On this page you’ll find events supported or sponsored by the Friends. There are many other events at the library, so you may want to check the library calendar as well.
A flyer for the 2021-2022 First Wednesdays season is available here.
If you have any questions about this page, please email us.
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First Wednesdays are Back!
October 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Friends of Brooks Memorial Library are pleased to bring you this season’s First Wednesdays lecture series, to be held online for at least the first three months. The season runs from October through May, with all talks beginning at 7:00 pm. Advance reservations are needed for the online talks.
Click on the links below to read topic descriptions and, for the online talks, to reserve a “seat”!
Oct. 7: Merely Bystanders: The Psychology of Courage and Inaction
Nov. 4: Atlantic is a Sea of Bones
Dec. 2: The Legacy of Nicholas Black Elk
Jan. 6: Meeting Men through Imagination
Feb. 3: Female Husbands and Their Wives
Mar. 3: How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish
Apr. 7: Eating While Fat
May 5: This is Not That: A Brief Introduction to the Black Death
The full season flyer is available here.
First Wednesdays is organized by the Vermont Humanities Council and brought to Brattleboro by the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library. The series is underwritten locally by Chroma Technology Corp. and statewide by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries.