Holly Jolly Gingerbread Craft Time at Brooks Memorial Library

Don’t miss this year’s Holly Jolly Gingerbread Craft Time on Saturday, December 9 at Brooks Memorial Library. Come make edible houses out of graham crackers, icing and candy. Younger kids can make edible Christmas trees from ice cream cones, frosting and candy. This year we are offering two sessions: session one runs from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and session two runs from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. In order to ensure we have enough goodies for everyone, registration is strongly recommended – please contact the Children’s Room at 254-5290 x110. This event is free and donations of nonperishable food items for Project Feed the Thousands are appreciated. Children under 10 must have a responsible person with them. Holly Jolly Gingerbread Craft Time is sponsored the by Friends of Brooks Library and the Children’s Room.


Quickie

You told me,
“I am the female Harvey Weinstein,”
   in jest…
When I would not get in bed with you.


Brattleboro Halloween Costumes 2017

The King of Candy and Psychic Secretary do hereby proclaim the official list of over 230 Halloween costumes seen on Cedar Street to be as good as we can make it, and therefore present it to the people, as follows:


Free Writing Contest for Southern Vermont and Nearby Counties in New Hampshire and Mass

WRITE ACTION is pleased to announce its 15th Annual Poetry and Prose Writing Contest for adults and teens. Entries will be judged anonymously. Each category will be judged by an esteemed writer from the tri-state area. Judge for both prose and poetry in the youth category is retired head of the BUHS English Department, Nancy Olson. Judge for poetry is James Kates; prose judge is Joe Mazur.


Grant Tips at Brooks Library

Presentation with Richard Wizansky and Jeanne Walsh at the Brattleboro Area Development Directors meeting. Wednesday, May 10th, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 pm. Library Meeting Room. Brooks Memorial recently joined the Foundation Information Network, a program of the Foundation Center, whose databases provide information about more than 100,000 grant makers. Learn tips and network with other nonprofit leaders, development professionals, and individuals interested in grant funding. Free and open to all.


Garbage Bag

In her meticulous manner, Carla had wrapped Jerry’s big kitchen knife in stiff layers of cardboard, generously wound with black tape. Whatever torn wrappers, putrid chicken bones, dented old cans, sticky wet tissues and other debris may have filled the bag; they were merely the packing material to conceal the evidence. 


Weekend Creativity Series: Comedy Stand-Up 101

With President Trump scheduled to take office in January, the country will need more comedians. Here’s an online intoductory course to get you started in stand-up.

There’s good advice for being likeable, some basic rules to follow, how to write and perform comedy, and more.


Brattleboro Time Trade Community Potluck

The Brattleboro Time Trade is having their monthly potluck dinner social at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center on Monday, November 7 from 5:30-7:30. These monthly socials are open to the entire community to learn about what Time Trade is about. Check out the new artwork in the museum and meet fellow time traders! All are welcome!

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2016 List of Halloween Costumes on Cedar Street

It is time to take stock of Halloween night. We disposed of nearly 400 pieces of candy and saw well over 200 costumed kids.

Here’s the semi-complete list of ghouls, goblins, robots, animals, superheroes and others wandering about Halloween night on Cedar Street in Brattleboro: