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Putney Contra Dance

Date & Time: 
Jun 24 2017 - 7:30pm - 10:30pm
  • When: Saturday, June 24
  • Beginners’ session: 7:30-8:00, Dancing until 10:30 p.m.
  • What: Traditional New England Contra Dance with live music
  • Contact: 802 387-0163
  • Admission: $10 suggested donation, beginners welcome
  • All dances are taught, no partner necessary

Half-Price Book Sale: Friends of Brooks Memorial Library

Date & Time: 
Repeats every day until Thu Jun 22 2017 .
Jun 15 2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Jun 16 2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Jun 17 2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Jun 18 2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Jun 19 2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Jun 20 2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Jun 21 2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Jun 22 2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Looking for a good summer read?
The Friends of Brooks Memorial Library book sale will continue until 1 pm on June 22nd. ALL ITEMS ARE 1/2 Price!
All proceeds benefit Brooks Memorial Library, and support programming, materials, and technology. There are still plenty of treasures to be found!

Father's Day Weekend Special Wine Tasting

Date & Time: 
Repeats every day until Sun Jun 18 2017 .
Jun 17 2017 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Jun 18 2017 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Father's Day Weekend Special Wine Tasting

In honor of Father's Day bring your dad for a special wine tasting June 17 and 18 from 11 AM to 5 PM. Enjoy a tasting of 8 different Poocham Hill Winery award winning wine, including: Frontenac, St. Croix, Marechal Foch, Marquette, Marquette Rose, La Crescent, Lacrosse, Frontenac Gris, Just $6 per person and free for dads! Stay after for a self-guided tour of the vineyard. For directions or to order online visit Contact Steve Robbins at or 603-399-4496 to ask about the Poocham Hill Winery Wine Club.

2d Annual Safer Streets Community Forum

Date & Time: 
May 11 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

2d Annual Safer Streets Community Forum

Next Stage Speaks: Major Jackson with Host Chard DeNiord

Date & Time: 
May 28 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Stage Arts Project continues its literary series, Next
Stage Speaks
, on Sunday, May 28  at 7 pm with Major
, hosted by poet Chard DeNiord.

“Pina” by Wim Wenders screening at Next Stage Arts

Date & Time: 
May 25 2017 - 7:30pm

Next Stage Arts and Vermont Performance Lab present a screening of Pina by Wim Wenders.

Pina is a ground-breaking,
feature-length dance film for Pina Bausch by Wim Wenders. Wenders takes the
audience on a sensual, visually stunning journey of discovery into a new
dimension: straight onto the stage with the legendary Tanztheater Wuppertal
Pina Bausch ensemble, he follows the dancers out of the theatre into the city
and the surrounding areas of Wuppertal – the place that for 35 years was the
home and center for Pina Bausch’s creativity and the birth of her new
art:  dance theater.

Betting on Zero (2016) screening at Next Stage Arts

Date & Time: 
May 4 2017 - 7:30pm

Betting on Zero (2016), an Official Selection, 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
The last movie in the Next Stage Arts [framed] Documentary Series.

Billionaire hedge fund titan Bill Ackman takes a billion dollar short position in Herbalife, alleging it is a pyramid scheme destined to collapse. The film chronicles Ackman’s feuds with Herbalife CEO and investor Carl Icahn, and the resulting controversy over both the short and Herbalife’s business practices. (1h 38m)

Presented by Bloomberg News reporter Christine Richard. Screening will be followed by a Q&A.

 $10 advance/$12 at the door

Jim: The James Foley Story

Date & Time: 
Apr 26 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

On Thanksgiving Day 2012, American photojournalist James “Jim” Foley was kidnapped in Syria and went missing for two years before the infamous video of his public execution sent shockwaves and introduced much of the world to ISIS. Jim: The James Foley Story, directed by close childhood friend Brian Oakes, tells the story of his life through intimate interviews with his family, friends, fellow journalists, and fellow hostages that share never-before-heard details of his captivity. Made with unparalleled access, this film is a harrowing chronicle of bravery, compassion, and pain at the dawn of America’s war with ISIS. “I made this film to carry on the stories that Jim needed us to know,” says director Brian Oakes.

VNH Presents: Care for a Dance

Date & Time: 
May 13 2017 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm


Enjoy a fun-filled evening and help support VNH and the many programs and services we provide to over 160 Vermont and New Hampshire communities. The cost is $30 per person or $50 for a couple. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served, cash bar for alcohol. For $25, participate in the wine pull for a chance at unique bottles and prizes. All bottles valued at $25 or more. Everybody wins!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

5:30 – 9:00 PM

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

10 Vernon Street

Brattleboro, VT 05301

Please call us at 888-300-8853 or email to RSVP today!

