Bear Pond Books, at 77 Main Street in Montpelier, has been celebrating National Poetry Month with an open poetry reading for 20 years! It’s always a great evening when poets of all ages and ilk come and read their original work. This is a locals favorite and to celebrate 20 years of the community coming together to read poems, there will cake and refreshments! As always, readings have a five-minute time limit. Sign-up is at the door and readings will take place by lottery on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7 p.m.