Brooks Memorial Library

Friends of Brooks Memorial Library

1st Wednesdays: October

October 3 @ 7pm ♦ Willard Sterne Randall

From his birth in the Caribbean to death in a duel, Alexander Hamilton’s life was part romance, part tragedy—and the inspiration for the blockbuster Broadway musical.

Hamilton biographer Willard Sterne Randall discusses the man and the musical, with excerpts from its score.

Note:  This talk replaces “The Public Option” lecture, which was cancelled.

Concert Fundraiser

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 ($15/$20/$25). Watch our website and Facebook page for more details coming soon.

Holiday Book Sale

Looking for holiday gifts? Don’t miss the sale of “like new” books/CDs/DVDs at the library from November 29 to December 1.

10 am – 6 pm Thursday & Friday
10 am – 2 pm Saturday

Remainders will be on sale until December 17.

Most books in this sale are $3, with some special and coffee table books priced higher. This year we will also have a table with some unique items, priced somewhat higher and appealing to the more eclectic shopper!

Donations in advance of the sale are welcome — see the guidelines on our Donations page.

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Our Mission

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