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Brown Bag Lunch Series: Brattleboro Americans with Disabilities Act Committee

Date & Time: 
Jan 25 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Brattleboro town ADA committee is eager to hear from people in our community as to what issues the ADA committee should be focusing on. What issues are you dealing with here in Brattleboro? What issues would you like the ADA committee to work on? With Judy Tamler.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Peoples, Places and History of Words in Brattleboro, VT

Date & Time: 
Jan 22 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Come learn more about this three year mapping of the Brattleboro Area's places associated with the history of words.  Project Director Lissa Weinmann will share how the Project came together with partners Marlboro College, the Brattleboro Literary Festival, Brooks Memorial Library, the Brattleboro Historical Society, and Write Action, and with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Discover how you can be part of it!

Network Marketing: A Natural, Community Building Business Model

Date & Time: 
Jan 18 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Do you ever wonder about alternative ways of making a living?
Join experienced facilitators Trisha Selbach, Tara Gordon and Luz Elena Morey to learn more about this compelling vehicle for economic freedom that is sweeping the planet.

This FREE event will take place at the Putney Public Library on Thursday, January 18th, from 7-9 pm.

Bill McKibben reads Radio Free Vermont

Date & Time: 
Jan 10 2018 - 7:00am - 8:00am


RADIO FREE VERMONT - Bill McKibben speaks at 7pm on Wednesday, January 10th, at The Stone Church, 210 Main St, Brattleboro.

To say that the current news cycle is brutal would be a gross understatement. Seemingly every day - or depending on how often you check your social media feeds - every hour, there is a new crisis in America. With the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s election victory approaching, turn off your cell phone, put the cable news on mute, and read this fable.

Free Talk at Brooks Memorial Library Making Sense of Your DNA Testing Results: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Date & Time: 
Jan 27 2018 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

testing for ancestry has exploded in popularity due to marketing
campaigns and lower prices. However, many people are unsure what to do
with their results once they receive them.

Join us on
Wednesday, January 27th at 3 pm for a FREE talk by Genealogist Jennifer
Stone Randolph, the owner of New Hampshire-based Touchstone Genealogy,
will discuss the types of information testing provides, and how best to
use it for family research. Real-life examples and case studies will
illustrate the kinds of questions testing can and cannot answer. She
will offer some insights into matters of privacy, accuracy, the
potential for unexpected results, and the importance of being an
informed consumer.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Ecopsychology - The Human Psyche with the Earth in Mind

Date & Time: 
Dec 19 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Regardless of who we think we are at this moment, in essence we're all ancestors of peoples and cultures that once had a profound kinship with the more-than-human world.  However, right now we are living at a time of unspeakable ecological disconnection and disruption. And consequently, perhaps now more than ever it's time to more deeply search for who we are in relationship to the Earth and all its inhabitants. Come explore a broad overview the work of ecopsychology, a cognitive and somatic approach that deeply considers our relationships to the ecological and social worlds we inhabit, as well as the ways in which the technological, industrial worldview is redefining who we are and perhaps even hacking into our status as human beings.

Realizing Self-Compassion

Date & Time: 
Jan 3 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Presented by Paul Rodrigue, MA, LMFT

This program is free and open to the public.

In this session, we’ll be exploring practices that establish and reinforce the habit of being kind to oneself, recognizing moments when suffering is happening, and how to take steps to alleviate that suffering. Among the ideas we’ll explore in this session is the difference between “sitting with discomfort” and acting to reduce that discomfort.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Brattleboro Retreat Education Conference Center
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Please register at: https://www.brattlebororetreat.org/realizing-self-compassion

Meet the Author

Date & Time: 
Dec 15 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

A gift for your favorite gardener.

Garden Wisdom 365 Days is chock-full of a year's worth of fresh, funny, and wise inspirations that remind us to practice mindfulness in the garden. By using Nature as a metaphor for human nature, Wilfong humorously draws our attention to the transience of gardens and of our very lives. Just open the book to the page with today's date.

Poetry Discussion Group

Date & Time: 
Dec 2 2017 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join us for the monthly Poetry Discussion Group Saturday, 2 December 2017, 12-2 p.m. at Antidote Books, 120 Main St, Putney. The poet for December is Lucille Clifton. Come and help us choose next month’s poet.

The group meets on the first Saturday of each month to read and discuss the work of a poet. Copies of the poems are provided. Admission is free, and the discussion is open to all; no experience or preparation necessary. These casual discussions are a great way to expand your knowledge of and appreciation for poetry.

