Brooks Memorial Library

Friends of Brooks Memorial Library

Fundraising News

Our late-summer fundraisers – Garden Party and Ice Cream Social – were a great success, together raising close to $5,000 to help support the library.

Many thanks to Sharon Myers for hosting the Garden Party and to the Brattleboro Food Coop and Circus Minimus for their contributions to the Ice Cream Social!

Daisy Turner’s Kin

Presenter: Jane Beck, founder of the Vermont Folklife Center
Time: October 6th, 7pm, via Zoom

Folklorist Jane Beck shares the story of the Turner family, a saga that spans four generations and two centuries. This rare account of the Black experience in New England covers the capture in Africa, the middle passage, two generations of enslavement, escape from bondage, and eventually a family farm on a Vermont hilltop. Jane Beck is the author of Daisy Turner’s Kin, an African American Family Saga, based on sixty interviews with Turner, the daughter of enslaved people.

To register for this online talk, click here.

Garden Party

The Friends invite you to a garden party fundraiser in West Brattleboro on Saturday, August 28th, 2-5pm; rain date: Sunday, August 29th.

Enjoy homemade treats in a splendid wooded garden setting at 744 Meadowbrook Rd., West Brattleboro.

Tickets are $20 in advance (call the library at 802-254-5290 to RSVP and get directions). Tickets are $25 on the day.

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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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Friends of Brooks Memorial Library

224 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT  05301