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Friends of Brooks Memorial Library

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.

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November 2016

How the heck did I get to Vermont?

November 4, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Brooks Memorial Library Main Floor, 224 Main Street,
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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NOVEMBER 4:  Samirah Evans presents a benefit concert for Brooks Memorial Library: How the Heck did I get to Vermont? a Musical Memoir from Childhood to Present Accompanied by pianist Eugene Uman, bassist Wayne Roberts, and members of NOLABratts Choir.

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May 2017

Deadline USA – Free Showing at Latchis

May 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Latchis Theater, 50 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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deadline USA movie poster

Sunday, May 21, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m

FRIENDS PRESENT A FREE SHOWING AT THE LATCHIS OF HUMPHREY BOGART'S 1952 "DEADLINE USA"

WITH THE ROLE OF A FREE PRESS under attack, who better than Humphrey Bogart to tell us about fake news, real news, and the importance of a free, open, honest, and fearless press?

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September 2017

Library’s 50th Birthday Party

September 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St.
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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library's 50th birthday

Saturday, September 23
Brooks Memorial Library is holding its 50th birthday party on Saturday, September 23. EVERYONE is invited for food, fun, and celebration!

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April 2018

Dessert Fundraiser!

April 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooks Memorial Library Main Floor, 224 Main Street,
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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The Friends are celebrating National Library Week (April 8-14) with a dessert fundraiser and “friendraiser” at the library on Friday, April 13, 7-9 pm. The Friends will be offering a selection of desserts along with tea and coffee. Various prizes, many handcrafted by area artists, will be raffled off. The $10 admission price will cover dessert and coffee as well as 3 raffle tickets. Additional tickets may be purchased at 3 for $5. We will also be holding a separate…

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May 2018

The Full Vermonty

May 19, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Brooks Memorial Library Main Floor, 224 Main Street,
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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On Saturday, May 19, at 2pm, Jeff Danziger, political cartoonist, will be reading from The Full Vermonty: Vermont in the Age of Trump, a book he co-wrote with Bill Mares. The book features writings from a host of local contributors, all giving their take on life in the age of Trump.

The event will take place in the Main Room of the library, directly after the 1pm Annual Meeting of the Friends.

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June 2018

Raffling the last Little Free Library

June 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Brooks Memorial Library Main Floor, 224 Main Street,
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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In this unique Friends fundraiser, there is now only one "Little Free Library" remaining for sale ($300) and one to be raffled ($5 a ticket).

They were all hand-built by the Rotary's Literacy Project Committee and painted by local artists.

So what exactly are Little Free Libraries?

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Our last “Little Free Library”…

June 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The last of the seven “Little Free Libraries” that were donated by the Rotary's Literacy Project Committee has found a home: Kevin O'Keefe is the happy winner of the fundraising raffle that ended June 2nd.

All the Little Free Libraries were hand-built by the Rotary’s Literacy Project Committee and painted by local artists. We are extremely grateful to the Brattleboro Rotary for involving us in this project.

So what exactly are Little Free Libraries?

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September 2018

Thank-You Night

September 6, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

To thank those who donated to the Annual Appeal over the past year, the Brooks Memorial Library Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors of the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library will be hosting a special get-together at the library on Friday, September 21, 6-8PM. Guests will be shown some of the new library resources that their donations have helped fund. The Fine Arts Room will be opened, and recent restoration work will be discussed. In the top floor…

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October 2018

Concert Fundraiser

October 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St.
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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A few years ago the Friends were thrilled to present a concert featuring the great New Orleans jazz/blues singer Samirah Evans, now a Brattleboro resident, who shared with us some of her life's story in song. It was a powerful concert that is still remembered fondly to this day.

Now we are bringing Evans back to sing with her close friend Evelyn Harris, an 18-year veteran with the internationally-acclaimed black women's a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in The Rock. Harris is a high-energy performer, composer and arranger.

The show will be held at the Brooks Memorial Library on the evening of Friday, October 19, at 7pm. Tickets are on a sliding scale to accommodate all. Watch our website and Facebook page for more details coming soon.

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April 2019

Sweet Fundraiser

April 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, April 5th, 7-9pm Come celebrate National Library Week at the Friends' annual Dessert Gala, featuring a wonderful selection of desserts, tea, conversation, and a chance to win some amazing raffle prizes donated by area merchants. Chat with old Friends and make some new ones! For ticket information, contact the library at 802-254-5290.

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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

224 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT  05301