Library Closed For Training Thursday, May 2

In June, Brooks Memorial Library will be the first to join the Catamount Library Network, Vermont’s new statewide partnership for resource sharing. Catamount will expand our patrons’ access to resources.

We will be closed on Thursday, May 2nd, for staff training on the new system. 


Peruvian Shamans Coming to Brattleboro

We hope you’ll join us as don Francisco and doña Juana, elders of the Q’ero nation, will be in Brattleboro in early June, offering their energy medicine, ceremonies of manifestation and even an introduction to the ancient “wisdom teachings” of the Andes.  

The Q’ero — don Francisco’s and doña Juana’s people, are said to be the last direct descendants of the Inca.  They historically were respected as the keepers of the knowledge, and held a place of honor at traditional gatherings and festivals.  After the Spanish conquest, they remained invisible, living in small villages as high as 16,000
feet above sea level. To this day, the Q’ero live without electricity, plumbing, automobiles or even bicycles.  Here they have kept alive their relationship with the spirits of the land, and practice a heart-based way of relating to the world.  


5:45 Live- 4/26/13

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rash of dog-bite incidents in Putney, this weeks’ SeVEDS and sidewalk
upgrade meetings, the library’s new plans for lecture-by-google-hangout,
the plunge for charity, and plenty more fill the roster for this
weekend’s jam-packed weekend edition.

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Weekend Concert Series- Led Zeppelin “The Song Remains The Same”

Released in 1976, this concert film was taped over several days in 1973. Aside from the concert footage itself taped at Madison Square Garden in three nights, it features several dream sequences of the band manager (Peter Grant) as a gangster and the band members in their individual fantasy vignettes, It runs just over 2 1/4 hours.

This was the tour in which nearly a quarter-million dollars was stolen from their hotel’s safe deposit box and there’s some footage of that as well. It’s even a good portrait of NYC in the early 1970s. Enjoy.


Windham Child Care Association Selling Gifts for Child Care Provider Appreciation Day

Child Care Provider Appreciation Day is Friday, May 10. In honor of this day of recognition, Windham Child Care Association is selling bags of Vermont Country Tea, custom designed for the organization.

For $5.00, a set of 18 teabags will be delivered along with a personalized note of thanks. The ‘Warm Moments: Tropical Comfort’ tea is a fruit tea combining black tea with mango, pineapple and coconut oils.

Orders can be made online at www.windhamchildcare.org, by calling 254-5332 with credit card information, or by sending a check to 130 Birge St. in Brattleboro. Deadline for orders is Monday, April 29th.


Book Discussion: Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility

Two Hundred Years of Pride and Prejudice: A Look at Jane Austen’s Endurance
Thursday April 25, 2013
1:30 PM until 3:00 PM

The reading/discussion series: Jane Austen Endures will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice and explore Austen’s publishing staying power. The two-book series sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council will also examine Austen’s universal appeal, her talent for capturing the time she lived in, and her comic, satiric tone, among other aspects of her writing


Lyrics and Fictions: Authors Chard deNiord and Vincent Panella

Lyrics and Fictions: Authors Chard deNiord and Vincent Panella

Wednesday April 24, 2013
7:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Join poet Chard deNiord and novelist Vince Panella in the Library Meeting Room for Local Authors reading Lyrics and Fictions.Poet Chard deNiord will read from his new collection of poems, Interstate, and Vincent Panella will read from his novella and story collection, Disorderly Conduct.DeNiord is a Professor of of English at Providence College and author of The Double Truth (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011) and Night Mowing (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005).


Heather Maloney w/ Sam Moss at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery Friday, April 26

Twilight music presents Northampton, Massachusetts-based singer/songwriter Heather Maloney with her band (Ken Maiuri on bass and J.J. O’Connell on drums), plus multi-instrumentalist and singer Sam Moss at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery on Friday, April 26 at 7:30 pm.

Rooted in what she calls “adventurous folk,” Heather Maloney’s smart, catchy and soulful music features literate songwriting that explores themes of spirituality, transformation, and impermanence. Maloney’s brand new self-titled CD is the third album for the songwriter hailed by The Huffington Post for “lyrics that cut to the chase.” DigBoston wrote that she “deserves the type of cult following that has allowed the likes of Aimee Mann and Ani DiFranco that long standing success and influence they have had.” As a classically trained vocalist who once aimed for the opera, there is a strength and certainty in Maloney’s voice that provides a solid foundation for the vocal playfulness throughout her work.


