Valentines for Veterans: Free Workshop Activity

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.


Vermont Jazz Center Presents: Helen Sung’s “Sung With Words”

The Vermont Jazz Center welcomes Helen Sung and celebrates her Chamber Music America sponsored project, “Sung With Words” on Saturday, January 19th at 8:00 PM at the Vermont Jazz Center.  The pianist/composer will present a new body of work that embodies the alliance of poetry and jazz and then takes it to new places. The performers in the octet are Helen Sung (piano and composition), Jason Palmer (trumpet), John Ellis (woodwinds), Carolyn Leonhart and Alina Engibaryan (Vocals), David Wong (bass), Kush Abadey (drums) and Felipe Fournier (percussion).


BCTV Schedules – Week of 1/14/19

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 1/14/19

Monday, January 14, 2019

5:00 am All Things LGBTQ – Dana Dwinell-Yardley and Aaron Marcus
6:00 am Brooks Memorial Library Events – Valerie Abrahamsen 12/4/18
7:25 am Okemo Valley TV Documentary – SK8 VT
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast
9:00 am Brattleboro Rallies – Indigenous Peoples Rally


Trump on the Couch

In 2005, Justin Frank, M.D., a psychiatrist , wrote a book “Bush on the Couch” in which he provided keen insights into the president’s mode of thinking-or not thinking.

Commenting on “W”, Dr. Frank noted we are “dealing with a potentially cornered man [who] could lash out, and it is possible that the best way would be to bomb Iran…. Whatever the root causes of Bush’s pathology, we have a dangerous man running things…grandiose and unchecked.”


BCTV Schedules – Week of 1/7/19

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 1/7/19

Monday, January 7, 2019

5:00 am Southern Vermont Dance Festival – Mid Summer Promenade – Retreat Farm
5:50 am Education and Enrichment for Everyone – Exploring London’s History
6:57 am Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition presents – Clean the Air Pt. 4
7:00 am Vermonters for Justice in Palestine – Salaam / Shalom – December 28, 2018
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast


Great Exhibit About Brattleboro

There is a fabulous exhibit about Brattleboro in the Vermont Historical Society Museum in Montpelier.   The exhibit, titled Brattleboro-The Defining Decades, 1870-1920, has been produced by the Brattleboro Historical Society , the Estey Organ Museum, with installation design by Chris Grotke.


BCTV Schedules – Week of 12/31/18

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 12/31/18

Monday, December 31, 2018

5:00 am Green Mtn Mornings Tonight – GMMT: Friday News Show 12/21/18
5:30 am WRAP – Wellness Recovery Action Plan – WRAP Ep 1 – Beginning Your WRAP
6:05 am WRAP – Wellness Recovery Action Plan – WRAP Ep 2 – Triggers and Early Warning Signs
6:30 am WRAP – Wellness Recovery Action Plan – WRAP Ep 3 – When Things are Breaking Down
6:55 am PSA – 16th Annual Tibet Festival


Winter Group 2019

Jan. 12 – Feb. 24: Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts presents “Winter Group 2019,” an exhibition of new work by Josh Bernbaum, Bruce Campbell, Lyell Castonguay, Liz Chalfin, Jon Gregg, Emily Mason, Petria Mitchell, and other gallery artists.

Among the pieces introduced in “Winter Group 2019” are Bernbaum’s large, blown-glass vessels inspired by flowering cacti of the Southwest, and Campbell’s hand-operated steel and brass kinetic sculptures which let us orbit planets and stars on a tabletop.


BCTV Schedules – Week of 12/17/18

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 12/17/18

Monday, December 17, 2018

5:00 am Green Mtn Mornings Tonight – GMMT: Friday News Show 12/14/18
5:30 am WRAP – Wellness Recovery Action Plan – WRAP Ep 1 – Beginning Your WRAP
6:05 am WRAP – Wellness Recovery Action Plan – WRAP Ep 2 – Triggers and Early Warning Signs


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!


Give the Gift of Art at The Drawing Studio

Good morning everyone

The Winter/Spring schedule is now up on our website and enrollment is open for classes and workshops this Season. Give a gift of Art to someone you love. We now have gift certificates for the new year. www.vermontdrawingstudio.com

Here is some of what is on offer in January at The Drawing Studio:


On Banning Baby, It’s Cold Outside

One of the by products of the new ban on Baby, It’s Cold Outside is that I can’t stop humming it. It’s so eminently hummable.  It doesn’t help that we listened to four hours of Christmas music last night, or that I’ve heard everyone from Dolly Parton to Dean Martin sing it in cover versions going back to the 1940s.  In our extensive seasonal music collection, we must have at least a dozen versions and there are many more. 


BCTV Schedules – Week of 12/10/18

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 12/10/18

Monday, December 10, 2018

12:01 am Yankee Bookshop – Archer Mayor – Bury the Lead
1:00 am Vote for Vermont – Audubon Vermont
2:00 am Vermont Alliance for Retired Americans – “Where Do We Go From Here?”
3:48 am River Garden Brown Bag Lunch Series – Resist with Love – Speak Truth to Power


Retirement Open House for Therese Marcy

Please join us for a Retirement Open House in honor of  Therese Marcy To celebrate 28 years of dedicated service at Brooks Memorial Library Thursday, December 20, 2018 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Brooks Memorial Library, Main Room

Cookies and punch will be served, and we hope you will all stop by to visit on Therese’s last day!