Upcoming Woodbury Community Library Events, 2017 Spring into Summer


Poem Woodbury is a non-competitive creative venture designed to celebrate writing and art. Community members of all ages are heartily welcomed to submit poems or prose pieces, with or without art, to be displayed with the Woodbury Elementary School’s student and staff collective imaginative work. Please submit by Friday, May 26, to the Woodbury Community Library or the Woodbury Elementary School. Students will read aloud original poetry Wednesday, May 31, at 12:30 pm, in the community library, and the school will be open that evening, at 5:30pm for a celebration of student learning, followed by the spring concert at 6:15pm. Poem Woodbury is designed to encourage creative expression, community-wide, in a public and appreciative venture.


Vermont Wildlife: Working Landscape

Tuesday, June 6, 6:30pm

Mike Clough from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum visits with the elementary schoolkids that afternoon, then offers an evening program for the community: Vermont wildlife with an historic twist! With live animal ambassadors as example species, Clough examines how different events in our history changed our land and the species who could live here. With a multi-media presentation and lively discussion, this evening promises to educate and entertain.

Thanks to the Woodbury Conservation Commission and the Woodbury Fund for sponsoring this event.


Julia Shipley and Jessica Hendry Nelson

Monday, June 19, 6:30pm

Authors of Academy of Hay, a poetry collection, team up for an entertaining hour of sharp wit, mesmerizing writing, and laughter, while enjoying homemade cake.

Rescheduled from May 23.


“The Social Black Bear: What Bears Have Taught Me About Being Human”, an evening with Ben Kilham, author and wildlife biologist

Tuesday, July 11, 7 pm

Black bears, long thought to be solitary, have a different type of social behavior which possibly parallels early human behavior. They show evidence of reciprocal altruism, matri-linear hierarchy, and a mix of intentional and emotional communication. Bears can live for as many as forty years, which allows them long-term benefits from forming relationships with fellow cooperators. Intimately familiar with bears, Kilham has been the focus of several documentaries, including National Geographic’s A Man Among Bears. He and his family have adopted orphaned bear cubs and successfully reintegrated them into the wild.

Thanks to the Woodbury Conservation Commission and the Woodbury Fund for sponsoring this event.


Compost Workshop

Saturday, July 29, 10am-noon.

Central Vermont Solid Waste holds a hands-on workshop, with the elementary school’s compost bins as one example.


All events are free; the public is heartily welcome.

802-472-5710  woodburyvermontlibrary@gmail.com

Mondays & Wednesday, 1-5 pm, Saturdays, 10am-noon





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