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The Drawing Studio Open House

Hi All

Today from 4 to 7 pm The Drawing Studio will have it's Open House. 

This is a chance to see the studio, sign up for classes in drawing and color mixing/color theory and meet other people who love this stuff too. 


Celebrate Brooks Library's Birthday With Sharon Leslie and Daniel Kasnitz!

playful harmonies, acoustic guitars, percussion and upright bass, Sharon Leslie and Daniel Kasnitz will help us celebrate our 50th Birthday by performing acoustic versions of popular hits with a funky, jazzy twist.

They will be playing between 1 and 2 pm on Saturday, September 23. Come on down!


Cheryl Wheeler plus Willa Mamet & Paul Miller at Next Stage on Saturday, September 9

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present contemporary folk singer/songwriter and comedienne extraordinaire Cheryl Wheeler, plus Americana duo Willa Mamet and Paul Miller, at Next Stage on Saturday, September 9 at 7:30 pm.

It has always seemed as if there were two Cheryl Wheelers, with fans of the New England songwriter relishing watching the two tussle for control of the microphone. There is poet-Cheryl, writer of some of the prettiest, most alluring and intelligent ballads on the modern folk scene. And there is her evil twin, comic-Cheryl, a militant trend defier and savagely funny social critic. As the poet and comic forces join, taking their separate turns and melding into the same artistic vision, Wheeler emerges as a delightful, gifted and openhearted performer.


BCTV Schedules Week of 9/4/17

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 9/4/17

Monday, September 4, 2017

12:00 am VT Film Essentials - The Graduate

1:00 am Havana Fairfax Connection - Los Van Van and the Songomania Style

2:20 am Buddhist Peace Fellowship - Hiroshima Day Peace Walk

4:30 am Vote For Vermont - Brian Savage


Monday Morning Movie






Ukulele Classes Start Up Soon!

Join the Ukulele-Wave and learn to play this fall, with instructor Lisa McCormick. Ukulele is a fun and easy way to get the joy music-making into your life! Beginners welcome, no musical background needed.

Classes begin the week of Sept, 17, and run for 6 weeks. There are many levels and times to choose from. Classes are held at New England Youth Theater, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Off-street parking, handicapped acccessible.


Circus-In-A-Suitcase: Kevin O'Keefe of Circus Minimus - Fun at Brooks Memorial Library's Birthday Party!

Seriously funny man Kevin O'Keefe, of Circus Minimus fame, will be entertaining children and adults alike with his Circus-In-A-Suitcase, beginning at 10:30 am on Saturday, September 23rd as part of our 50th Birthday party! His fun and entertaining performance in the second floor meeting room will be followed by CAKE!

Here a link to the website and a bio:


In 1985 I found an old suitcase on the street outside my apartment in NYC. I said to myself, “I’m going to put whatever can fit into this suitcase and travel the world performing.”


Amy Dickinson Presents at the Brooks Memorial Library 50th Birthday Party!

"Ask Amy," columnist and "Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me," panelist Amy Dickinson will be giving a presentation at 3 pm, September 23rd at our 50th Birthday Bash!

Thanks to the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library and Everyone’s Books, the first fifty families who attend will receive a complimentary copy of her new memoir, "Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things," which revolves around her decision to move back to her hometown, and her mid-life marriage to a local builder whom she first met in 7th grade.


Children's Book Art Display at Brooks Library: Judith Oksner

Stop by and check out the lovely watercolor illustrations of Judith Oksner any time we are open from now until the end of September! The images are on display in the second floor hallway, in the glass case, and they are for the book "Barking," by Edith Milton.

Here is a brief write bio, a link to her website,and there is also a neat video of Judith talking about her work on YouTube:

I was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at a time when steel mills were the pride of the city and nobody knew smog was bad for you.


Brattleboro Youth Rock Festival Announces 2017 Line-up - Advance Tickets On Sale Now

Eighteen youth rock bands and solo musical artists from around New England will take the stage at 118 Elliot in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont on Saturday, September 23 for BrattRock 2017, the second annual Brattleboro Youth Rock Festival. Performances will take place on two stages, one indoor and one outdoor, between 4:30 and 11:00 PM. Gates open to the public at 4:00 PM. In addition to six continous hours of live music, the festival will feature food vendors, arts and crafts activities, and games. All are invited to attend this fun-for-all-ages event.

The goal of the festival is to support youth musicians from Brattleboro and the surrounding region by providing a venue for them to connect, learn, perform, inspire, and be inspired. Registration opened in the spring to solo performers or bands with all members under 20 years of age. Performers submitted an online application including a sample performance video.


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