Adult Programs

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Upcoming Programs

Mid-Day Reset! Move, Breathe, and Feel Better

Tuesdays 12:15 - 1 p.m.

February 2 & 16

Gentle Somatic Movement and Therapeutic Yoga you can do at home, in the office...anywhere

Start this new year with a positive step toward your health and wellbeing. This is a great pause in the middle of your day, from wherever you are, from whatever you're doing. No special props needed. Learn simple tools to use throughout your day to counter the strain from computers, stress, lots of sitting, and postural habits. We'll do slow, gentle, movements and breathing practices while sitting, standing, and have the option for some floor work too.

Emerge with Amy LePage offers is a neuromuscular re-education Somatic Movement Practitioner and a functional movement Yoga Therapist. Amy's classes are educational, gentle, exploratory and welcoming to all. Email if you have any questions about if this series is the right fit for you:

Register for February 2, 2021 12:15 – 1 p.m. here:

Register for February 16, 2021 12:15 – 1 p.m. here:

Enjoy this video of the Mid-Day Reset Zoom program on January 19, 2021 with Amy LePage.

This program of gentle Somatic movement and therapeutic yoga can be done anywhere. Please note that, as with any online program, participants are responsible for their own health limitations.

Indie Lens Pop-Up Presents


Wednesday, January 27, 2021 7pm

Join audiences nationwide for a virtual Indie Lens Pop-Up screening of 9to5: The Story of a Movement featuring opening remarks by director Julia Reichert and secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO, Elizabeth H. Shuler, and a post-screening panel with Karen Nussbaum, founding director of 9to5, District 925, SEIU, and Working America; Valarie Long, International Executive Vice President of SEIU; and a worker leader from Fight for $15.


Racial Disparity in Policing & Juvenile Justice

Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 7pm

Zoom Event

The third in the League of Women Voters program series, “Racial Disparity in Policing & Juvenile Justice” will address the impact of racial disparity in policing and juvenile justice, including the role of the prosecuting attorney in our system, and the issue of trust in law enforcement. 

Moderated by League member Anna Saxman, panelists are:

Dr. Stephanie Seguino, Professor of Economics at the University of Vermont and Research Associate of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst

Rebecca Turner, Appellate Attorney and member of the Racial Disparities in the Criminal and Juvenile    Justice Systems Advisory Panel 

Sarah George, Chittenden County State's Attorney 

Register in advance at:

We Are Still Here with Joseph & Jesse Bruchac

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 7pm

Zoom Event

In this online Farmers Night program, father and son storytellers and musicians Joseph and Jesse Bruchac of the Nulhegan Abenaki Nation will use drum, flute, rattle, and vocals to address the continued presence and vibrant cultural heritage of the Wabanaki Nations of Ndakinna, with special emphasis on the years of the Vermont Eugenics project and the long struggle for government recognition

This is a First Wednesdays program. Register in advance at:

Weekly Poem

Founder of The Poartry Project,, JC Wayne offers us poetry as a balm for difficult times. Her weekly poem is posted on Facebook: 


Touissaint St. Negritude Poetry Reading

Toussaint St. Negritude is a former Poet Laureate of Belfast Maine, and has published throughout his career in such journals as The Michigan Quarterly Review, Birchsong, Philadelphia Stories, The Savannah Literary Journal, The I’ve Known Rivers Project, and The San Francisco Bay Guardian.

Past Programs

Reading with Karen Hill Anton

Monday, January 25, 2021

Zoom Event

Karen Hill Anton, author of The View From Breast Pocket Mountain, joins us via Zoom from Japan to discuss her memoir of her time spent between New York, Vermont, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Japan. With Tamar Cole, writer and writing coach. Co-sponsored by Bear Pond Books.

Policing & Mental Health

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Zoom Event

The second in the League of Women Voters program series, “Policing and Mental Health” was moderated by League member Madeline Motta.

Panelists included:

Brian Peete, Chief of Police, Montpelier

A.J. Ruben, Supervising Attorney at Disability Rights VT

Karim Chapman, of Psychiatric Survivors

Chelsea Catherine, Summer of the Cicadas,

with Tom Greene

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Zoom Event

Bear Pond Books & The Kellogg-Hubbard Library present Chelsea Catherine, author of Summer of the Cicadas, in conversation with Thomas Christopher Greene, author of The Perfect Liar, among others, with a reading from Chelsea's debut novel.

Happy Café with Dawn Holtz

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Zoom Event

Dawn Holtz, Director of the Milarepa Center, is a registered facilitator with Action for Happiness and hosted a presentation and discussion.

Sarah Stewart Taylor & Miciah Bay Gault

Friday, November 13, 2020 

Zoom Event

Bear Pond Books and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library present authors Sarah Stewart Taylor & Miciah Bay Gault in conversation about Taylor's new mystery, The Mountains Wild

How the U.S. Police Got Militarized

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

League of Women Voters Policing to Public Safety Lecture Series

Zoom Presentation

Amit Prakash, Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Studies and Co-Assistant Director of the First Year Seminar Program at Middlebury College, spoke about how militarized policing became the norm in America. 

Homeschooling Panel with Rebecca Majoya

Monday, October 26, 2020 

Zoom Discussion

Rebecca Majoya, author of Make the Move to Home School and a panel of homeschooling families to discuss topics like socialization, curriculums, schedules, and homeschooling during Covid.


For homeschooling resources available at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, contact Outreach Coordinator, Heather Kralik, at