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Artist Opening at MGFA, "Winter Group"

Jan. 11 - Mar. 18: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts presents “Winter Group”, an exhibit of new work by Donald Saaf, Torin Porter, Josh Bernbaum, and Jackie Abrams, and select work by our gallery artists.  We are pleased to welcome and introduce printmaker Erika Radich. Artists Reception Thursday, January 11, 5 - 7pm. Collaborative Artist Talk Saturday, February 10 at 5pm.

Painter and collage artist Donald Saaf creates work at the intersection of fine and folk art, exploring place as it is experienced in one’s memory.  His newest pieces reflect themes of inner growth and contentment. Torin Porter’s steel sculptures engage our imagination with his playful, stylized figures. His newest work is richly symbolic of conflict and transcendence. Josh Bernbaum’s hand blown glass  stands out with its vibrant colors, patterns, and surprising intricate textures. New work featured in this show is inspired by patterns of West African textiles and cacti in the Southwest. Fiber artist Jackie Abrams explores feminine form and experience through her woven vessels, with delicate and luminescent pieces featured in this show.

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Saturday: Ukulele-in-a-Day Quickstart Workshop for Total Beginners

Question: Why are SO many people in town learning to play the Ukulele these days?

Answer: Because it is surprisingly easy, and SUPER-FUN.

Back by popular demand, Lisa McCormick is offering 2 sessions of her UKULELE-in-a-DAY workshop, starting this coming Saturday.

* Sat., Dec. 30, Next Stage Arts, Putney, VT. 10am-3pm.

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Fundraiser: Help Finish the Mahalo Art Center Gathering Hall

The Mahalo Art Center Gathering Hall Needs Your Help!

The Mahalo Art Center is a beautifully designed space, and hosts a diversity of events, from yoga classes and art therapy intensives, to meditation retreats and sound healing, and the many people who participate. The Mahalo Rose temple is a clean space where no food may enter. This allows the intention to remain clear: a space for people to build community, connectedness and mutual growth in a beautiful, clean and focused environment.

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BCTV Schedules Week of 12/25/17

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 12/25/17

Monday, December 25, 2017

1:30 am All Things LGBTQ - Rights and Democracy

2:30 am Avant Garde Music Radio Show - Blood and Sunflower, Dub Perpetual, OSABA and more (Part I)

4:08 am Discussion on the Opioid Crisis in Vermont

5:00 am Green Mtn Mornings Tonight - GMMT: Friday News Show 12/22/17

5:30 am Shirley Squires: A Touch of Heaven - Pt. 1

6:25 am Shirley Squires: A Touch of Heaven - Pt. 2

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Brooks Memorial Library Hosts a Wikipedia Library Event– #1Lib1Ref

Do you use Wikipedia to start your research? You too can add footnotes to Wikipedia to help verify that the information is correct! On Wednesday, January 17 from 6:30-8 pm, Brooks Memorial Library will host a session for librarians and information seekers to learn how to add references to Wikipedia, and to discuss the role of Wikipedia in research.

Wikipedia’s strength is in the references that support it. Wikipedia is an ever changing source of information. Librarians, researchers and information seeker can help improve Wikipedia and make it a better resource for everyone. The annual #1lib1ref campaign (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_Wikipedia_Library/1Lib1Ref) asks every librarian and information seeker to add a reference to Wikipedia, to help ensure that Wikipedia's information is backed by reliable research.

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Vermont High School Wants To Take Boarding Students To Stay Open. Great Idea!

VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL WANTS TO TAKE BOARDING STUDENTS TO STAY OPEN! GREAT IDEA!!!

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/vermont/articles/2017-12-26/vermont-schools-seeks-permission-to-take-boarding-students

http://www.wcax.com/content/news/Vermont-schools-seeks-permission-to-take-boarding-students-466610883.html

"CABOT, Vt. (AP) A tiny Vermont school district is asking for state permission to keep its high school open while marketing it to out-of-state students who would live in the community. Members of the Cabot school board had considered various merger options as required by Vermont law."

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Brooks Memorial Library - First Wednesday Event: An Evening With Langston Hughes

Join us on Wednesday, January 3rd, at 7 pm, as we celebrate the work of Langston Hughes, Jazz Poet and one of the leaders of the Harlem Renaissance. Actor and writer David Mills was inspired to perform a compilation of Hughes' poems and short stories when he lived in his historic home for three years. He will celebratethe life of Langston Hughes in a dramatic rendition of the Harlem Renaissance writer’s poems and short stories.

This program is underwritten by Jack and Mary Ellen Bixby.

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Are UFOs Real?

 A UFO or Unidentified Flying Object is any real or apparent flying object which cannot be identified by the observer and which remains unidentified after investigation.  They are also known as Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs).

 

The NY Times recently released 2 front page articles about UFOs, the department of defense & the pentagon:

  • Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program

By HELENE COOPER, RALPH BLUMENTHAL and LESLIE KEAN  NY Times, Dec. 16, 2017

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Thank You! From Brooks Memorial Library

Everyone here at Brooks Memorial Library is so grateful to all of our patrons for the many holiday-oriented gifts that they have brought us over the last couple of weeks! Thank you so very much, and we wish you all a safe and happy holiday!

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Send Out Your Hopes and Dreams for the New Year: Make a Card at the Library!

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