Compass School Welcomes Prospective Students for Open House

Compass School welcomes prospective students and their families for our Open House on Tuesday, April 30th from 6-8PM. The Open House is hosted by current students, staff, and parents and includes a tour of the school, homemade dinner, and a presentation from Asst Director Eric Rhomberg. This is an informative and fun way to get to know the school and the Compass community.


Kurn Hattin Select Choir Chosen To Perform in Live Showcase Finale of WGBY-TV Choral Competition Series, “Together in Song” on Sunday, April 28

The Kurn Hattin Homes Select Choir has been chosen as one of nine regional choruses to appear on the finale of the WGBY public television choral competition series, “Together in Song” on Sunday, April 28. After reviewing the performances of 36 adult and children’s choirs in various categories over four weeks, the judges announced their final selections April 16th.


World Book Night in Brattleboro

   
Tuesday, April 23, Book distribution  

On April 23rd over 25,000 volunteers across the United States will go out into their communities and give away more than 500,000 free books. 


BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules – Week of 4/22/13

BCTV Ch 8 Schedule for the week of 4/22/13

                   Monday April 22

12:00 am      Dummerston Conservation Commission: Invasive Insects

1:10 am       Library Lecture- Undercover with Real Women Spies

2:00 am       FSTV Overnight

4:00 am       National Fair Housing Month

4:30 am       The Best of the “NO Film” Film Festival 2012

5:30 am       Dan Gillmor, Media Futurist and Journalist


Tonight: Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio

On Friday, April 19, 7:30 pm, the Brattleboro Music Center will present the Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio, at Centre Congregational Church in Brattleboro, VT.

Bound by their Israeli roots, pianist Alon Goldstein, cellist Amit Peled, and clarinetist Alex Fiterstein formed the Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio in 2005. Today, the ensemble’s performances reflect both the special gifts and originality of the three artists as soloists as well as their marvelous sense of ensemble and love of chamber music. 


New Hours for Computer Coaching Sessions at Brooks Memorial Library

Through the auspices of e-Vermont and a grant from the Vermont Community Foundation, the Brooks Memorial Library is able to continue its free one-on-one computer coaching sessions into May and beyond.

In these private 45-minute sessions, participants meet with a skilled student intern from Community College of Vermont to learn basic computer tasks, such as setting up and using an email account, creating a Facebook account, or using a word processor or other popular software program. Experienced computer users are also welcome to bring their questions. The library has computers available, or participants may bring their own tablets, smart phones, or laptops to explore the capabilities of those devices; for example, downloading ebooks or other digital media.


World Book Night Reception at Brooks Memorial Library

The Friends of Brooks Memorial Library will host a reception for the 16 Brattleboro area residents who will be World Book Night givers this year. On Saturday, April 20th from 11 AM -1:30 PM WBN givers will be able to pick up their books, meet their neighbors who are also participating, enjoy some refreshments and share where they will be giving away their books on April 23rd- World Book Night.


Email Scam Targets Sovernet Users

users are being hit with what appears to be an email scam know as “phishing” in which a scammer tries to get you to give up your email address and account information. I’ve gotten a few of these in the past couple of days.

The email says:


NEYT ~ SACPIN Directed By: Steven Stearns

Scapin directed by Stephen Stearns, April 11-20

About the Play:
Scapin is a Commedia dell’arte style, comic farce written by Moliere, one of the greatest masters of comedy who ever lived. NEYT uses the rave review off-Broadway adaptation created by America’s most famous clowns, Bill Irwin and Mark O’Donnell, who starred in the original production. It is literally laugh-a-second mayhem!

Two clever servants trick two rich and gullible fathers out of their millions and arrange for their sons to marry two mysterious women whom the fathers detest! NEYT graduating seniors Henry Weisel and Alec Silver will be featured as the two servants, Scapin and Sylvester, who get themselves into the wildest and most ridiculous scrapes.