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.”


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!


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!


Like-New Holiday Remainder Book Sale!

The Like-New Holiday Remainder Book Sale will continue until December 16th!
Don’t forget to pick up raffle tickets for one of the fabulous gift baskets that have been so kindly donated! Raffle tickets are $2 each, but you can increase your chances by buying 3 for $5.

The Raffle Drawing will be held no later than 6 pm on December 17th, so you have plenty of time to purchase your tickets at the circulation desk!


Friends of Brooks Memorial Library Holiday Gift Basket Raffle Drawing

Don’t forget to pick up raffle tickets for one of the fabulous gift baskets that have been so kindly donated! Raffle tickets are $2 each, but you can increase your chances by buying 3 for $5.

The Raffle Drawing will be held no later than 6 pm on December 17th, so you have plenty of time to purchase your tickets at the circulation desk!


Like-New Holiday Remainder Book Sale: Prices Marked Down!

The Like-New Holiday Remainder Book Sale will continue until December 16th, with all prices REDUCED!
Don’t forget to pick up raffle tickets for one of the fabulous gift baskets that have been so kindly donated! Raffle tickets are $2 each, but you can increase your chances by buying 3 for $5.


Brooks Memorial Library Weekly Newsletter

Did you know that Brooks Memorial Library sends out a newsletter once a week? It is an easy way for you to find out what fun and interesting events will be happening there!

From book sales and author talks, to First Wednesday and Children’s Room events, brief updates are delivered right to your email, and linked directly to the more complete story if you would like more information.


Author Talk with Valerie Abrahamsen

Join us at Brooks Memorial Library at 7 pm on Tuesday, December 4th as Harvard-trained theologian Dr. Valerie Abrahamsen discusses her book Paranormal: A New Testament Scholar Looks at the Afterlife.

In her book, she examines four types of evidence for the survival of the individual soul after bodily death: scientific instruments and techniques, near-death experiences, reputable psychics and mediums, and out-of-body experiences. Dr. Abramson contends that not only is the afterlife a certainty beyond a reasonable doubt, but the evidence also points definitively to reincarnation, the law of cause and effect (karma), pre-birth decisions, our ability to communicate with those who have passed over, and the fact that our loved ones know what is going on in our lives.


Like-New Holiday Book Sale @ Brooks Memorial Library!

The Friends of Brooks Memorial Library will be holding the 13th Annual Like-New Holiday Books Sale from November 29th through December 1st!

 Come on in and browse from the excellent selection of fiction, non-fiction, Kids books, CDs, and DVDs, and say hello to these hard-working library fundraisers 🙂 The Friends will be there from 10 am-6pm on Thursday and Friday, November 29th and 30th, and from 10 am-2pm on Saturday.
Can’t make it in then? No worries! the Book Sale is ongoing, and you may pay for your purchases at the Circulation Desk until we are closed.
There will ALSO be a holiday gift basket raffle ongoing until the drawing is held on December 16th. Tickets may be purchased at the Books Sale, or at the Circulation Desk any time we are open.


Friends of Brooks Memorial Library Annual Appeal

The Friends of Brooks Memorial Library Annual Appeal is underway. If you missed giving Tuesday, it is not too late to donate! All proceeds go towards the Friends support of library programming, technology, resources and material purchases. Read more…


Screwnomics is Topic of Talk at Everyone’s Books

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – The idea that women should always work for less or, even better, for free is the economic theory behind Screwnomics, the subject and title of a new book by Rickey Garde Diamond that she will discuss at Everyone’s Books Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m.

The event is co-sponsored by the book store and the Brattleboro branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).


Free Book Talk with Mary Ann Hooper

Join us on Wednesday, September 12th at 7 pm in the Meeting Room for a book talk, as author Mary Ann Hooper will read and discuss her book Across America and Back: Retracing My Great-Grandparents’ Remarkable Journey, recently published by the University of Nevada Press.

Mary Ann grew up on Sunset Lake Road in Brattleboro. Her grandfather Howard C. Rice was publisher of the Brattleboro Reformer and her father John S. Hooper was editor and then publisher of the Reformer from 1950 to 1971.


Roundtable Discussion: Royall Tyler – 1700s Author, Wit, and Judge, of Early Brattleboro

Join us on Thursday, September 13th, at 7 pm as Marius B. Péladeau,  Don McLean, Christina Gibbons , and Tom Ragle come together for a moderated panel discussion about Royall and Mary Tyler. This Roundtable discussion series is part of the Peoples, Places and the History of Words in Brattleboro Project.

For more information, read on!


Giant Book Sale

The Friends of the Moore Free Library invite you to their Annual Book Sale on Saturday, September 29 from 9 am to 4 pm. The giant sale takes place in the Union Hall, just off the Common in Newfane. Categories arefiction (including classics and a large selection of mysteries), history, biography and memoir, essays, nature, travel, art and music, how-to, health, young adult, philosophy and religion, cooking, gardening, humor, Vermont and New England, children’s literature, DVDs, CDs, and more!