Brooks Memorial Library

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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December 2016

America’s Greatest Twentieth Century Poet, William Carlos Williams

December 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooks Memorial Library Main Floor, 224 Main Street,
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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William Carlos Williams

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 Technology

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January 2017

Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales: Still Funny After All These Years

January 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooks Memorial Library Main Floor, 224 Main Street,
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Canterbury Tales, Chaucer

JANUARY 4 • Peter Travis Dartmouth professor Peter Travis discusses the genius and enduring humanity of Geoffrey Chaucer, the 14th-century “Father of English Poetry.”

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February 2017

Building Monticello

February 1 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Brooks Memorial Library Main Floor, 224 Main Street,
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Monticello

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 Gaddis

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March 2017

Jane Austen in Her Time

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooks Memorial Library Main Floor, 224 Main Street,
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Jane Austen

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 Bank

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April 2017

Reinventing the Family Home

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooks Memorial Library Main Floor, 224 Main Street,
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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tiny house

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 Foundation

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May 2017

The Indian World of George Washington

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooks Memorial Library Main Floor, 224 Main Street,
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Native American and George Washington

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.

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Deadline USA – Free Showing at Latchis

May 21 @ 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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June 2017

June Book Sale

June 1 - June 3
Brooks Memorial Library Main Floor, 224 Main Street,
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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booksale

June 1-3, 2017 - The Strolling of the Heifers Weekend Thursday and Friday, June 1 and 2,  10am to 6pm Saturday, June 3, 8am to 1pm. Download BML Book Sale Poster  

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September 2017

Library’s 50th Birthday Party

September 23 @ 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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October 2017

First Wednesdays are back!

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooks Memorial Library Main Floor, 224 Main Street,
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Nothing to fear but fear itself

October 4 ♦ Mark A. Stoler
The 2017-2018 First Wednesdays season opens on October 4th with a talk by University of Vermont Professor Emeritus Mark Stoler, speaking on "Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself: FDR and the New Deal."

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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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