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 msinger@kellogghubbard.org 

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.

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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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.

https://youtu.be/4NQ9icvqTBI

Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture & Ecology

December 14, 2022 

7 PM  Zoom

Featuring panelists Jillian Liner from Vermont Audubon, Jim

Shallow from the Nature Conservancy, Abbie Corse of the Corse Farm Dairy and Vermont Climate Council, and Josh Faulkner of UVM, this discussion will focus on the effects of climate change on Vermont landscapes. Register HERE.

 

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.

Register HERE.

 

Current Legislative Initiatives Update

February 8, 2023 

7 PM  Zoom

This discussion will look at proposed legislative initiatives and the impact of past legislation. 

Register HERE.

 

What Can We Do?

March 8, 2023 

7 PM   Zoom

This panel will discuss what we can do individually and as a community, including the perspective

of the next generation.

Register HERE.

December 2022

Longbourn, by Jo Baker

Sunday, December 4, 2022

1 PM  Zoom

Join the Jane Austen Society of North America, Vermont Region, as they host the North American Friends of Chawton House 2022 Speaker, Jo Baker. Baker will discuss how she came to write Longbourn, inspired by her own family history and her love for Jane Austen. Jo Baker has written six other novels. This free event will be online via Zoom. Register HERE 

 

Cheese: So Gosh Darn Interesting

Monday, December 5, 2022

6:30 PM  In-Person

Everything you wanted to know about cheese but were afraid to ask. Talk will cover a variety of topics with Q&A and cheese tasting to follow. Joe Howansky was born on a dairy farm and currently makes cheese for von Trapp farmstead. He was never too far away from cheese at any point in between. Register in advance by calling 802.223.3338 or emailing Michelle Singer at msinger@kellogghubbard.org.

Registration is limited to 15 people for this in-person event.

 

 

Journalists Consider Community News Reporting

December 7, 2022

7 PM  In-Person    

Tim Calabro, editor and publisher of the White River Valley Herald, and Meg Little Reilly will

explore what journalism means in this current day and age. Looking at ways youth are involved with current journalism trends, they will talk about the impact of this industry in the digital age.

This is a First Wednesdays program and will be held in person in the Hayes Room

at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

For more information, visit vermonthumanities.org.


 

Romance Reader’s Tea & Swap

December 12, 2022

6 PM  In-Person

Do you love reading romances? Me, too! Let’s get together and share recommendations, sip tea, and swap copies of ones we’ve already read. This is a free, in-person event at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. All are welcome and you don’t have to bring books to take books home.

 

Suspicious Minds: Conspiracy Theory Explained

December 14, 2022

7 PM  Zoom

Mark Dery is the author of several books on what he calls “American mythologies and pathologies.” In his lecture, he delves deep into the history, causes, and current proliferation of “conspiracism” and will explore the appeal of conspiracy theories; social media’s role in spreading them; their weaponization by ideologues and demagogues; and the threat they pose, not only to democracy but to the very notions of objective fact and nonpartisan truth. Mark Dery is a cultural critic and the author of Escape Velocity, and, most recently, the biography Born To Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey.

This is a Virtual 2nd Wednesday Event. Preregister to tune in via Zoom at vermonthumanities.org.

 

Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture & Ecology

December 14, 2022

7 PM  Zoom

Featuring panelists Jillian Liner from Vermont Audubon, Jim Shallow from the Nature Conservancy, Abbie Corse of the Corse Farm Dairy and Vermont Climate Council, and Josh Faulkner of UVM, this discussion will focus on the effects of climate change on Vermont landscapes.

To register for the Zoom presentation CLICK HERE

 

Book Discussion Group

Thursday, December 15, 2022

6:30 p.m.  Zoom

All are welcome to join us in discussing The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. Multiple copies of the book are available at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library for patrons at the main circulation desk. To register for this Zoom program, CLICK HERE

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2022-2023 KHL Book Discussion Group

 

December 15, 2022

6:30-7:30 p.m.  Zoom

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Zoom Registration Link HERE

 

January 19, 2023

6:30-7:30 p.m.  Zoom

A Year to Live by Stephen Levine (Multiple copies of this title are already available at KHL in the Book Group section of the Reading Room.)

Zoom Registration Link HERE

February 16, 2023

6:30-7:30 p.m.  Zoom

The Engineer’s Wife by Tracey Enerson Wood

Zoom Registration Link HERE

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.

 

 

April 20, 2023

6:30-7:30 p.m.  Zoom

Poetry (TBD)

Zoom Registration Link HERE

May 18, 2023

6:30-7:30 p.m.  Zoom

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Zoom Registration Link HERE

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