The discussion is hosted by author Barbara Morrison. For more information, contact her at info@timetowrite.us or visit her website http://bmorrison.com

Conmen! Scoundrels! Rogues! How to Research Coloful Characters and Tell Their Stories

Date & Time: 
Nov 25 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

On Wednesday,
November 29 at 7 PM, Brooks Memorial Library will host a presentation
about conmen who made their fortunes and furthered their careers by
coming to Brattleboro and working their magic art. Rolf Parker, a
free-lance writer and local historian, will tell their stories and share
tips and techniques for doing your own research and story-telling. Come
learn how your work can become part of the Peoples, Places and the
History of Words Project! It is funded by an NEH “Creating Humanities

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Do You Think Stocks are Too Expensive?

Date & Time: 
Nov 14 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Discuss stock with Josh Roberts from Edward Jones.


Resistance Then and Now: Mary Dingee Fillmore

Date & Time: 
Nov 15 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Meet author Mary Dingee Fillmore on November 15th at 7pm, at Brooks Memorial Library!

FREE Event: Wearing Our History - Abenaki Artists Panel Discussion

Date & Time: 
Nov 8 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Brown Bag Lunch Series: What Can You Learn From Horses?

Date & Time: 
Nov 9 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

It's very important to have a good relationship when the other participant weighs ten times more than you do! We'll discuss what causes aggression and how to deal with fear (yours and others). Gincy Bunker has provided Foundation Teaching to riders of all ages for 70 years. She's published books under the name of Gincy Self Bucklin.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Media Roundtable - The State of the Media 2017

Date & Time: 
Nov 7 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Moderated by Chris Lenois (until recently host of Green Mountain Mornings on WKVT-AM). Participants will include representatives of the Brattleboro Reformer, The Commons, WKVT, WTSA, and BCTV. The discussion will focus on the local news ecosystem and how well it is serving the public. The public is invited to listen as well as to bring their questions and comments.

Greg Bennick on “Changing the World Without Having a Clue”

Date & Time: 
Dec 1 2017 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Greg Bennick will be in
Vermont for two speaking engagements in early December both themed to the idea
of “Changing the World Without Having a Clue”. 

can help to transform the world even if you don’t have a clue about
where to start,” says Greg Bennick, founder and Executive Director of
humanitarian organization One Hundred For Haiti (http://www.onehundredforhaiti.org).


Mark Mikolas reads 'A Beginner's Guide to Recognizing Trees of the Northeast'

Date & Time: 
Nov 10 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm


Journalism Film Discussion Series Resumes With Free Showing of “All the President's Men”

Date & Time: 
Oct 22 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:30pm

What started as a “third-rate burglary” ended with the resignation
of a president of the United States. 

On Sunday, October 22 at 4pm, the 1976 film “All the President’s
Men” will be shown free of charge on the big screen at the Latchis Theater, followed
by a panel discussion on the importance today of investigative journalism. On
the panel will be deputy editor of The Commons Randy Holhut, long-time reporter
for the Rutland Herald Susan Smallheer, and former editor-in-chief of the
Brattleboro Reformer and now editorial manager for the School for International
Training in Brattleboro, Kata Casa. 

Girl Power Book Talk!

Date & Time: 
Oct 18 2017 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Wednesday, October 18th from 6:30-7:30 come to the Brooks Memorial Library for a fun,
fast-paced discussion about book titles that would be great for readers
ages 12 and up! We will review fiction, nonfiction and graphic novels,
giving you some great reading material, both new and classics, featuring
stellar women. The book talks will be presented by, local author Ann Braden, Everyone's Books owner, Nancy Braus, and Assistant Youth Services Librarian, Paige Martin.

Healing With Art: Community Part 2

Date & Time: 
Oct 18 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Many artists share their art and creative process in special ways with members of the community. What is the function of the art itself in this sharing process? How are the community members enriched by this sharing? And what gifts does the artist receive back from the experience?
“Healing with Art: Community, Part II” will be a panel discussion in which five artists from our area will address these questions and share samples of their artwork. The event will take place on October 18 at 6 p.m. at 118 Elliot Street in Brattleboro. Admission is free, and the public is warmly invited. The program is presented by the Arts Council of Windham County (ACWC) and is cosponsored by the Vermont Arts Council and the Brattleboro Retreat.

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