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Kellogg-Hubbard Library

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Montpelier, VT 05602 United States

February 2021

*DIGITAL* We Are Still Here

February 3
7:00 pm
Joe and Jess Bruchac

In this online Farmers Night program, father and son storytellers and musicians Joseph and Jesse Bruchac of the Nulhegan Abenaki Nation will use drum, flute, rattle, and vocals to address the continued presence and vibrant cultural heritage of the Wabanaki Nations of Ndakinna. (Registration required.) Read More »


Book Discussion: Selected Poems of Langston Hughes by Langston Hughes

February 22
6:30 pm
Image of Zora Neale Hurston

During the 1920s, New York's Harlem neighborhood hosted an explosion of African-American cultural expression. This series features a history of the era alongside texts that have come to define it. Read More »

March 2021

In Wildness: Imagining the American West

March 3
7:00 pm
Man on horse beside edge of Grand Canyon

Thoreau wrote that “the West of which I speak is but another name for the Wild,” and indeed for much of its history the American West has been associated with the idea of wildness. St. Michael’s College professor Nathaniel Lewis explores our understanding of both nation and nature in the imagined West. Read More »


April 2021

Poetry During Covid-19

April 7
7:00 pm
Painting of woman's head with tree and other colorful natural objects

Inspired by the Mary Oliver poem, “Wild Geese,” Saint Michael's College professor Adrie Kusserow wrote “Mary Oliver for Corona Times.” She’ll discuss Oliver’s poem and explore ways in which the pandemic has sparked creative work. Read More »


May 2021

Why Not in Vermont? The Long Campaign for Women’s Suffrage

May 5
7:00 pm
Early Vermont suffragists Clarina Howard Nichols

Why did Vermont lawmakers resist women voting in the 19th and 20th centuries? Through the stories of three Vermont suffragists, Lyn Blackwell outlines the shifting debate over women’s full citizenship in from the 1850s until 1920. Read More »

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