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The Known World, by Edward P. Jones

First Wednesdays Series: June

June 6 @ 7 pm   ♦   Judith Frank
Amherst professor Judith Frank discusses Edward P. Jones’ 2003 Pulitzer-winning novel The Known World, called “a masterpiece that deserves a place in the American literary canon.” In her talk “The Known World and the Literary Character,” she considers what its unusual approach to characterization can tell us.

Books are available to read in advance (NOT required).

Underwriter: Carole and Geof Gaddis

An Emerson for Our Time

First Wednesdays Series: April

April 4 @ 7 pm    ♦    Barry O’Connell
Drawing on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essays “The American Scholar,” “Self-Reliance,” and “Experience,” Amherst professor emeritus Barry O’Connell explores the many ways Emerson’s writings continue to offer insights that can make our lives more open and fruitful.

Dessert Fundraiser!

The Friends are celebrating National Library Week (April 8-14) with a dessert fundraiser and “friendraiser” at the library on Friday, April 13, 7-9 pm.

The Friends will be offering a selection of desserts along with tea and coffee. Various prizes, many handcrafted by area artists, will be raffled off. The $10 admission price will cover dessert and coffee as well as 3 raffle tickets. Additional tickets may be purchased at 3 for $5. We will also be holding a separate raffle, at $5 per ticket, for one of our Little Free Libraries.

Come join us for an evening to socialize with other Friends and make some new ones!

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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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