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Author Reading: Horse-Drawn Yogurt: Stories from Total Loss Farm

Date & Time: 
Jun 14 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

hope you will join us as Peter Gould presents his new book, Horse-Drawn
Yogurt: Stories from Total Loss Farm, here at Brooks Memorial Library,
on Wednesday, June 14, at 7:00, downstairs in the Main Reading Room.

Gould was a founding member of the 1970's "Back-to-the-Land" commune
movement in Vermont, a story he has told in various ways in his two
nationally-known novels, "Burnt Toast" and "Write Naked," which won the
2009 National Green Earth Book Award.

Horse-Drawn Yogurt, from

Brown Bag Lunch: The Woodland Garden

Date & Time: 
May 26 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Explore the woodland garden with Cheryl
Wilfong, Master Gardener

Brown Bag Lunch: Astronomy from Your Backyard

Date & Time: 
May 25 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join James Maynard from Positive Geek, a
lifelong amateur astronomer, as he provides a guide to what can be seen in the
night sky above Brattleboro. No experience or special equipment is necessary,
just a sense of wonder. Children are encouraged to attend!

Brown Bag Lunch: Planning for Financial Security

Date & Time: 
May 24 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

This seminar focuses on establishing and prioritizing
financial goals, creating and implementing an action plan, and monitoring your

Brown Bag Lunch: What Can You Learn from Horses?

Date & Time: 
May 22 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: How Chinese Medicine Can Help Children

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

Pediatric Chinese Medicine (PCM) is a
2,000-year-old system of medicine that holistically treats and prevents
childhood illness. By balancing a child's body and strengthening their
constitution, PCM can help kids heal from allergies, asthma, colic, digestive
problems, ear infections, eczema, low immunity and more, without the use of
pharmaceuticals. Children are treated with herbs and non-needle techniques such
as TuiNa massage and Shonishin, as well as acupuncture needles. PCM treatments
are safe, effective and free from side effects and, most importantly, help
restore and maintain a child's health. With Michaela Wood.

Brown Bag Lunch: Genealogy 101

Date & Time: 
May 17 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Jerry Carbone
will share his personal discoveries 
delights, challenges, and passions of doing genealogical research in his
retirement as director of Brooks Memorial Library. The talk will discuss some
main resources that he uses in his own research, his genealogy education, and
the surprises he encountered when he got back the results of his DNA test.

Brown Bag Lunch: Investing Basics: Rules of the Road

Date & Time: 
May 16 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

With Joshua
Roberts of Edward Jones.

Brown Bag Lunch: Emerald Ash Borer and Your Trees

Date & Time: 
May 15 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Emerald ash borer is an invasive tree killing pest that has surrounded
Vermont and is expected to kill all of our unprotected ash trees in the coming
years. Join Bob Everingham, local arborist, Vermont forest pest first detector,
and member of the Brattleboro Tree Board, for a discussion about your options
for saving your ash trees.

Brown Bag Lunch: Angel Card Readings

Date & Time: 
May 11 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Linda is a certified angel card
reader and receives messages through a client's spirit guides. The client
should leave the session with positive information and sometimes a sense of
reassurance of what one already knows. 
(This event may go till 1:30 depending on participant numbers.)

Brown Bag Lunch: Vermont Associates

Date & Time: 
May 10 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Are you interested in
learning new skills while training part-time and receiving a wage at one of the
many non-profits in Vermont? Retail, Food Prep, Heath Care, and Customer
Service. You must be a Vermont resident, age 55+. With Mary Ann Higgins-Beeler,
Mature Worker Specialist.

Brown Bag Lunch: Introduction to Digital Photography

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

Bill Steele,
owner of Gorham Mountain Photography, will give tips on how to get the most
from your camera and speak about the "Exposure Triangle." Bring your
camera, manual, and questions.

Brown Bag Lunch: Walking the Labyrinth

Date & Time: 
May 8 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Sadelle Wiltshire will give a brief introduction to the labyrinth and offer an experiential labyrinth walk as a mindfulness practice using an 18-foot canvas labyrinth. Small finger labyrinths for those who are more comfortable sitting will be available. A short film will also be shown. Sit and reflect after the walk, with papers for journaling or drawing, or share vocally, if you wish. This event will go to 1:30.

Brown Bag Lunch: Pain-free Without Pills

Date & Time: 
May 5 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Emily Wiadro, local yoga therapist and
proprietor of healixyoga, discusses yoga and how it can assist your journey
toward ease in your body without pain medication. Got questions? Got fears?
Never thought yoga might be for you? 
Let’s talk about it.

Brown Bag Lunch: Free-Style Piano Playing and Singing

Date & Time: 
May 4 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Free-Style Piano Playing and
Singing with Mickey Stewart

Brown Bag Lunch: Help for Trauma and Anxiety

Date & Time: 
May 3 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Donald Skekel offers an introduction to Eye Movement
Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a non-drug, non-hypnosis psychotherapy
procedure which is particularly helpful for trauma and anxiety. A therapist guides the client in concentrating on a
troubling memory or emotion while moving the eyes rapidly back and forth

Brown Bag Lunch: A Science of Consciousness

Date & Time: 
May 2 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

What is
Consciousness? What is Holy Spirit? Shiva C.A.D. Shankaran is the author of
"A Science of Consciousness: Pneumatology for a New Millennium." He
invites us to go on an imaginary journey with him into a new world of
implications, possibilities, and powers of human creativity.

Brown Bag Lunch: From Brooklyn to Brattleboro

Date & Time: 
May 1 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Former Brooklynites (actually anyone from any
of the five boroughs): Kelley Murray is soliciting essays for a book based on
your experience. Share anecdotes and essays about life in Brooklyn, why you
left, and why you chose to live in Brattleboro. The book is in the early stages
of development. Refreshments provided.

Brown Bag Lunch: Income Strategies: New Retirement Realities

Date & Time: 
Apr 26 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Major risks to retirement income. Essential income
planning. This seminar focuses on funding a longer life, the impact of
healthcare and inflation on retirement income, and managing retirement income

Brown Bag Lunch at the River Garden: Are YOU that person, the agent?

Date & Time: 
Apr 21 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Maybe you are like a lot of guys and do your
best to avoid end-of-life discussions. A number of people chuckle and say “just
unplug me.” Now’s the time to learn about how you actually can empower those
you love. Presenter: Don Freeman, MS, Facilitator, Taking Steps Brattleboro

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