Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 7pm
Poetry Reading: James Shea
James Shea is the author of The Lost Novel (2014) and Star in the Eye (2008), which was selected for the Fence Modern Poets Series, named as a Favorite Book of 2008 by the Chicago Sun-Times, and included in the Poetry Society of America’s New American Poets series. His poems have appeared in anthologies such as The New Census: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry (2013) and Isn’t It Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets (2004). A former Fulbright Scholar in Hong Kong, he has taught at Nebraska Wesleyan University, the University of Chicago’s Committee on Creative Writing, Columbia College Chicago’s MFA Program in Poetry, DePaul University, and as a poet-in-residence in the Chicago public schools, where he received The Poetry Center of Chicago’s Gwendolyn Brooks Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing at Hong Kong Baptist University.
We are happy to announce that Align to Health is the Hardwick and Lake Elmore Food Sponsor! Dr. Steve Sobel will be riding in the Century Ride. If you see him please thank him for his sponsorship! Money raised supports children's literacy!
Spotlight: Great Play Discussion
August 12, 5:15-6:15 at Lost Nation Theater
Gruesome Playground Injuries
By Rajiv Joseph
2010 Pulitzer Prize Finalist
An accident prone dare devil and a corrosive masochist navigate friendship, love and the squishy parts that lie in between. In a series of non-linear vignettes that bounce over three decades of a relationship, Doug and Kayleen meet in a school nurse’s office, and from there build a complex connection over a lifetime of injuries, both physical and emotional. Truly a different type of love story, Gruesome Playground Injuries will leave you smarting from its sharp humor and sharper insights. Copies of this play are available at the library.
Two New York actors will do scenes for us - stay tuned for more details!
Some patrons have been confused by recent news reports of reduced library hours. That is happening at the Vermont State Library located at the Pavilion Building in Montpelier, which reduced its hours effective July 1st.
But the Kellogg-Hubbard is still open our regular 50+ hours/week!
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