Sex and the Single Show Girl

Lately I’ve been running into lots of examples in movies, stories, and books of sexual harrassment of women in show business.  It’s just rampant.  Of course, my media sources aren’t from the present day — the present day is too depressing. I’ve set the dial back to about the turn of the century through the 1930s.  Now that I think of it, these too were depressing times.  But depressing times call for entertainment—so bring on the show girls!  


Keeping Warm at the Library

In spirit with the services that public libraries provide equally to all
who come, we received an excellent
this weekend! You can read it online with your library card:


Poetry Discussion Group in Putney

Join us for the monthly Poetry Discussion Group Saturday, 2 December 2017, 12-2 p.m. at Antidote Books, 120 Main St, Putney. Free off-street parking is available for your convenience.


Conmen! Scoundrels! Rogues! How to Research Colorful Characters and Write Their Stories

On Wednesday, November 29 at 7 PM, Brooks Memorial Library will host a presentation about conmen who made their fortunes and furthered their careers by coming to Brattleboro and working their magic art. Rolf Parker, a free-lance writer and local historian, will tell their stories and share tips and techniques for doing your own research and story-telling. Come learn how your work can become part of the Peoples, Places and the History of Words Project! It is funded by an NEH “Creating Humanities Communities” grant. For more information, visit: http://www.brattleboro.com/words.