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