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Chestnut Hill Yard Sale

Date & Time: 
May 13 2017 - 8:30am - 1:30pm

There will be a Yard Sale on Chestnut Hill on 5/13 (Saturday) at the McCarty Residence.

The yard sale will take place from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM. If it rains, the yard sale will be pushed to June.

Hope to see you there! Bring a friend.

Libary Open House @ Brooks --Join the Fun!

Date & Time: 
Apr 29 2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Dear Library Community,

Everyone is cordially invited and
welcome to attend our Open House, in celebration of our recent
renovations, April 29th from 2-5 pm.

Please come take the tour! Light refresments will be served.

There will be an official welcome at 2:30, and a seek-and-find raffle.

You can win prizes!

Volunteer Appreciation Week at Brooks Library

Date & Time: 
Repeats every day until Sat Apr 29 2017 .
Apr 23 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Apr 24 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Apr 25 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Apr 26 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Apr 27 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Apr 28 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Apr 29 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

We Love Our Volunteers!

Thanks to Brooks Memorial Library Volunteers!

Brooks Memorial Library and the community are a better place
because of our volunteers.  National
Volunteer week is April 23-29.  National
Volunteer week was established in1974 by President Nixon. Each year, the
current president issues a special proclamation in honor of volunteers.  This week is a time to recognize our 35
volunteers who generously give of their time to help achieve the overall
mission of the Library.  

Fletcher Retirement Open House Party

Date & Time: 
Mar 31 2017 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Please join us for a farewell party for Richard A. Fletcher, APRN, FNP at the Putney Family Healthcare Office.

"Get The Word Out" Nonprofit Showcase Event

Date & Time: 
Jan 6 2017 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

On Friday night, January 6, 2017, during Brattleboro's Gallery Walk, the Strolling of the Heifers will present the 2nd Annual "Get The Word Out", introducing nonprofit organizations within Windham County. This event offers an opportunity to learn about the work of local nonprofits, how to obtain services from them, how to participate in programs or how to volunteer. Live music by Jennie Reichman and local food from Thai Hut.

‘Understanding Cuba Through Film’ series continues

Date & Time: 
Oct 21 2016 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

2nd film in our "Understanding Cuba Through Film" series

In this brilliant, highly celebrated documentary three visionary architects tell the dramatic story of the revolutionary building and later demise and rediscovery of the National Art Schools of Cuba. Discussion with Co-Director Benjamin Murray after the screening.
Free and Open to the Public
Cuban dinner served by donation starting @6:30pm
Film starts @7:00 pm with discussion to follow
118 Elliot, 118 Elliot Street
Downtown Brattleboro, Vermont

To help us in our preparation for this event, please RSVP to: windhamworldaffairscouncil@gmail.com

Brown Bag Lunch at the River Garden: Introduction to Tai Chi

Date & Time: 
Aug 29 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

A form of martial art, Tai Chi
is a gentle way to help reduce stress and anxiety and increase flexibility and
balance. Patrick Cavanaugh is a long-time student of Wolfe Lowenthal and is an
instructor at Long River Tai Chi Circle in VT and NH

Historic Potter Place Railroad Station and General Store Opens

Date & Time: 
May 21 2016 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

The Potter Place railroad station, built in 1874, houses a significant portion of the Society's historical collection. This station is an extremely well-preserved example of Victorian station design and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located on the Northern Railroad (later the Boston & Maine Railroad) line that ran from Boston to White River Junction in Vermont, and on to Montreal. This station preserves intact the station master's office, and recreates the feeling of a busy railroad depot of the early to mid 20th century.

The homestead site and grave of Richard Potter and his wife are located immediately across the tracks from the station.

Crochet & Knit group

Date & Time: 
Apr 16 2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Crochet & Knit Group

We welcome all crocheters and knitters, at any experience level! We meet the 1st & 3rd Saturday  of every month from 1-3pm.

This is a free group.  Join us at The Crafty Cauldron, 80 Main St, Bratleboro VT

We will be doing some learning, show and tell, field trips and also some things for charities.

One of the charities that we will be supporting is Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. They are in need of baby hats, blankets and car seat lap blankets. There will be suggested patterns on our website for members to refer to.

An upcoming field trip that the group is planning on attending is the "New England Fiber Festival" in Springfield MA. 

For more information, please visit our website.

Crochet & Knit group in Brattleboro

Date & Time: 
Apr 2 2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Crochet & Knit Group

We welcome all crocheters and knitters, at any experience level! We meet the 1st & 3rd Saturday  of every month from 1-3pm.

This is a free group.  Join us at The Crafty Cauldron, 80 Main St, Bratleboro VT

We will be doing some learning, show and tell, field trips and also some things for charities.

One of the charities that we will be supporting is Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. They are in need of baby hats, blankets and car seat lap blankets. There will be suggested patterns on our website for members to refer to.

An upcoming field trip that the group is planning on attending is the "New England Fiber Festival" in Springfield MA. 

For more information, please visit our website.

