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!


Free Poetry Reading with Tim Mayo, Maggie Chula and Jeff Friedman

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.


Lemonade With a Librarian

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!


Candidates Night: Library Edition

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. 


Candidates Night: Library Edition

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!


Library Newsletter, Week of June 24th

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.


DOSA Kitchen Cookbook Launch Party on June 9

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


Friends Books Sale Continues: Thank You!

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!


A Ramble Through Small Town New England, with Author Richard Marshall

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.


Brooks Memorial Library Newsletter, Week of May 27th

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.


Friends of Brooks Memorial Library Summer Book Sale!

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