Read a book to someone you love.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Vermont Art Zine Review

There's a great art exhibit at the library called, The Art of Creative Aging.  This juried show is sponsored by the Central Vermont Council on Aging.  It's well worth a visit to the library to view this collection of art by 26 artists.  Read the view at the Vermont Art Zine.  The exhibit goes through June.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

This week at the Library!

Tuesday, May 18th, at 7pm

Everyone's Child is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children around the globe, particularly those who live in impoverished circumstances. Ruth Young, Ed.D. and Carol Vassar, MD will be presenting this program. Young and Vassar traveled to Kenya in December 2009 to conduct medical clinics for Everyone's Child.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 7pm

Discussion of The Day of the Pelican with scholar Francette Cerulli.

The Day of the Pelican is the 2010 Vermont Reads book by Katherine Paterson, Library of Congress's 2010 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. The library has several copies of this book and the discussion is free and open to the public.

Thursday, May 20, 2010 6-8pm

Harvesting the Rain

Rainwater catchment is a water stewardship approach to handling this often abundant but oh-so-essential natural resource. Join permaculture designer Mark Krawczyk from Keyline Vermont to learn how to treat this critical resource as the gift it truly is. Presented by Transition Town Montpelier.

Special Storytime Guest Musician Robert Morgan

May 18, 19, and 21 at 10:30am

Robert will show off his many strange instruments including bouzouki, pennywhistle, shuttle pipes, digeridoo, concertina and even the human beat box! Come ready to dance!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Celebrating National Poetry Month in April

Robin Sales, our Library Director, asked me if we could do something special for National Poetry Month.  Sure, I said.  Well, we will be celebrating in a big way with POETRY Alive!  Montpelier Alive and KHL are working to present a project highlighting Vermont poets by posting or painting poems in storefronts and all around the library.  Some of the poets are famous - Galway Kinnell, Jane Shore, Ellen Bryant Voigt and others are your neighbors - high school students to older folks living around town.  We have poems from more than 85 poets whose work will be on display.  We're printing a guide to let you know where the poems are located.

Read more about this project at Phayvanh Leukhamhan's website.   Phayvanh is one of the coordinators of this project.  She and Ryan Deery, a Vista member working at KHL are been invaluable in organizing POETRY Alive!  You can catch the two of them, Robin Sakes, and Suzanne Eikenberry, Executive Director of Montpelier Alive tomorrow on Main Street posting poems from Montpelier High School in the old Capital Video storefront. This is a sneak peak of what's to come.

Vermont College of Fine Arts helped recruit poets for us and will also have a poetry reading on April 23, 2010 in conjuction with ART Walk.  More on that later.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Book Review - poem

This poem is by a great library volunteer, Theodore Hoppe.  Enjoy!

The Book Review

From the beloved bestselling author

A tale full of intrigue and murder

An excursion into the world of suspense

and misadventure

Weaving together the high tech fixing

Of a string of unexpected events

The quintesstial tale of music,

The truths and lies we tell ourselves

About life and love

Such an implausible mixture

Is only slightly less amazing than the facts

A loving moving laugh-out loud celebration

Of special friends and family

Suspenseful and morally complex

Whose meaning resonates

Probing the seamy underside of

A dark romantic and captivating secret

Unforgettable, instructive and moving

Told in a down to earth amusing and agenda free tone

A captivating examination of culture,

Race, class, death and rebirth.


and as painfuly allurring as it is dangerous

Written with more warmth and grace than

we are likely to see again.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Book Group Choices

What is your book group reading? My book group is reading, My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor. Please tell us what your group is reading.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Town Meeting Day

We're happy to report that Calais, East Montpelier, Montpelier, and Worcester residents voted yes to support the Kellogg-Hubbard Library!  I haven't heard yet from Berlin and Worcester. Thank you everyone!

*Update*  It appears that Berlin has also voted to support the Kellogg-Hubbard Library!
*Another Update*  All towns and the city of Montpelier voted to support the library! 
Everyone is smiling around here today. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Start dreaming of riding your bike!

Mark you calendars for the 7th Annual Onion River Century Ride - Saturday, July 31, 2010.  More to come on this exciting annual bike ride to benefit the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

Town Meeting Day in Montpelier

This year the Kellogg-Hubbard Library's request for funding from the city of Montpelier is in a different place than in recent years.  Our entire funding request is in one place - Article 10.  None of it is in the city budget - this is the change.  This decision was made by the city council. Also, we were notified by the city that our funding request was in Article 9 so our newspaper ads asked voters to vote yes on Article 9.  It turns out that our request is Article 10.  Please support the library by voting yes on Article 10!  Our request is level funded - the exact same amount as last year. Thank you for your support!

Let it snow!

The library closed early today - at 5pm - because of the snow.  This evening's program, China: Economy vs Environment with Montreal political scientist and China expert Loic Tasse,  will be re-scheduled at a later date. We'll be looking at the weather report for tomorrow, too.  Ron Krupp's program is scheduled for tomorrow night. We make decisions about program cancellation by 1pm the day of the program and post it on our website and also on Facebook.  Did you know that you can become a fan of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library on Facebook?  
If you want books and other materials we recommend that you come earlier in the day tomorrow - just in case we close early again.

Monday, January 4, 2010

First Week of January at KHL

Books for your collection!
The winter book sale still has plenty of good books left.  There are some great buys waiting for you.

First Wednesdays Program: This week, Wednesday at 7pm,  David Schutz will talk about the State House and its political, architectural and cultural significance and tell stories of its past, its recent renovations and its central place in the hearts of Vermonters.

Vermont READS! 2010
We have copies of the book, The Day of the Pelican by Katherine Paterson.  This is the new Vt Humanities Council VT READS book.  Katherine has just been named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature!