Anna Marsh witnessed the horrors of mental health care in the early 1800's through the tragic experiences of a friend and a family member.
Here's the story of the origins of the Brattleboro Retreat as researched by Maggie, a BAMS student...
“The Brooks Memorial Library Board of Trustees Building and Strategic Planning meeting scheduled for Feb. 9, 2017, has been cancelled due to the weather and will be re-scheduled for a future date.”
Starr LaTronica, Library Director
Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St.
802-251-8195 ext. 101
Christian Sands to Perform an Overview of Jazz-trio Piano History at the Vermont Jazz Center on Saturday, February 11th.
The Vermont Jazz Center welcomes the Christian Sands Trio to the stage on February 11, 2017 at 8:00 PM in eager anticipation of a guided tour through the colorful and exciting history of jazz piano. Sands is one of the top, young pianists of our time. Mentored personally by Dr. Billy Taylor, influenced by Barry Harris, Hank Jones and Oscar Peterson and apprenticed in the hot seat of Christian McBride’s trio, Christian Sands’ playing is steeped in the tradition--but not limited to--its constraints. He is comfortable playing old-school stride piano like Fats Waller, stretching out in a post-bop setting like McCoy Tyner or re-arranging a hip-hop anthem by Drake. Sands notes that “My music is about teaching the way of jazz and keeping it alive.” He will be performing with long-time associates Russell Hall on acoustic bass and Jerome Jennings on drums.
Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present a midwinter dance party/concert featuring The Gaslight Tinkers and The Bluebird Orchestra at Next Stage on Friday, February 10 at 7:30 pm.
The Gaslight Tinkers' blend of African, Caribbean, funk, reggae and Latin rhythms creates a joyously danceable sound around a core of traditional roots, New England old time and Celtic fiddle music, merging boundless positive energy with melody and song. Audrey Knuth (fiddle), Jopey Fitzpatrick (drums), Garrett Sawyer (bass) and Peter Siegel (guitar) create the genre-bending future of the music of the past.
BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 2/6/17
Monday, February 6, 2017
12:20 am Chandler Center for the Arts Presents: Amy Goodman & Bill McKibben
2:00 am 10th Annual Dr Martin Luther King Jr Celebration
3:00 am Suds and Science: Citizen Science Project
4:20 am Bernie Sanders Speech at the Women's March on Montpelier
4:30 am 2016 Tiny House Fest #9: Taking the Plunge
In honor of Black History Month, Next Stage presents: SELMA, historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay on Thursday, February 23. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel,Hosea Williams, Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis. DInner: 5:30 pm., Movie: 7:00 pm.
The film will be hosted by Artist, Essayist, Activist Shanta Lee.
Continuing by popular demand, Next Stage Arts Project and The Gleanery continue a special combination Dinner and A Movie on the fourth Thursday of the month.
Wikipedia is an ever changing source of information. Learning how to critically evaluate Wikipedia is a key skill. The annual #1lib1ref campaign (1lib1ref.org) asks every librarian and information seeker to learn how to add a reference to Wikipedia, to help ensure that the facts on the website are backed by reliable research.
Brooks Memorial Library will be hosting a #1lib1ref session, for librarians and information seekers alike. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn how to add a reference to Wikipedia and discuss the role of Wikipedia in Research on Friday, February 3 from 2-3 pm. Everyone is welcome to join, bring a laptop if one is available, and let us know if you are coming! RSVP to email@example.com.
Jefferson never knew the Monticello of today-in perfect condition, impeccably furnished. Join us Wednesday, February 1st at 7 pm as Dartmouth College senior lecturer Marlene Heck explains the lifelong project Jefferson called his "essay in architecture." This program is sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council. Free and open to all.
First Wednesdays are supported in part by the National Life Group Foundation and the Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries.
BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL BOARD
53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETING
The BUHS #6 Finance Committee will meet at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 9 in the WSESU James E. Kane Conference Room, 53 Green Street.
NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING
The BUHS #6 Board of Directors will hold a Public Information Meeting on the Proposed FY ’18 Budget at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 6, 2017 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room. The regular Board meeting will immediately follow.