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.
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!
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!
Join us on Wednesday, September 19th at 7 pm as poets Tim Mayo, Maggie Chula and Jeff Friedman offer a FREE reading of some of their recent work.
Please read on for more biographical information:
Tim Mayo’s poems and reviews have appeared in Avatar Review, Barrow Street, The Brattleboro Reformer, Narrative Magazine, Poetry International, Poet Lore, River Styx, Salamander, San Pedro River Review, Tar River Poetry, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Verse Daily, Web Del Sol Review of Books, and The Writer’s Almanac. His poems have received six Pushcart Prize nominations as well as twice being chosen as a finalist for the Paumanok Prize.
Join Reference Librarian Jeanne Walsh on Wednesday, August 15th at 7 pm for a discussion about library services in a time of rapid social and technological change. Jeanne will share insights and questions from Library Leadership in a Digital Age, a professional institute she attended at the Harvard School of Education in the spring. All listeners, talkers, introverts, and extroverts are welcome. Lemonade and light refreshments will be served!
Join us on Wednesday, July 25th at 7 pm, as candidates who are on the ballot for State Senate and State House of Representatives discuss their favorite books. They will share everything from their childhood favorites to contemporary titles, and explain how those volumes helped to form their world view.
Join us on Wednesday, July 25th at 7 pm, as candidates who are on the ballot for Vermont State Senate and State House of Representatives discuss their favorite books. They will share everything from their childhood favorites to contemporary titles, and explain how those volumes helped to form their world view.
The list of candidates is: Becca Balint, Mollie Burke, Wayne Vernon Estey, Emily Kornheiser, Valerie Stuart, Tristan Toleno and Jeanette White for this unique perspective and a lively literary discussion at 7 pm, Refreshments will be served!
Dear Library Community,
Did you know that the we send out a newsletter every week to let people know what will be happening at Brooks Memorial Library? This week’s news includes information about Summer Happenings for kids & teens, the weekly resource highlight, and a chance to vote on the newsletter style that you like best!
You can sign up for the newsletter on our home page.
To celebrate the release of our cookbook, Dosa Kitchen will be throwing a launch party at our food truck.
When: Saturday, June 9, from 3-5
Where: Dosa Kitchen food truck, 400 Linden Street, at the Retreat Farm (next to Grafton Village Cheese)
What: SAMPLES from the book’s recipes * Reggae music by HEIRLOOM SEEDS * HENNA by Prasanna * BOOKS on sale by Everyone’s Books
Thanks to all who made the first few days of the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library Summer Book Sale a great success! The sale will continue until Saturday, June 15th at 3 pm.
All proceeds support events, technology and other resources, like Lynda.com. Please pay for your books at the desk!
Congratulations to Kevin O’Keefe of Circus Minimus! He is winner of the Little Free Library Raffle Drawing, and the proud new owner of a new, sturdy, LFL!
Join us on Saturday, June 16th at 2 pm for an author reading and discussion of A Ramble Through Small-Town New England: Volume One, by Richard Marshall. Read his statement below for more information!
The idea of writing a book about towns along the southern New England border came while sitting on my deck in Whitingham on a beautiful sunny day. I was looking at a Vermont map and saw all the towns stretching from Brattleboro to Bennington. Why not go to each town, meet the people there and write about my impressions of what I saw and heard and, where possible, have people write their own stories? I interviewed artists, farmers, store owners, entrepreneurs, factory owners and many others.
Dear Library Community,
Here is this week’s news from your Library, including links to some interesting facts about Memorial Day. On Monday we will be closed to honor those who have lost their lives in service to this country. Click here to open the newsletter.
Enter now for your chance to win a Little Free Library for your neighborhood! Tickets are $5 each, and may be purchased at the library circulation desk.
The winner’s name will be drawn on June 2nd!
The Friends of Brooks Memorial Library are hosting their 16th Annual Book Sale fundraiser. Stop by and you will find plenty of good books, DVDs, CDs, audio books, and puzzles!
The book sale will be:
Thursday & Friday from 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 1 pm
On Saturday, May 19th at 2 pm, the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library proudly presents a reading of The Full Vermonty: Vermont in the Age of Trump, co-authored and read by syndicated political cartoonist, Jeff Danziger. Co-written with Bill Mares, it features writings from a host of local contributors who give their take on current themes of life in Vermont.
This new two-month exhibit illuminates the rich history of Brattleboro’s Printing and Publishing Heyday-1900-1970. It opens on Wednesday, May 9, at 7:00 pm at Brooks Memorial Library, with a question and answer session and refreshments.
The exhibit features rare images, books and ephemera, highlights some of the major printers and publishers of that era including the Vermont Printing Company, The Brattleboro Reformer, E.L. Hildreth Company, The Stephen Daye Press, The Stephen Greene Press, and The Book Press as well as local book designers.
There are now only two “Little Free Libraries” remaining for sale and one to be raffled to benefit the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library.
The libraries are all hand-built by the Brattleboro Rotary Club’s Literacy Project Committee and painted by local artists Robert Craig Aldrich, Bob Cincotta, Pat Little, John McCarthy, Susan Rosano, Kim Stice and Suzy Worden.
Brooks Memorial Library is excited to host National Student Poet for the Northeast, Juliet Lubwama on Wednesday, April 11th, at 7 pm, in the Main Reading Room!