Monday Movie Matinees for Kids at Brooks Memorial Library

Monday Movie Matinees for Kids at Brooks Memorial Library
Monday July 22 at 1 pm

Bring a lunch and join us at 1:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room for a free feature length movie. All movies are rated G or PG and run approximately an hour and a half. 

Save the date for the next Monday Movie Matinee on July 29, August 5 and August 12.

Weekend Concert Series – Steve Winwood, Chicago, 2003

As I said once before, Steve Winwood’s music and voice is the sound of Summer to me. With this heat wave we need some cool vibes.

This concert is from the Soundstage series jointly produced by the PBS station in Chicago, WTTW, and HD Ready. Original broadcast date: Sept. 2004.

Steve Winwood was precocious and is often called a prodigy. Born in Birmingham, England to a working class family with musical talents, he learned drums, guitar and piano from toddler age and began performing publicly with his father and older brother Muff at age 8. In the following six years, he backed B.B. King, Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters on their U.K. tours, and often did session work.

Weekend Concert Series- Yes; The “Yessongs” Concert Film, 1975

In 1975 Yes had already been together for 7 years. They didn’t make the “big time” until 1971’s “Fragile” album which was to establish them as first-class Progrockers. Their “Close to the Edge” in 1972 was a hit and their worldwide tour established them as arena-fillers.Though rarely on the top ten hits list, and with several different line-ups, they’ve been around now for 45 years and are currently touring the US in another incarnation.

This film is from the “Close to the Edge” tour in December1972, with songs from the album of the same name. The performances are at London’s Rainbow Theatre. The line-up is:

Jon Anderson- lead vocals

Chris Squire- bass, backup vocals

The Latchis Theatre Heats Up for the Windham County Heat Fund – Some Like it Hot

Some Like it Hot to show July 25 at 7:00 p.m. Play it cool now to shed some warmth this winter

For Immediate Release – On July 25 at 7:00 p.m., Latchis Arts offers Some Like It Hot, another in their series of Movies-By-Donation, following Singin’ in the Rain and Bringing Up Baby.

Some Like It Hot is a Marilyn Monroe classic with Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. When musicians Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon witness a mob hit, they hop a train disguised as women in an all-female band. Hottest real woman? Marilyn Monroe! This classic of comedy and romance has been a hit since 1959.

4 Movies- 4 Nights This Summer, Library Meeting Room

Tonight is movie night at the Library!
4 Movies – 4 Nights This Summer, Library Meeting Room
Bring a Comfy Camp Chair    

Get to the Library for free movies this summer, brought to you by the newly formed Teen Advisory Board.
Tonight! Wednesday, July 10, 6:30 PM, 2011 romantic comedy starring Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell.

Save the dates for the next movies!

Wednesday, July 24, 6:30 PM, A two-bit boxer gets a second chance in life by being offered an impossible shot at the heavyweight title. Starring Sylvester Stallone in this Academy Award winning film.

Weekend Concert – Aerosmith

This week’s concert is Aerosmith live in Houston on June 24, 1977, a few years prior to their need to “come back” with Run DMC in the 1980’s.

Are they New England’s best rock band? Are they America’s best rock band? 

Brattleboro VFW

The Brattleboro VFW is not just for veterans! Did you know you can have your wedding, birthday party, employee appreciation luncheon and other function there? Large or small, the VFW can work with you to make your day special. Email Lisa for more details. Your Brattleboro VFW is located at 40 Black Mountain Road, and is also open Mon-Friday for lunch. Lunch specials are less than $6 and are open to the public! Email Lisa at

White Wolf Von Atzingen on WVEW, July 2nd

Join DJ Pockets for another “buttahmilk” experience for this one…July 2nd,Tuesday 6-8pm..on 107.7fm or

White Wolf Von Atzingen is the founder of the Ways Of The Wild Institute and is the Alpha Guide for all wilderness courses and workshops. White Wolf has extensive experience in the ways of the wild. He trained in the wild during his youth under an old Native Metinuwak (“medicine man”) and warrior. His native guide and Teacher taught him the old ways of living with the earth. White Wolf became a 10th degree black belt and Grandmaster in Small Circles of 5 Animals Jujitsu. In school he wrestled for 5 years. He also holds the rank of first degree black belt in Shao-lin kung fu, 18 hand lohan kung fu and Muai Thai.

Weekend Concert Series – Beastie Boys

This week we have an important addition to the history of concert films. Beastie Boys “Awesome I F*ckin’ Shot That” is a concert film that was filmed by members of the audience. Cameras were given out before the show to people in all parts of the room, from the good seats back to the nosebleed rows.

The instructions were simple – just keep filming. It was up to those with the cameras to decide where to point them.

The show you see here is the edited-together results from the October 9, 2004 show at Madison Square Garden in NYC.

4 Movies- 4 Nights This Summer

4 Movies- 4 Nights This Summer, Library Meeting Room

Bring a Comfy Camp Chair

Get to the Library for free movies this summer, brought to you by the newly formed Teen Advisory Board.

Hold the dates and times below in your calendar:

Wednesday, July 10, 6:30 PM, 2011 romantic comedy starring Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell.

Youth Services Drops Golf Balls from Helicopter to Raise Funds for Youth

Brattleboro, VT—Youth Services announced today its newest fundraiser, a helicopter golf ball drop raffle in which one lucky individual is guaranteed to win $3000 with a once-in-a-lifetime ride in a helicopter thrown in for good measure.

The Golf Ball Drop will take place on Wednesday, July 31 at the Brattleboro Country Club’s 9th Fairway between 5:30 and 6 p.m., at the conclusion of Youth Services’ 28th Annual Youth Services Golf Tournament, though winners need not be present to win the money, according to organizers.

Estey Organ Museum Announces Special Open Days

Estey Organ Museum will be open for special extended hours the weekends of June 22 – 23 and June 22-23 to welcome members of the Organ Historical Society who will be traveling to and from the OHS 2013 Annual Convention being held in Burlington June 24-29.

The museum is located in the former Estey factory complex on Birge Street in Brattleboro, and features displays of various styles of reed organs as well as a playable, walk-through, 1915 Estey pipe organ. Many of the other instruments on display are also playable, and visitors of all ages are encouraged to take a turn at playing them.

Weekend Concert: Singles Weekend

Everybody wiped out this week and no one was able to come up with a concert to share.

So, instead of full concerts, you are invited to share the equivalent of a video single. It can be an official video for a song you like, or a something that isn’t quite a full concert, but worth noting. (Save the full concerts for other weeks.)

West Brattleboro Village Day, Saturday June 22

On Saturday, June 22, the West Brattleboro Association (WBA) will host its third annual West Brattleboro Village Day, 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM on the Village Green in front of the fire house.

The event promises to be fun for all ages! The Village Day will feature a bouncy house, juggling acts, trapeze demonstrations by Circus Arts, and hula hoop demonstrations by Alotta Hoopla! The Brattleboro Fire Department will have a fire truck on display and the Sheriff’s Department will be showing off their new rescue vehicle purchased after Irene caused damage in hard-to-get places. In addition there will be a pie contest and 50-50 raffle.

The No Film Film Festival

Falls Area Community Television (FACT TV) invites film lovers and budding filmmakers to attend the premier screening of the No Film Film Festival submissions on June 29, 2013. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. at the Bellows Falls Opera House, with music provided by the Intercept.
“The No Film Film Festival is truly unique and can only be experienced to be adequately understood,” FACT TV Director Jacob Stradling said. On June 29th the films will premiere on the largest screen in southern Vermont at the world renowned Bellows Falls Opera House, “the only public viewing of these genre bending 1980s movie mashups,” Stradling said.

Weekend Concert Series – Dire Straits

Let’s pop over to Australia for the final night of Dire Strait’s Brothers In Arms tour from April 1986.

As with many groups, the best known Dire Straits songs are not necessarily their best tracks. This show features a mixture of hits (at the time) and some lesser-known songs.

Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits always seemed to fly just a bit under the radar, and like Kid Creole, probably didn’t get the full recognition they deserved. It was the 80’s and they didn’t have many dance moves to show off on MTV, though they did have some success with videos.

Your Scariest Horror Movie Rec?

Okay, folks. I love horror movies and am hoping to see some recommendations that I don’t know of already. Personally, the gore and torture films aren’t what I consider scary horror. I’m talking about things that fill you with dread, are tense and leave indelible impressions. For instance… after seeing the Blair Witch Project I couldn’t get the sight of the guy standing in the basement corner out of my mind. Creepy is much more insidious than slash.

So please, if you’ve a mind to, tell what movies left that mark on you.

Weekend Concert Series – Roger Troutman and Zapp

I almost gave you tickets to an old Van Halen show this week, but instead I decided that we needed to have a bit of funky fun with Roger Troutman and Zapp.

Roger is a guitar, bass, and keyboard playing funkster from Dayton, Ohio. He and Zapp (made of many Troutmans) had a string of R&B hits in the 70’s and 80’s with songs like More Bounce to the Ounce, Dancefloor, So Ruff So Tuff, Doo Wa Ditty, and remakes of classics like Heard It Through The Grapevine and Midnight Hour.