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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 some 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 and will resume when the library is open again to the public.


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

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.

Upcoming Programs

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Fall for the Library

Saturday, October 7, 2023

10 AM – 2 PM

Join us for a bouncy house, puzzle swap, interactive Abenaki display, entertainment, crafts, snacks, and the finale of our fundraising auction. All welcome! This is a free event, open to the public, at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

The Matter of Money

To watch this program, click HERE

Laurie Anne Kozar, AFCPE certified financial counselor, discusses how to create a simple spending plan, qualify for a loan, pay down debt, or save more of what you earn. Working with the statewide team, GreenSavingSmart, Ms. Kozar provides Financial & Energy Coaching in individual meetings, as well as workshops and webinars. Ms. Kozar works with Capstone Community Action and is also a consultant for grant technical assistance, content development, and marketing. For more information about GreenSavingSmart Financial & Energy Coaching Initiative, visit​

Foundations of Connection & Recovery

Saturday, September 30, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM  

To Register for this Zoom program, click HERE

Throughout this summer, Montpelier and neighboring communities have faced many challenges. Often when we are in the midst of difficulty, we forget to pause to take care of ourselves. This class will encourage you to pause to take meaningful care of you. We will begin the session with a writing exercise to release anything you’ve been needing to express. The remainder of class will be dedicated to taking time to be still through guided meditation and restorative yoga. Due to damage the library endured this summer, we will gather for this event virtually. To create a sense of community, we kindly ask that you keep your cameras turned on throughout the event.


Some items to have nearby during the workshop are a notebook/journal, pen/pencil, yoga mat/towel, pillows & blanket, and water bottle. Led by Kristen Miranda, registered yoga teacher and wellness coach. Email Kristen at with any questions. Folks are welcomed to attend one or both sessions.


Dementia and Alzheimer’s: The Caregiver’s Perspective

To watch this program, click HERE

Kelley Elwell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, is an expert on caring for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Kelley talks about the different types of dementia and Alzheimer’s, provide guidance on how you can best care for a loved one living with memory loss, and keep that loved one out of the hospital and comfortable and safe at home. Kelley goes over how to help a person living with dementia or Alzheimer’s maintain a healthy lifestyle, how to keep the home environment safe, and how to plan for the future, including how and when to put a care plan in place to ensure that a person with a dementia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis gets the care they need when they need it. Kelley also talks about what caregivers can do to take care of themselves.

Homeslice Reading


Dayton J. Shafer’s Homeslice is a regaling, a rhapsodizing on a singular swath of millennialhood—the ’81-’85 babies, the elders. Part document, part performance, part poetry, these call-and-response nonfiction monologues address and deconstruct the turn of the millennium’s most repressed issues—privilege and enabling, communal trauma, cognitive dissonance, evolving masculinity, artistic portraits, and fallen idols. DAYTON J. SHAFER’s pieces have been featured in fringe festivals, barns, abandoned factories, converted laundromats, black boxes, street sides, and with Vermont Public Radio, the Susan Calza Gallery, PoemCity, and Split Lip Magazine. He’s a former writing fellow at Vermont Studio Center, managing editor of Hunger Mountain Literary Journal, and grant recipient from the Montpelier Public Arts Commission.


Bernie’s Mitten Maker

Monday, October 16, 2023

6:30 – 7:30 PM  In-Person

Jen Ellis will read from her book, Bernie’s Mitten Maker, a raw and honest account of the joy, stress, and shock of sudden internet fame. This memoir explores the many roads that led to the Bernie Sanders mitten meme sensation that followed the 2021 presidential inauguration. Vermont teacher, mother, and crafter, Ellis weaves the stories of her life together with humor and thoughtful insight. Congresswoman Becca Balint hopes to join the conversation. This is free, in-person program at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in the Hayes Room.



Sweet Dreams: Tips for a Restful Night

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

6:30 – 7:30 PM  In-Person

This talk will briefly discuss the physiology of sleep and the importance of sleep for overall health, then move to some of the many causes of poor sleep. The talk will also include tips to improve sleep, from standard sleep hygiene recommendations to dietary considerations, and a few standard herbs that can help with sleep. Presented by Lindy Biggs, Clinical Herbalist. This is free, in-person program at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in the Hayes Room.


Vermont Reads Book Discussion

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

6:30 – 7:30 PM  In-Person

Jim Schley leads this community discussion of the Vermont Humanities Council’s Vermont Reads pick, Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo. Copies available at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. This is free, in-person program at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in the Hayes Room.

Jim Schley has been leading book discussion groups for twenty years and has taught for Community College of Vermont and The Frost Place, where he was executive director. At Dartmouth College he majored in Literature and Creative Writing and minored in Native American Studies, and he has an M.F.A. in poetry from Warren Wilson College. He is regular contributor to Seven Days, and is the author of the poetry chapbook One Another (Chapiteau, 1999) and a full-length book of poems, As When, In Season (Marick, 2008).



Tim Jennings

Monday, October 30, 2023

6 PM  In-Person

Tim Jennings presents tales to delight during spooky season. This is free, in-person program at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in the Hayes Room.

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