Brooks Memorial Library

Friends of Brooks Memorial Library

1st Wednesdays: April

April 3 @ 7pm ♦ Reeve Lindbergh

Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of aviator-authors Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, discusses the intersection of fame and privacy as the spokesperson for one of the most famous families of the 20th century.
Underwriter: Carole and Geof Gaddis

1st Wednesdays (Tues. this time)

April 30 @ 7pm ♦ Harold Holzer

Biographer Harold Holzer tells the story of one of the great sculptors of the 19th century—creator of the Lincoln Memorial, “The Minute Man” of Concord, Massachusetts, and the “Spirit of Life,” which was created for Brattleboro’s park, stolen, and recovered.

Underwriter: Crosby-Gannett Fund

Friends’ Book Bags to Refugees

Sales of the Friends book bags did not go as well as hoped, but an unexpected request made it possible to put our overstock to good use.

Friends president Joyce Marcel learned from Patricia Whalen, former judge on the War Crimes Chamber in Bosnia/ Herzegovina, that refugee camps in Sarajevo were in need of tote bags for the people flooding into the camps. Joyce relayed that information to the Friends’ Board, who were delighted to authorize a donation of 50 bags.

It might be a stretch to say that the Friends outreach is now worldwide, but at least a small corner of the world will benefit from our donation.

  • 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.

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Friends of Brooks Memorial Library

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Brattleboro, VT  05301