Adult Programs

The Library offers a wide variety of free programs including author talks, lecture series, workshops and more.

Find the listings for our upcoming programs here. Scroll down further for videos of recent programs. 

You can find older programs on our YouTube channel.

Have an idea or suggestion for a program? Email our Adult Programs Coordinator, Michelle Singer, at 

Upcoming Programs


Zoom Links

Most programs will be offered hybrid. In-person attendees will gather in the Hayes Room as usual with a maximum room occupancy of 25 people. Masks wearing is requried for everyone, regardless of vaccination status. For folks joining us via Zoom, please use the links below to register ahead of time. Offering hybrid programs is new for us, so please have patience as we work out the kinks. Contact Michelle Singer, Adult Programs Coordinator, at if you have any questions or problems. 

Gentle Movement Series with Amy LePage

Monday, September 20, 2021, 5:15-6 p.m. CLICK HERE

Thursday, September 30, 2021, 12:15-1 p.m. CLICK HERE

Monday, October 4, 2021, 5:15-6 p.m. CLICK HERE

Thursday, October 14, 2021, 12:15-1 p.m. CLICK HERE

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Recent Programs

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Poetry Open Mic

Hosted by Samantha Kolber, author of Birth of a Daughter, poets joined via Zoom and arrived in person to read their original poetry. Some strong language and themes.



Thursday, March 18, 2021

Where Are All the Great Women Artists?

Award-winning portrait artist August Burns will give a surprising and thought-provoking take on Art History. It’s time to challenge our assumptions and reclaim women’s place in the tradition of great Western art. 



Thursday, February 25, 2021

Heart and Eye 

Elliot Burg is a photographer from Middlesex, Vermont.  The subjects of his photographic portraits from around the world include Bolivian villagers; senior track-and-field athletes; and Cuban musicians and dancers. In his online presentation "Heart and Eye," Elliot will discuss and illustrate the methods, artistic values, and stories behind his work. His photographs can be viewed at

Mid-Day Reset with Amy LePage

Enjoy these videos of the Mid-Day Reset Zoom programs on January 19, 2021, February 2, 2021, and February 16, 2021 with Amy LePage. 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:

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.

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Policing to Public Safety Lecture Series 2020-2021

Changing Policing to Improve Public Safety

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Moderated by Tom McKone, former executive director of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, panelists are:

Dr. Etan Nasreddin-Longo, co-director of Fair & Impartial Policing and Community Affairs for the Vermont State Police

Jay Diaz, senior staff attorney with ACLU of Vermont

Robyn Freedner-Maguire, parent volunteer with Mental Health First

Racial Disparity in Policing & Juvenile Justice

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Zoom Event

Moderated by League member Anna Saxman, panelists are:

Dr. Stephanie Seguino, Professor of Economics at the University of Vermont and author of "Trends in Racial Disparities in Vermont Traffic Stops, 2014-19" report

Rebecca Turner, Appellate Attorney 

Sarah George, Chittenden County State's Attorney

Policing & Mental Health

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Zoom Event

Moderated by League member Madeline Motta, panelists are

Brian Peete, Chief of Police, Montpelier


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


Karim Chapman, of Psychiatric Survivors

Author Series with Bear Pond Books

Melanie Finn & Chera Hammons

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

A reading and discussion with Melanie Finn, author of The Hare, and Chera Hammons, author of Monarchs of the Northeast Kingdom. The authors each read briefly from their new books and then talked about writing and setting (both books take place in the woods of Vermont).

Co-sponsored with Bear Pond Books.

Lizzy Fox Book Launch & Poetry Reading

Friday, February 12, 2021

Zoom Event

Poet Lizzy Fox reads from her debut collection, Red List Blue. Co-sponsored by Bear Pond Books.

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.

First Wednesdays lectures can be viewed on The Vermont Humanities Council website: