This is the adult programs category description.
Wednesday, May 3 at 7:00 pm
The Meaning of Faith in Christian and Jewish Thought
Ronald B. Sobel, Senior Rabbi Emeritus of the world’s largest Jewish house of worship, examines the similarities and differences in the idea and reality of faith as understood and lived in both religions. Part of the First Wednesdays Montpelier free lecture series, hosted by the Kellogg-Hubbard Library and sponsored by the VT Humanities Council. Learn more: http://bit.ly/
First Wednesdays at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library
Wednesday, November 7, 7:00 pm
Author Natalie Kinsey-Warnock discusses the family stories that inspire her books and the importance of saving family stories. She shows her grandmother’s quilts that formed the basis for her book, The Canada Geese Quilt. A Vermont Humanities Council program.
Monday, May 1 at 6:00 pm
Using time-lapse satellite imagery and anecdote Michael Cerulli Billingsley will attempt to illustrate how a warming Arctic climate is dramatically changing our local weather patterns, the severity of storms, changing ecosystems of plants and bugs, and just how warm things are getting to be. A resident of Plainfield, Michael Cerulli Billingsley, has been writing about and doing personal research about climate history for about 15 years, beginning with his study of paleoclimate as it impacted the Atlantic cultures of ancient Europe. Co-sponsored by the Kellogg-Hubbard Library and Transition Town Montpelier.
The Kellogg-Hubbard's sister library, Biblioteca La Chispa, is located in the La Chispa neighborhood of Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Since its opening in May 2002, it has been a valued community resource for local adults and children alike.
StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children — and adults! — to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children's book are attached to wooden stakes, which are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll down the trail, you're directed to the next page in the story.
StoryWalks® have been installed in 50 states and 11 countries including, Germany, Canada, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia and Pakistan! They are always received with appreciation.
StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and has developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.
If you are interested in having a StoryWalk® in your community, The StoryWalk Project- FAQ March 2017 Update.doc.
If you are interested in borrowing a StoryWalk® book click here to download the list of books that are available.
Falmouth Public Library in Massachusetts featured StoryWalk® and Anne Ferguson in their Fall 2012 Early Childhood Resource Center Newsletter. Click on the picture to download and read!
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A young reader enjoying a StoryWalk®...
Thu 27 – Vermont Poets at VCFA
7 pm | VCFA, 36 College Street, The Chapel in College Hall
Come listen to some of Vermont's finest voices as they read their poetry. Spend the evening with Didi Jackson, Major Jackson, Alison Prine, Karla Van Vliet and Diana Whitney as they share their words, thoughts and emotions.
Fri 28 – Writing About the Natural World with George Longenecker
1-4 pm | Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St
Vermont is rich with natural beauty. Learn how to turn environmental images into meaningful poems that accurately reflect the natural world. Each participant will leave the workshop with with the first draft of a poem. Limit: 12 participants. Pre-registration required by calling the library at 223-3338.
Sat 29 – Poetry Reading: “The Catamount” by Sarah Van Arsdale
10:30 am | Kellogg-Hubbard Library
Come join Sarah as she reads her narrative poem about the Vermont catamount. This reading is perfect for children 8 and older and adults. You'll enjoy her watercolor illustrations. Copies of "The Catamount" was recently published by Nomadic Press.
Sat 29 – Reception of the Art Resources Association Art & Poetry Exhibit
1-3 pm | City Center, 89 Main St
Members of the Art Resource Association teamed up with local poets to present visual art and poetry. Come enjoy these creative expressions and speak with the artists and poets who collaborated to produce this exhibit.
Sat 29 – Poetry Slam
5 pm | River Rock School, North Group classroom, Center for Arts & Learning, 46 Barre St
Join Slam Master Geof Hewitt at the Center for Arts and Learning for an evening of poetry performed by participants age 8 and above, including adults. This is a traditional slam with original writing only and a 3-minute time limit. Participants should be prepared with 2 original pieces of writing. Look forward to a spirited, fun competition.