Brattleboro Christmas and New Year Closings

 In observance of the Christmas holiday: 

Brattleboro Town offices will close at 12:00pm on Tuesday, December 24, and will be closed on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, with the exception of emergency services. 

Brooks Memorial Library will close at 12:00pm on Tuesday, December 24, and will be closed on Wednesday, December 25, 2018. 


Dec. 13 & 14: “An Olde New England Christmas”

Guilford, Vt. — Friends of Music at Guilford (FOMAG) presents “An Olde New England Christmas” at 7:30 on Friday, December 13, and again at 4:00 on Saturday, December 14. By tradition, this 47th annual Christmas at Christ Church event includes choral and instrumental music for the season, a dramatic reading, and a few carols for everyone.

The a cappella vocal program was drawn from tune books by New England composers born in the middle of the 18th century: William Billings, Supply Belcher, Oliver Holden, Timothy Swan, and Samuel Adams Holyoke, as well as one English composer, Joseph Stephenson. These itinerant singing masters traveled the region from about 1770 through 1810, teaching sight-singing to select groups in church parishes. They gave concerts for local folks and then moved on to the next town. This practice fundamentally changed the place of music in worship, which finds its legacy in church choirs today.


Brattleboro MLK Jr. Day Closures

 In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, all Brattleboro Town Offices will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019, with the exception of emergency services. 

Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Monday, January 21. All other violations will be enforced. 


Brattleboro Holiday Closings

 In observance of the Christmas holiday: 

Brattleboro Town offices will close at 12:00pm on Monday, December 24, and will be closed on Tuesday, December 25, 2018, with the exception of emergency services. 

Brooks Memorial Library will close at 12:00pm on Monday, December 24, and will be closed on Tuesday, December 25, 2018. 


Brooks Memorial Library Holiday Closures

Dear Library Community,

All of us here at Brooks Memorial Library wish you a safe and happy holiday!

We will be CLOSING EARLY on Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24th. Our hours will only be from 10 am – 12 pm, so make sure to stock up on reading material while you can!


Joyeux Noël: A French Christmas on Dec. 7 & 8

Guilford, Vt. — Friends of Music at Guilford (FOMAG) presents “Joyeux Noël,” its 46th Christmas at Christ Church program, at 7:30 on Friday, December 7, and again at 4:00 on Saturday, December 8. Traditional elements of this event include vocal and instrumental music of the season, an entertaining story with a holiday or winter theme, and a short carol sing. 

This year’s program is dedicated in memory of Neil Quinn, who passed away in mid-September. He served as Guilford’s town moderator for many years and was a long-time member of Christ Church Guilford Society, the nonprofit group that maintains this historic site, performing much of that work himself. An avid cyclist and skier, he founded and ran the West Hill Shop in Putney from 1971 through 2004.


48th Community Messiah Sing on Dec 1: A Benefit for the Homeless

Brattleboro, Vt. – Friends of Music at Guilford (FOMAG) invites singers and music lovers in the Tri-State region to start their holiday season at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, with the 48th annual Community Messiah Sing, a benefit for the homeless. Centre Congregational Church, at 193 Main Street in Brattleboro, has been home for the Sing since 1982 and for a few prior seasons as well.

Kenneth Olsson, conducting the Sing for a second season, is well known in the region as a performer in opera and musical theater productions as well as pianist, organist, and choral conductor. He has led FOMAG’s season-opening Guilford Festival Orchestra concerts since 2012 and in 2014 co-founded the Southern Vermont Lyric Theatre.


Brattleboro Thanksgiving Closures

 In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, all Brattleboro Town offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23, 2018, with the exception of emergency services. 

Brooks Memorial Library will close at 6:00pm on Wednesday, November 21, and will be closed on Thursday, November 22. It will be open for regular hours on Friday and Saturday, November 23 and 24. 2018.