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Monday, August 25, 2008

Programs at the Library

It's that time again! In September we will host quite a variety of programs, speakers, series, authors and just plain fun!

The Healthier Living Worshop, a six week series, will be offered for the second time here at the library beginning Thursday, September 4th from 1:30pm to 4pm. Moderators, Anne Ferguson and Bonnie Alexander from the Vermont Department of Health, will be on hand to teach you how to deal with frustration, fatigue, and pain, improve strength, flexibility, and endurance, manage medications, learn healthy eating habits… and much more. Since space is limited you have to register ahead of time by calling the Central Vermont Medical Center Community Health and Education Department 802-371-4198 or email

Johnson State College Professor Frederick Wiseman will show a movie, Darkness Falls, and discuss the discovery of Lake Champlain in 1609 by Samuel Champlain from a native perspective. This is part of Vermont Archaeology Month a partnership between Vermont Archaeological Society and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.

Two authors will talk about their books: Madelyn Holmes and Ann Micou. Holmes' book, Students and Teachers of the New China, will be interesting in light of what television viewers saw during the Olympics. Micou's book, A Guide to Fiction Set in Vermont for Children & Young Adults, presents descriptions of 441 picture books, easy readers, and children’s and young adult fiction with a Vermont setting and published between 1838 and 2007.
Holmes will be here on Wednesday, September 17 at 7pm and Micou on Thursday, September 25 at 7pm.

On Wednesday, September 10 at 7pm poet and essayist Jim Schley will talk about why he still loves Robert Frost. He will tell us why this complicated poet (and difficult, cantankerous man) continues to engage his and other modern sensibilities and imaginations.

We have something really fun for Displaced Southerners! We are looking for folks raised in the south that miss their southern friends, food, accent and culture. So, if you or someone you know is a “displaced southerner” and feels the need to visit with folks that share their heritage or just want to eat and “tawk” with other folks who know what pink eyed purple hull peas are, mark your calendar for September 23 at 6:30pm.

Another three-week series on Mondays at 6:30pm is called, DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS ABOUT AGING –for elders and those who care for and about them. This free series will show you how to have“less difficult” conversations with your family members that resolve crucial issues related to aging.

Monday, September 15: Get a grip on family history so you can talk about the money
Monday, September 22: Deal with fears lurking in discussions about health
Monday, September 29: Sort out the relationship between home and identity.

Co-sponsored by Montpelier Community Justice Center, Central Vermont Council on Aging & KHL

Don't forget to pick up a program schedule at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library!

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