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Adult Programs

Library programs are always free and open to all.  Below you will find listings to our ongoing programs, upcoming programs, and one month of past programs. 

Find older programs on our YouTube channel. Note that due to copyright, we can't record and/or keep every program we offer.

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

Ongoing Programs


Language Lunches

The Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier offers Language Lunches every week in the Hayes Room. These drop-in meetings are open to all.


Italian Language Lunch on Tuesdays 12-1 p.m.

Spanish Language Lunch on Wednesdays 12-1 p.m.

French Language Lunch on Thursdays 12-1 p.m.

German Language Lunch on Fridays 12-1 p.m.

First Wednesdays

First Wednesdays programs go virtual for the winter. Register through Vermont Humanities at

Virtual First Wednesdays - Vermont Humanities


KHL Book Discussion Group

Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page.  Next discussions in March and May

Upcoming Programs

Ways of the Realist Painter

Monday, March 20, 2023

6 PM  In-Person

Nitya Brighenti will present tools, methods, and ideas relevant to the “realist” painter, including preparation of the surface, enhancing drawing skills, grisaille technique versus “alla prima,” the limited palette of Zorn, the Munsell system, the glass palette, and other tools. This is a free, in-person program in the East Montpelier Room of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

Weaving PoemCity Poetry Into Art:

Making Magical Danish Woven Paper Hearts

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

6-7 PM  In-Person

Be part of decorating Kellogg-Hubbard Library with art for PoemCity! Using the poetry broadsheets of previous PoemCity poems, artist JC Wayne will lead us in making woven paper hearts with the Danish craft of "Julehjerter" - a popular and easy activity enjoyed throughout Scandinavia. The hearts will be featured throughout the Kellogg-Hubbard Library for National Poetry Month. No artistic or craft experience necessary. This is a free, in-person program at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

April is National Poetry Month and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library celebrates in a big way.

Check out the PoemCity page for a complete listing of programs in April.


Past Programs

League of Women Voters Climate Change Speaker Series

What Climate Change Means to You

November 16, 2022 

7 PM  Zoom 

Moderated by Peter Walke from Efficiency Vermont, with panelists

Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux, our State Climatologist, Jared Ulmer from Vermont's Department of Health,

and Julie Moore from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources,

this discussion focused on the effect of climate change on Vermonters.

Visit the Kellogg-Hubbard Library on YouTube to see the video of this discussion.

League of Women Voters Climate Change Speaker Series

Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture & Ecology

December 14, 2022 

7 PM  Zoom

Featuring panelists Jillian Liner from Vermont Audubon, JimShallow from the Nature Conservancy,

Abbie Corse of the Corse Farm Dairy and Vermont Climate Council, and Josh Faulkner of UVM,

this discussion focused on the effects of climate change on Vermont landscapes.

YouTube video:


Resources mentioned in the talk:

League of Women Voters Climate Change Speaker Series

Climate Change & Social Justice

January 11, 2023 

7 PM  Zoom

Moderated by Senator Kesha Ram Hinsdale with panelist Judy Dow and other TBD, this discussion

will focus on social justice aspect and climate change.

YouTube video:


League of Women Voters Climate Change Speaker Series

Current Legislative Initiatives Update

February 8, 2023 

7 PM  Zoom

This discussion looks at proposed legislative initiatives and the impact of past legislation moderated by  Jared Duval, Executive Director of Energy Action Network with Vermont Senator Andy Perchilik and Vermont Representative Gabrielle Stebbens.

YouTube video:

League of Women Voters Climate Change Speaker Series

What Can We Do?

March 8, 2023 

7 PM   Zoom

This panel discussed what we can do individually and as a community about climate change, moderated by Susan Clark and featuring Paul Zabriskie of Capstone Action Network, Laura Cavin Bailey of VCRD’s local Resilience Hubs project, and Johanna Miller, Energy and Climate Program Director of the Vermont Natural Resources Council.

YouTube Video:

Resources mentioned in the talk:

Vermont League of Women Voters:

2022-2023 KHL Book Discussion Group


March 16, 2023

6:30-7:30 p.m.  Zoom

The Most Costly Journey: Stories of Migrant Farmworkers in Vermont, Drawn by New England Cartoonists edited by Marek Bennett, Andy Kolovos, Teresa Mares, & Julia Grand Doucet (This is a Vermont Humanities Council Community Read. Multiple copies are already available at KHL in the Book Group section of the Reading Room.)

Zoom Registration Link HERE

With the help of the Open Door Clinic in Middlebury, the Vermont Humanities Council spoke with seven workers who traveled from Mexico to work on Vermont farms or for other Vermont businesses. Those conversations were compiled into a 17-minute video that reviews the workers’ decisions to leave their home country, and sheds light on their lives in Vermont. This video provides additional context about the stories found in The Most Costly Journey.

May 18, 2023

6:30-7:30 p.m.  Zoom

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Discussion facilitated by Damian Costello. Zoom Registration Link HERE

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