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Major Jackson

An Evening with Poet Major Jackson

April 6 at 7 pm:  UVM professor Major Jackson reads from his new book, Roll Deep, and discusses how poetry not only serves as a record of our existence but also enlarges us as human beings. Underwriter: Carole and Geof Gaddis.

What the Buddhists Teach - Polly Young-Eisendrath talk

What the Buddhists Teach: Finding Clarity in Everyday Life

May 4 at 7 pm:  How do we develop mindfulness and a compassionate optimism about a highly imperfect world? Author Dr. Polly Young-Eisendrath discusses the Buddhist model for remaining fully engaged in the ups and downs of everyday life.


The History of Health Care in the US

February 3 at 7 pm:  Dartmouth professor Allen Koop describes how America’s troubled, promising, and unique health care system has been shaped not only by developments in medicine but also by social forces, economics, politics, and historical surprises. Underwriter: Union Institute & University, MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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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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