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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!

Nothing to fear but fear itself

First Wednesdays are back!

October 4 @ 7 pm   ♦   Mark A. Stoler
The 2017-2018 First Wednesdays season opens on October 4th with a talk by University of Vermont Professor Emeritus Mark Stoler, speaking on “Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself: FDR and the New Deal.”

For a preview of all the upcoming talks, download the new flyer.

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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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