Upcoming Adult Programs

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 6:30-8:30pm

League of Women Voters Criminal Justice Series

Implicit Bias

This implicit bias training and discussion is a special 2-hour presentation by Bor Yang, Executive Director and Legal Counsel for The Vermont Human Rights Commission. The workshop explores how we unconsciously attribute certain qualities to members of a particular race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, etc. Discussion will include how these associations are formed, the impact they have on our behavior, and how we unconsciously evaluate others despite our best intentions. 


Part of the League of Women Voters Criminal Justice in Vermont Speaker Series.

Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 4-5pm

Design & Layout 101: A Free Workshop for the Inadvertent Designer

With Dana Dwinell-Yardley, professional graphic designer


Nearly everyone has had to create a poster, a report, or a social media image, but we are rarely taught how to design well. In this practical, free workshop, you’ll learn what makes graphic design effective (and ineffective), tune your eyes to see how these basic principles show up in materials all around us, and get resources and tools to bring your design ideas to life.


Great for small business owners, desk-job professionals, students, or anyone who’s ever been asked to design something and had no idea where to start.

No pre-registration required.

Monday, January 27, 2020 at 1:30pm

Louella Bryant, Cowboy Code


Louella Bryant will read from her newest book, Cowboy Code, set in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Bryant’s coming-of-age tale touches on issues of race, alcoholism, same-sex love and southern culture.

Louella Bryant was born in Bethesda, MD, and grew up on the outskirts of Washington, D.C. A GWU grad, she now lives in Vermont. Her stories, essays, and poems have won awards and been published in a dozen magazines. She also has published two novels for young adults and a picture book for younger readers.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 6:30pm

“Do I Have a Book in Me?” with Bill Schubart & Christopher Noël


Authors Bill Schubart and Christopher Noël will lead a conversation about the art and craft of writing as well as the largely misunderstood continuum of publishing. Topics will including manuscript conception and development, editors, design, business agents, intellectual property rights, publishers, sales, and marketing.

Bill Schubart is a literary fiction writer who writes about Vermont in fiction, humor, and opinion pieces. Christopher Noël holds a master’s degree in philosophy from Yale University and an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, where he then taught writing for twenty years. He is the author of seven books.

Presented by the Vermont Authors Project.

Monday, February 3, 2019 at 6:30pm

LGBTQ Book & Film Series

Nancy Schulz will lead the discussion of Girls Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake. Books are available at the library to check out. Part of the LGBTQ Book & Film Series co-sponsored by the Unitarian Church of Montpelier.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 7:30pm

Vermont State House Chamber

Honoring the 19th Amendment through Word and Song

In this Farmers Night program commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, Marlboro College professor Meg Mott leads a dialogue on the history and meaning of the 19th amendment. Meg will be accompanied by Wesleyan University scholar and composer Neely Bruce conducting the State House Singers in his original choral arrangement of the Bill of Rights, along with the premier of his 19th Amendment composition.

This is a First Wednesdays program.

Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 6:30pm

Garrett Graff, The Only Plane in the Sky

Award-winning journalist, historian, and author Garrett Graff will read from his latest book, The Only Plane in the Sky, the first comprehensive oral history of September 11, 2001—a panoramic narrative woven from hundreds of interviews with government officials, first responders, survivors, friends, and family members. Book signing to follow.


Please note the library will be open for this event only. No other library services will be available. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street. 

Poetry Club 

Mondays, 12 noon-1pm


Join this informal gathering of people who enjoy reading and writing poetry. Come listen or share one of your poems or that of someone else. This is not an in-depth workshop.  

Bring your lunch and meet in the Hayes Room. 

Adults of all ages are welcome.


Co-sponsored by the Montpelier Senior Activity Center and KHL.