Read a book to someone you love.

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.