PoemCity Events at the Hunger Mountain Coop Earth Day Celebration!

Hunger Mountain Coop‘s annual Earth Day Celebration on April 22 (at 623 Stone Cutters Way) will feature two PoemCity events this year — one for kids to drop in all day, and one for grownups to enjoy in the evening! … Continue reading

Vermont Youth Theater, Open Rehearsals

On April 12 and April 14 at Union Elementary Theater, 1 Park Avenue, student actors are rehearsing a musical all-verse production of The Princess and the Goblin, based on the children’s classic by George MacDonald. VYT’s version features original verse, songs, handmade costumes and a central Vermont cast of 45 from various towns and schools.

Come and see on April 12 at 4–5:30 pm (Goblin Academy, ages 5-8), or on April 14 at 4-6 pm (Goblin Underworld, ages 9-13).

Poetry at the Community Earth Day Celebration

Hunger Mountain Coop’s Community Earth Day Celebration (623 Stone Cutters Way, April 22) will offer lots to do – and both kids and grownups will have a chance to enjoy poetry!

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At 10 am, kids can join children’s librarian Nicole Westbom to write poems, listen to great stories, and take part in other hands-on activities in the kids’ tent. Write poems about nature!

At 5 pm, come and listen to poetry by Reuben Jackson along with music by Tom Morse and Jerome Monachino in the Coop Café. The Coop will have wine and cheese tastings, too!

Reuben Jackson was curator of the Duke Ellington Collection at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., for more than 20 years. His music reviews have been published in The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, All About Jazz, Jazz Times, Jazziz, and on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. Reuben is a poet, mentor with The Young Writers Project, and educator.

Kids’ Card Catalog Poetry & Collage

On April 16 at 3 pm, there’s another round of collage poetry for young artists! Join us in the Children’s Library to create poems out of cards from the library’s old card catalog. Poems and artwork will be displayed in the Children’s Library and can be read aloud at Popcorn & Poetry on April 28.

Kids’ Card Catalog Poetry & Collage

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On April 7, from 3 to 5 pm in the Children’s Library at Kellogg-Hubbard, children’s librarian Nicole Westbom will help young visitors in the Children’s Library to create poems out of cards from the library’s old card catalog.

Poems and artwork will be displayed in the Children’s Library and can be read aloud at Popcorn & Poetry, open to kids at the Library on April 28.

Can’t come on the 7th? There will be another session of Card Catalog Poetry & Collage on the 16th!