Join us at the Library for Free comic book day. Comics will be given out all day. Try new board games from 12:30 to 2:30, courtesy of The Book Garden. Facepainting from 1-2. Costume Contest at 3, with prizes!
The Kellogg-Hubbard Library is happy to present our PoemCity 2016 presentations in celebration of National Poetry Month in April. Take a look at the list of programs here and mark your calendars for the must-not-miss programs.
For a list of the poems and locations please click here! You can print out a copy to take around town as you read the poems.
Poems listed under Rite-Aid are displayed in the windows of 54 Main Street
“The Gathering Light”- Katie Spring, Worcester
“Lost Bird”-Sally Baldwin, Lincoln
“Missed Calling”- Buzz Surwillo, Montpelier
“Chance Meeting”-Alice Gilborn, East Dorset
“Camel’s Hump”-Esther Farnsworth, Montpelier
“Deluge”-Althea Brown, Montpelier
Saturday, April 30 at 1:30 pm
Nature Poems, Favorite Poems-PoemCity
What poems have influenced and inspired you in your life? Join Diana Whitney, the poetry columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and author of the prizewinning poetry debut WANTING IT, and Dede Cummings, publisher and editor at Green Writers Press, for a lively discussion of some of their favorite nature poetry. We’ll read classics like Wordsworth, Yeats, and Frost, as well as contemporary poets like Jane Kenyon and Cleopatra Mathis, and then talk openly about why and how their voices speak to us. Bring a copy of your favorite poem if you wish. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier.
Tuesday, May 3 at 6:00 pm
Just Eat It Film and Discussion
We all love food. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. In a nation where one in 10 people is food insecure, the images they capture of squandered groceries are both shocking and strangely compelling. Join Allison Levine, Community Harvest of Central VT, Bryan Oakleaf, VT Agency of Natural Resources, Misse Axelrod, The Barn Yard, and Kari Bradley, Hunger Mountain Coop for a panel discussion following the film. Sponsored By NOFA-VT and The Skinny Pancake.
Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St, Montpelier.
Wednesday, May 4 at 7:00 pm
Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis
Writer Reeve Lindbergh tells how the Spirit of St. Louis , the plane in which 25-year-old Charles Lindbergh made his non-stop New York-to-Paris flight, was also the vehicle that brought together her father and mother, and established a family. 1st Wednesdays: A Vermont Humanities Council program. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St, Montpelier.
Thursday, May 5 at 6:30 pm
Human-Powered is a multi-media presentation highlighting fifteen years of human-powered mountain adventures logged by local photographers and storytellers, Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson, of Moretown. Mohr will blend still photographs and video footage with some off-the-cuff narration, and take the audience from the rugged nooks of our own Green Mountains to the remote wilds of Chile's Rio Baker Valley, East Greenland's Schweizerland Alps, the high Arctic of Norway, and beyond... He'll touch on what it takes to plan for these adventures, the great joys and challenges encountered along the way, lessons learned, and why the conservation of both backyard and backcountry wildlands is so valuable to us all. Questions and comments are welcomed through the presentation, and time for some discussion will follow the main presentation. VT Reads- a Vermont Humanities Council program. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St, Montpelier.
Saturday, May 7 All Day
Free Comic Book Day!
Comics are filled with fun stories of fantastic heroism. Everyone can find some theme to relate to in the pages and themes of a comic book! We invite you to join us in a celebration of this art form by coming by the library to pick one up for free! There will also be board games starting at 12:30 pm, Face-painting starting at 1:00 pm, a special appearance from the 501st New England Stormtrooper Garrison at 2:00 pm and a superhero costume contest at 3:00 pm with prizes for the winners! Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602
Tuesday May 10 at 7:00pm
Syria: Remember Me –
Storytelling with author Deborah Felmeth
This book bears witness in words and images to the strong, dignified, beautiful, and complex lives of the Syrian people—from the fertile Euphrates River Valley to the wide-open expanse of the great Syrian Desert, from the maze of overflowing markets to the spacious interiors of gold-domed mosques. The photographs in this collection were taken over two decades, between 1991 and 2011 and precede the war that now sweeps this beleaguered land.
Wednesday, May 11 at 7:00 pm
Peace Officer: Film and Discussion
William “Dub” Lawrence, the founder of Utah's first SWAT unit, investigates the death of his son-in-law and other shootings related to an increase in violent SWAT team raids. After the film a discussion will be led by Montpelier Police Chief Anthony Facos and Mark Hughes co-founder of Justice For All. Sponsored by ITVS Indie-Lens Pop-Up and VTPBS.
Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 pm
YA Book Discussion: The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle
“Katie is on the verge of herRumspringa,the time in Amish life when teenagers can get a taste of the real world. But the real world comes to her in this dystopian tale with a philosophical bent. Rumors of massive unrest on the “Outside” abound. Something murderous is out there. Amish elders make a rule: No one goes outside, and no outsiders come in. But when Katie finds a gravely injured young man, she can’t leave him to die. She smuggles him into her family’s barn—at what cost to her community? The suspense of this vividly told, truly horrific thriller will keep the pages turning.”-Goodreads
Copies of the Book will be available at the library. In the East Montpelier Room.
Monday, May 16 at 6:30 pm
Speaking of Dying: Film and Discussion
The real work of dying begins with talking about it. This program will help people to start developing end-of-life plans. The film, Speaking of Dying, was produced in the state of Washington, which enacted Death with Dignity legislation in 2008 (five years before Vermont). It touches on advance directives and the importance of discussing end-of-life wishes – whatever they may be – with family and friends. More about the film can be found at www.speakingofdying.com.
Sponsored by the Unitarian Church of Montpelier and Kellogg-Hubbard Library.
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