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.
A flyer for the 2018-2019 First Wednesdays season is available here.
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March 6 @ 7pm ♦ Huck Gutman
William Wordsworth was a strange yet pathbreaking poet who resisted writing poems that preened in being poems. UVM professor emeritus Huck Gutman discusses how someone so “plain” and “simple” became the most revolutionary, and probably most influential, poet of the past 250 years.
Underwriter: Chroma TechnologyFind out more »
April 3 @ 7pm - Reeve Lindbergh
Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of aviator-authors Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, discusses the intersection of fame and privacy as the spokesperson for one of the most famous families of the 20th century.
Underwriter: Carole and Geof Gaddis
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.Find out more »
April 30 @ 7pm ♦ Harold Holzer
Biographer Harold Holzer tells the story of one of the great sculptors of the 19th century—creator of the Lincoln Memorial, “The Minute Man” of Concord, Massachusetts, and the “Spirit of Life,” which was created for Brattleboro’s park, stolen, and recovered.
Underwriter: Crosby-Gannett FundFind out more »
... to the Friends' Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 15, at 4:30pm in the library's upstairs Meeting Room. We'll be reviewing the past year, voting on a slate of officers and a new budget, and discussing other topics of interest. Join us!Find out more »
Looking for some summer reading? Come to the Friends of the Library Book Sale on June 6 – 8 (Strolling of the Heifers weekend) — you'll find lots of good books, plus DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks, and puzzles.Find out more »
The Friends of Brooks Memorial Library got to strut their new banner in Brattleboro's 2019 Fourth of July parade.Find out more »
Read up on all the highlights of the past year and the plans for this summer -- click here to read and download!Find out more »
The popular First Wednesdays series, free and open to the public, returns for another season at Brooks Memorial Library! Sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council and the local businesses listed below, the lectures are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7PM in the Main Reading Room. You'll find a description of all the lectures here. We are grateful to our local sponsors, including Against the Grain, Brattleboro Autobody & Detailing, Brattleboro Retreat, Everyone’s Books, GPI Construction, New…Find out more »