Crochet & Knit Group in Brattleboro

Date & Time: 
Mar 19 2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Crochet & Knit Group

We welcome all crocheters and knitters, at any experience level! We meet the 1st & 3rd Saturday  of every month from 1-3pm.

This is a free group.  Join us at The Crafty Cauldron, 80 Main St, Bratleboro VT

We will be doing some learning, show and tell, field trips and
also some things for charities.

One of the charities that we will be supporting is Brattleboro
Memorial Hospital. They are in need of baby hats, blankets and car seat lap
blankets. There will be suggested patterns on our website for members to refer
to.

An upcoming field trip that the group is
planning on attending is the "New England Fiber Festival" in
Springfield MA. 

Michael Knapp and Green River hosts Brattleboro Area Tech Meeting

Date & Time: 
Feb 18 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Michael Knapp, CEO of successful Brattleboro computer firm, Green River, will speak at the February 18 meeting of Brattleboro Area Tech. The meeting will take place at 5:30 pm and is hosted by Green River in its offices at 167 Main Street, Suite 103, in Brattleboro.

Green River builds software for sustainability, environmental protection, school improvement, and public health and is thought to be the largest IT development firm in southeastern Vermont..

Michael will speak about the work of Green River, its choice of technologies and his experience running an IT company in Vermont.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Date & Time: 
Dec 5 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Come see Santa,Frosty & his elves drive down Main Street on Tractor provided by the Robb Family Farm, escorted by Police and Fire Dept. Decorate cookies donated by the BUHS Culinary Program with candy toppings. Take a photo of Santa in his workshop at the Gibson Aiken Center!

Brown Bag Lunch at the River Garden: DoTERRA Essential Oils 101

Date & Time: 
Oct 16 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Are you interested in natural forms of wellness? Join Alanna Lahue and discover the basics of essential oils and how they can be incorporated into your everyday life.

Public Tree Inventory in Brattleboro - September 2015

Date & Time: 
Repeats every day on September every Monday until Thu Oct 01 2015 .
Sep 1 2015 - 8:00am - 8:00pm
Sep 7 2015 - 8:00am - 8:00pm
Sep 14 2015 - 8:00am - 8:00pm
Sep 21 2015 - 8:00am - 8:00pm
Sep 28 2015 - 8:00am - 8:00pm

Public Tree Inventory in Brattleboro -- September 2015

The Town of Brattleboro is working with the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program (VT UCF) this month to conduct an inventory of the public trees along streets in downtown Brattleboro, along residential neighborhoods, and in City parks. Over the next couple of weeks, foresters from the VT Department of Forests, Parks, & Recreation will be collecting data on the location, species, size, and condition of the trees within the public right-of-way in Brattleboro. If you see the crew out in orange vests examining the trees, they would be happy to speak with you about the project and would appreciate a wave and a smile!

Estey Day and Annual Meeting

Date & Time: 
Sep 20 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Members and the general public are invited to Estey Day and the Annual Meeting of Estey Organ Museum. Managing Director Phil Stimmel will discuss some of the new organs in the collection. At a short Annual Meeting, members of the Board of Trustees will report on recent and upcoming events. Refreshments will be served - please join us!

rCredits Alternative Currency

Date & Time: 
Aug 11 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Vermont BENE group (Better Economics for Neighbors Everywhere) is meeting to explain and discuss a plan to bring the rCredits alternate currency to Vermont.

All are invited: Tuesday, August 11, Brooks Library Meeting Room from 7-9 PM.

Mensa Admission Test

Date & Time: 
Jul 11 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Cost: Only $20 per person for July only (normal rate is $40)

The test is open to anyone 14 and over. Minors under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian.
Tests will take approximately two hours including a break.

To facilitate the testing process, you are asked to pre-pay for your testing session by purchasing a one-time-use Testing Voucher redeemable at an American Mensa testing session.
(https://www.us.mensa.org/join/testing/testingvoucher/)

Photo ID required. Driver’s License or State ID card accepted.

Psychosynthesis & Certified Life Coach Trainings

Date & Time: 
Jul 22 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Come learn about Psychosynthesis training, spiritual psychology, and the upcoming programs offered through The Synthesis Center, including national Board Certified Coach (BCC) accreditation. This will be a free intro class with presentation, activities and discussion. Open to all interested in personal, professional and spiritual growth! Registration and more info at 802-451-6768 or jon@synthesiscenter.org

Mandatory Vaccination Public Hearing in Montpelier

Date & Time: 
May 11 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

"Mandatory Vaccination bill coming before the House- HEARING MONDAY 5/11

"*** PUBLIC HEARING @ the Vermont State House MONDAY MAY 11TH 5:30-7:30 pm *** regarding the Mandatory Vaccination bill coming before the House.

Arrive by 4:45 pm to sign up for testimony.

The Vermont Senate passed a bill with an amendment to repeal the philosophical exemption option regarding vaccination. (The philosophical exemption allows parents in the state of Vermont to decide whether or not to vaccinate their children.) Now, it is in the house, where controlled testimony was heard, in favor of mandating vaccines 2 to 1. The chairs of the health care committee chose which testimony would be heard.

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