At 7 pm on Monday, March 25th, join Dr. Robert Tortolani in the Brooks Memorial Liberary Community Meeting Room, where he will share some of his personal experiences during his time of service as a medic during the Vietnam War. He will show slides and a film from his personal collection, followed by an open discussion.
At 6 pm on Wednesday, March 27th, join the Women’s Action Team and the Women’s Freedom Center at Brooks Memorial Library, for an open community conversation: Know Your Rights in the Era of #MeToo.
The #MeToo Movement has clearly changed the cultural landscape. But how do we know if it’s safe to speak about our experiences of harm, especially in public?
Join us at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, March 13th, at Brooks Memorial Library, for the first of a series of FREE, open panel discussions designed to highlight the compassion issues in our town, responses to date, and priority needs to be addressed. This week’s discussion is: Compassion, Spiritual Teachings and Their Challenging Practices. Speakers will include: Yasmeen Chaudhri (Islam), Dek Fromer (Baha’i), Duncan Hilton (Christianity), Kate Judd (Judaism), moderated by Rev. Scott Couper, Minister of Centre Church.
At 6:30 pm on Monday, March 11th, the Vermont Public Utility Commission will explain Proposed Changes to Rule 5.300. Please read the linked content below, and for questions about this rulemaking, please contact Elizabeth Schilling, Staff Attorney, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-828-2358. See Information about public participation in the State of Vermont Public Utility Commission process here:
Join us from 10 am – 12 pm on Tuesday, March 12th, as the Brattleboro Police Department presents: Coffee With a Cop! Anyone can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, and it is and a great way to get questions answered informally.They will be ready to chat about anything — from the Red Sox and the Celtics, to traffic concerns and home safety.
On Friday, March 8th at 6 pm, join us at Brooks Memorial Library, as Brattleboro Solidarity shows a FREE screening of the documentary “Why We Fight.” This film describes the rise and maintenance of the United States military–industrial complex and its 50-year involvement with the wars led by the United States to date, especially its 2003 Invasion of Iraq.
Calling All Bakers!
The Friends of Brooks Memorial Library are looking for tantalizing treats to tempt taste buds at the 2nd Annual Just Desserts Fundraising Friendraiser. Email the Friends, or stop by the library for more information 🙂
Brooks Memorial Library is pleased to offer access to the Pongalo Novela Club!
If you are a fan of Spanish Language Television, look no further! Your library card allows you to register for a FREE RB Digital account, and from there you may choose programs from such categories as: Columbia, Venezuela, Péliculas, Telenovelas, and Series, and watch them en español. Stream from home, or come in to use one of our laptops or public access computers!
February was designated American Heart Month by the American Heart Association, and the first official observance was established by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1963, to raise awareness of heart diseases—the number one killers of Americans, according to the CDC and to tell people about all the steps they can take to minimize their risks and improve their health.
This is just a reminder to anyone who might not have heard the great news:
Do you have old fines from years ago? Brooks Memorial Library will forgive them, and you can start over with a clean slate We have changed for the better!
Moving forward, we are mostly FINE FREE.
Brooks Memorial Library will be CLOSED on Monday, February 18th, in observation of the Presidents’ Day holiday. If we get more snow, don’t forget to check out some SNOWSHOES!
Since the Uniform Monday Holiday Act passed in 1971, it has been celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally created as a celebration of George Washington’s birthday, it was later expanded to include Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, as well as being a way to honor all presidents, and celebrate other aspects of our national culture.
Stop by and play a game of Scrabble with us at Brooks Memorial Library 🙂 The atmosphere is pleasant and mellow, with plenty of smiling and laughing! All levels are absolutely welcome to join the fun!!
Join us at Brooks Memorial Library at 7 pm on Monday, February 11th as William Forchion reads from his book Sacred & Sacrosanct: a collection of poems! Wiliam is a Director, Producer, Poet, Clown, Acrobat, Stuntman, Father, Friend, Minister, Coach, Writer, and Teacher, all in one package. His works have been called “resonant” and “insightful.” In addition to reading, he will offer insight into his #ApoemAday project, where he has been writing and sharing a poem every day for a year via Twitter.
Just in time for winter to really kick in, Brooks Memorial Library is pleased to have added snowshoes and adjustable poles to our catalog! They are loaned on a first-come, first-served, and are available in several sizes, from childrens’ to adult. A special waiver for each cardholder must be signed and dated before they are borrowed. Check them out!
We will be closed on Monday, January 21st in honor of the life of Dr. Martin Luther, King, Jr. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed this holiday into law. You may read an article about that historic event here.
Join us at Brooks Memorial Library at 10:30 am on Saturday, January 19th, for a morning of card making for our veterans, some of the many men and women who have given so much in service to our country.
This workshop is absolutely FREE, and all materials will be provided.
Join us and Brattleboro Solidarity at 3:30 pm on Saturday, January 19th,as we honor the life and work ofDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the third annual Speak-Out event! During this FREE event, Actor David Millswill embark on an engaging, dramatic presentation through the journey ofDr. King, as he transforms from his early uncertainties about Civil Rights into the historic and monumental figure he became.
The program will highlight Dr. King’s, Letter from a Birmingham Jail, I Have a Dream, Promised Land, If I had Sneezed, and Early Days. Mr. Mills’ stirring presentation will take a look at both the public figure and the private man.
Dear Library Community,
The Library will be closed from 10 am until 12 Noon on Thursday, January 17th for a staff training.
We thank you for your patience, and we will see you at Noon!
The Board of Library Trustees of Brooks Memorial Library seeks an enthusiastic and dedicated library user to fill an open position on the Board.
Candidates for this position should have an interest in maintaining a strong and visionary library in Town. Trustees must be residents of Brattleboro.
The Board, which numbers nine trustees, meets at the Library from 4:45 p.m. to 6:45PM on the second Tuesday of the month. Members are asked to chair or serve on two or more committees that convene as needed.
Join us on Wednesday, January 16th at 7pm for the educational workshop, Savvy Social Security Planning for Women.
Social Security is one of the few income sources that keeps up with inflation and lasts for life. But most women fail to maximize their benefits because they don’t understand the little-known rules that can help them get more out of the system.