All of Me

Date & Time: 
Apr 6 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Film Screening

This documentary by award-winning director and producer Bess O'Brien is focused on the lives of women, girls, and some boys who are caught in the downward spiral of eating disorders and their struggle to regain a sense of self-compassion and healing. All of Me focuses on body image, a lack of connection with one’s physical and emotional being, and the need to delve deep within one’s self to find the systemic reasons that triggered this disease. VT Digger calls the film "elegantly effective in communicating the fact that addictive behaviors to blot out pain aren’t limited to substance abuse. Moving and real." Followed by discussion led by Bess O'Brien, with snacks provided.

Brooks Memorial Library Main Reading Room and Mezzanine Closed for Renovations

Date & Time: 
Repeats every day until Sat Mar 25 2017 .
Mar 19 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Mar 20 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Mar 21 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Mar 22 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Mar 23 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Mar 24 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Mar 25 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Work In Progress

Brooks Memorial Library will be installing new flooring in the main reading room from March 19th through March 25th.
The Main Street entrance, first floor and mezzanine will be closed to
the public during that time. All patrons are welcome to request
materials via their online account, email or phone.

Bernie Sanders To Speak at Strolling of the Heifers

Date & Time: 
Mar 16 2017 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

On Thursday, March 16 at 4 p.m. at the Latchis Theatre, Sen. Bernie Sanders will make an important announcement regarding funding for Strolling of the Heifers’ small business development program, Windham Grows, from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and the U. S. Department of Agriculture.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free event  –  the formal kick-off for the Windham Grows project.

Other speakers will include representatives of the the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, and the Working Lands Enterprise Board, all of which participated in the total project funding of more than $300,000.

Grand Opening: Nightingale Upstairs in downtown Putney

Date & Time: 
Feb 11 2017 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

A new local source for herbs, teas, tinctures, fair trade gifts, jewelry and more is opening up in downtown Putney. We’re located across from Town Hall at 126 Main St. (upstairs). Come visit us for our grand opening on Saturday February 11th from 11AM-6PM.

Girls AAU Basketball Sign Up Day

Date & Time: 
Feb 5 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Vipers AAU Girls Basketball program will be hosting its annual Sign Up Day on Sunday, February 5th, 2017 at Hinsdale High School gym in Hinsdale, NH from 10:00 to 12:00. Team coaches and Board of Directors members will be there to answer any and all questions about our program.
The Vipers basketball program is open to all girls who are currently in grades 5 through 11 and who are looking to expand and improve their player skills beyond the school season. Players from the Greater Brattleboro, Keene, Bellows Falls and Greenfield areas are invited to attend. More information and registration forms are available on our website: .


Date & Time: 
Dec 31 2016 - 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Enjoy the finale of Last Night Brattleboro, by watching a fabulous Fireworks display over the Retreat Meadows on Route 30. Sponsored by C&S Wholesale Grocers.

St. Michael's Episcopal Offers Delightful Vermont Christmas Pageant

Date & Time: 
Dec 24 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

DATE: December 20, 2016

CONTACT: Ann C.Landenberger, 348-7156,


BRATTLEBORO Toddlers, children and teens offer a pageant Vermont--style at 4 PM Christmas eve at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church on Bradley Avenue in Brattleboro.

Several years ago youth of the parish expressed a wish to make the pageant more personal to them as Vermonters; thus the church has seen different twists each year from the entrance of a live goat to the delivery of apple pie and gilfeather turnips; from gifts of cheddar cheese and maple syrup to flocks of free-range angels. All who gather this year will enjoy even more surprises.

Brooks Memorial Library Closed For New Year Holiday

Date & Time: 
Dec 31 2016 - 12:00am - Jan 2 2017 - 11:00pm

Happy New Year!!!

Brooks Library will be closed Saturday, December 31, 2016 through Monday,January 2, 2017.

We will open as usual at 10 am on January 3, 2017.

Come in to stock up on books and movies before we close on Friday, December 30 at 6pm!

Brooks Memorial Library Closed for the Holiday

Date & Time: 
Dec 24 2016 - 12:00am - Dec 26 2016 - 11:00pm

Happy Holidays!

The Library will be closed Saturday, December 24th through Monday, December 26th, and will open as usual at 10 am on Tuesday morning, December 27th.

Come in for some last minute holdiay reading or movies before we close on Friday December 23rd at 6pm!

Raise Up VT Town Hall Meeting - Bellows Falls

Date & Time: 
Oct 26 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

What: Live music from the Milkhouse Heaters, refreshments, and candidates and community leaders speaking on issues like workers rights, healthcare, and the environment. Featuring VT candidates David Zuckerman and TJ Donovan!

Raise Up VT Town Hall Meeting - Dover

Date & Time: 
Repeats every day until Thu Oct 27 2016 .
Oct 26 2016 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Oct 27 2016 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

What: Live music, refreshments, candidates and community leaders speaking on issues like workers rights, healthcare, and the environment. Speakers include David Zuckerman, TJ Donovan and John Moran!


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