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Friends of Brooks Memorial Library

On this page you’ll find events supported or sponsored by the Friends. Most of these events are free; fundraiser events will display buttons for online sales of tickets — you’ll be able to pay online or just reserve a ticket and pay at the door.

There are many other events at the library, so you may want to check the library calendar as well. A flyer for the 2017-2018 First Wednesdays season is available here.

If you have any questions about this page, please email us.

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February 2018

“Spotlight” at the Latchis

February 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Latchis Theater, 50 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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"Spotlight"

"Spotlight" - winner of the 2015 Academy Award for Best Picture - tells the story of how the investigative journalists of the Boston Globe exposed a massive scandal of child molestation inside the Catholic Church.

The final installment of this season's Journalism Film Series, "Spotlight" will be screened at the Latchis Theater on Sunday, February 25th, at 4:00 pm. A discussion led by Randy Holhut of The Commons will follow.

Free and open to the public. Donations are welcome.

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March 2018

First Wednesdays Series: March

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooks Memorial Library Main Floor, 224 Main Street,
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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The Known World, by Edward P. Jones

March 7 @ 7 pm ♦ Judith Frank
Amherst professor Judith Frank discusses Edward P. Jones’ 2003 Pulitzer-winning novel The Known World, called “a masterpiece that deserves a place in the American literary canon.” In her talk "The Known World and the Literary Character," she considers what its unusual approach to characterization can tell us.

Books are available to read in advance (NOT required).

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April 2018

First Wednesdays Series: April

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooks Memorial Library Main Floor, 224 Main Street,
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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An Emerson for Our Time

April 4 @ 7 pm ♦ Barry O'Connell
Drawing on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essays “The American Scholar,” “Self-Reliance,” and “Experience,” Amherst professor emeritus Barry O’Connell explores the many ways Emerson’s writings continue to offer insights that can make our lives more open and fruitful.

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May 2018

Last of this season’s First Wednesdays

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooks Memorial Library Main Floor, 224 Main Street,
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Georgia O'Keeffe: A Critical Look

May 2 @ 7 pm ♦ James Maroney
Georgia O’Keeffe produced over 2,000 works in her 75-year career. James Maroney, the former Head of American Paintings at both Sotheby’s and Christie’s and the person who conducted her estate appraisal after her death, presents a critical evaluation of her best work.

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Summer Book Sale

May 31 @ 10:00 am - June 2 @ 1:00 pm
Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St.
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Looking for some summer reading? Come to the Friends of the Library Book Sale on the Strolling of the Heifers weekend, May 31 to June 2, where you'll find lots of good books, plus DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks, and puzzles.
Thursday & Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 8 am - 1 pm

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Our Mission

The mission of the Friends is to support the Brooks Library through advocacy, public relations, and fundraising in order to provide the highest quality library services to the community.

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Friends of Brooks Memorial Library

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Brattleboro, VT  05301