An Evening at the Library
On the first Saturday each December, the Kellogg-Hubbard is transformed into an inviting and glamorous venue, complete with live music, hors d'oeuvres, wine, and honored guest speakers.
Enjoy the building's elegant architecture and warm ambiance, while mingling with fellow library lovers among the stacks! This is one of central Vermont's most beloved gala events.
On Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 6:30pm we will honor local author Rowan Jacobsen.
Rowan's newest book is The Essential Oyster highlights the world's greatest oysters and is filled with gorgeous images. Rowan is the author of A Geography of Oysters, Fruitless Fall, The Living Shore, American Terroir, Shadows on the Gulf, and Apples of Uncommon Character. He has written for the New York Times, Harper’s, Outside, Mother Jones, Orion,Vice, and others, and his work has been anthologized in The Best American Science & Nature Writing and Best Food Writing collections. He has won a couple of James Beard Awards, an IACP award, and some others. HisOutside Magazine piece “Heart of Dark Chocolate” received the Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers for best adventure story of the year, and his Harper’spiece “The Homeless Herd” was named best magazine piece of the year by the Overseas Press Club. He was an Alicia Patterson Foundation fellow, writing about endangered diversity on the borderlands between India, Myanmar, and China, and a McGraw Center for Business Journalism Fellow, writing about the disruptive potential of plant-based proteins. Apples of Uncommon Character was named a Best Book of 2014 by the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, NPR, and others.
Now in its eleventh year,An Evening at the Libraryis an important fundraiser for the library. Complete with food, drink and a presentation by Rowan, this catered gala marks the beginning of the holiday season and is a popular social event in our community. This festive event is widely publicized and draws as many as 300 people—most of them from the communities we serve: Montpelier, Berlin,Calais, East Montpelier, Middlesex and Worcester.
All proceeds benefit the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.
Our generous sponsors for An Evening at the Library 2015 were: