Brooks Memorial Library

Friends of Brooks Memorial Library

& Nosh

A delicious fundraiser you won’t want to miss! On Friday, May 19, 2023, come to the library after hours (6-8pm) for sweet and savory treats, and take home a wrapped book – either fiction or non-fiction, as you choose.

The event will be held in the library’s Main Reading Room. Tickets are $10, available in advance at the library or at the door.

1st Wednesdays

The popular First Wednesdays series is free and open to the public. The lectures are held on the first Wednesday of the month, October through May, at 7PM – see the flyer here. This season the programs will be held in the Main Reading Room of the library, with the exception of the March lecture, accessible via Zoom (click here to register).

The series is sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council, the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library, and the following generous local businesses: Berkley & Veller Greenwood Country Realtors, Brattleboro Savings & Loan, Champion Overhead Door, Richards Insurance Group, Swiss Precision Turning, Vermont Country Store, Viking Villages, Zaluzny Excavating Corp., and Ziter Taylor Real Estate. The support of our local businesses is greatly appreciated!

Crafting a memoir

The Friends are delighted to support a workshop exploring the craft of memoir writing, conducted by author Shin Freedman. It will be held at the library over three Saturdays — October 1st, October 22nd, and November 5th — at 10:00-12:00. The program is free of charge and open to the public, and the venue is wheelchair-accessible. To register, please contact the library at or call 802-490-9289, ext. O.

Shin Freedman is a recipient of many writing/literary awards and was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar to China in 2016-2017. For further details about her work and the goals of this workshop, see the library’s webpage here.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Friends is to support the Brooks Memorial 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

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Brattleboro, VT  05301