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Kellogg-Hubbard Library

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135 Main St
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States

March 2022

Leaving the World of the Temporarily Abled

March 2
7:00 pm
John Killacky with his hand on a cane

Artist and legislator John R. Killacky shares his journey of overcoming paralysis from spinal surgery complications 25 years ago. He also reflects on how reentering the world in a disabled body radically changed his perspective in his artistic practice as well as in his advocacy for artists with disabilities. Read More »


April 2022

A Reading from “New and Collected Poems”

April 6
7:00 pm
Poet Jay Parini, in a brown vest, leaning on a door frame inside a house

Vermont poet Jay Parini reads from his "New and Collected Poems: 1975-2015," plus a selection of poems written since that book was published. Presented in collaboration with Poem City in honor of Poetry Month. Read More »


May 2022

What Makes Jewish Literature Jewish?

May 4
7:00 pm
Black and white photo of author Anne Frank

Jewish literature is unlike many other literary traditions in that it can be written anywhere. Amherst College professor Ilan Stavans leads us on a journey through Jewish literature from the expulsion from Spain in 1492 to the creation of the state of Israel. Protagonists include Sholem Aleichem, Anne Frank, Elie Wiesel, Grace Paley, Philip Roth, and Amos Oz. Read More »

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