Brooks Memorial Library

Friends of Brooks Memorial Library

Atlantic is a Sea of Bones

Presenter: Jarvis Green
Time: January 5, 7:00pm
Place: Brooks Memorial Library (in person)

Jarvis Green, founder of the Black theater company JAG Productions, invites us to reflect individually and collectively on the afterlives and the legacies of the transatlantic slave trade. Green will explore how Black queer and feminist artists have created ways to honor this history and heal ancestral trauma.

Boneyarn: New York Slavery Poems

Presenter: David Mills
Time: February 2, 7:00pm, online

The oldest and largest slave cemetery in the United States is located in the shadow of Wall Street. Actor and poet David Mills reads from and discusses his award-winning poetry collection, Boneyarn, featuring groundbreaking poems about slavery in New York City, a topic rarely addressed.

David Mills holds MFAs from both New York University and Warren Wilson College and is a cum laude graduate of Yale University. He has published two full-length poetry collections in addition to Boneyarn: The Dream Detective and The Sudden Country.

To register for this online talk, click here.

From the Parlor to the Polling Place: Stories and Songs from the Suffragists

Presenter: Linda Radtke
Time: March 2, 7:00pm
Place: Brooks Memorial Library (in person)

Singer and historian Linda Radtke, in period garb and a “Votes for Women” sash, celebrates the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave the right to vote to white women.

Linda Radtke, a classically-trained singer, was a Vermont high school teacher for thirty-one years and now produces the VPR Choral Hour on Vermont Public Radio.

  • Libraries are for everyone.

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.

All material on this website © 2015-2017 to the Friends of the Brooks Memorial Library or to its respective creators with rights reserved.

Friends of Brooks Memorial Library

224 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT  05301