On this page your will find information about upcoming Library events and activities that are either sponsored by or supported by the Friends of Brooks Library. Most events sponsored by the Friends are free to the public; 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 and you may want to check the library calendar as well.
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NOVEMBER 2 • David Brancaccio David Brancaccio, host of NPR’s Marketplace Morning Report, considers one way our democracy might get beyond the short-term focus of politics and address long-term challenges such as sustainability, infrastructure, and healthcare. It’s an approach suggested to him by a beloved author. Location: Centre Congregational Church. Underwriter: Vermont Public RadioFind out more »
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.Find out more »
DECEMBER 7 • Huck Gutman UVM professor Huck Gutman considers how William Carlos Williams changed American and world poetry forever by creating a new poetic language and new poetic forms. A Pulitzer Prizes Centennial program. Underwriter: Chroma TechnologyFind out more »
JANUARY 4 • Peter Travis Dartmouth professor Peter Travis discusses the genius and enduring humanity of Geoffrey Chaucer, the 14th-century “Father of English Poetry.”Find out more »
FEBRUARY 1 • Marlene Heck Jefferson never knew the Monticello of today—in perfect condition, impeccably furnished. Dartmouth College senior lecturer Marlene Heck explains the lifelong project Jefferson called his “essay in architecture.” Underwriter: Carole and Geof GaddisFind out more »
MARCH 1 • Suzanne Brown Jane Austen lived in exciting times, and yet until recently was considered “untouched by the political, intellectual, and artistic revolutions of her age.” Drawing on Austen’s novels, Dartmouth visiting assistant professor Suzanne Brown shows how Austen was in fact a keen observer of her era’s values who both shared and critiqued them. Underwriter: Merchants BankFind out more »
APRIL 5 • Erin Sassin Middlebury College professor Erin Sassin examines how American reformers and homeowners have, in pursuit of “the simple life,” attempted to reinvent the form and idea of the single-family home, from farmhouses and communal experiments to the current tiny house phenomenon. Underwriter: Crosby-Gannett Fund of the Vermont Community FoundationFind out more »
MAY 3 • Colin Calloway Dartmouth College professor Colin Calloway discusses the first president’s relations with Indian peoples and considers how Native American nations and lands shaped the man who shaped the republic.Find out more »
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?Find out more »