6:30 pm
New Latinos documentary Film and Discussion
Episode 4 of PBS Latino Americans series highlights the swelling immigration from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic that stretches from the post-World War II years into the early 1960s as the new arrivals seek economic opportunities. Discussion after the film will be led by UVM Professor Luis Vivanco. VHC Latino Americans program series
Thursday, February 18 at 6:00 pm
A Vermont Carbon Tax: How Might it Affect Working Families and People with Low Incomes?
A forum to address the effects of a carbon tax on people with low incomes and working families will be held in Montpelier at the Unitarian Church. A panel presentation will be followed by an open discussion. Panelists will be Karen Lafayette from the Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council, Traven Leyshon, President of the Green Mountain Labor Council, Representative Tony Klein, Chairman of the Vermont House Committee on Natural Resources & Energy, and Sandra Levine, Senior Attorney for the Vermont Conservation Law Foundation. Transition Town Montpelier series. Program will be held at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier.
Saturday, February 20 at 7:00 pm
Cabin Fever Spelling Bee!
Come out to the library for this great annual contest between local writers and readers! Now with a new team format see which group will be this year’s spelling champion. The writer’s team includes Roberta Harold, David Goodman, Rowan Jacobsen, Brett Stanciu, Willem Lange, David Carkeet and others. Tickets are $12 in advance $15 at the door get yours today.
Want to be on the Readers Team? Sign up at the adult circulation desk. We will have a drawing to choose who will be on the team.
Mondays, (February 22, February 29, and March 7) at 6:30 pm
Reading Freud with Psychologist Peter Burmeister
This 5-part class has been conceived as a very brief introduction to the writings of this remarkable man. Selected readings will include excerpts from The Interpretation of Dreams, Totem and Taboo, selected case histories, and the classical drama Oedipus Rex. Copies of the readings are available at the library.
Wednesday, February 24 at 6:30 pm
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz Book Discussion
The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is the tale of a boy whose dreams of finding love and writing epic fantasy elude him as his family flees from the Dominican Republic to the USA. This tale of love and perseverance is set against a backdrop of Dominican-American history. Discussion will be led by UVM Professor John Waldron. VHC “Fleeing Dictatorship” series. Copies of the book are available at the library.
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