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Brooks Memorial Library

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Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States

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April 2018

An Emerson for Our Time

April 4
7:00 pm
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Drawing on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essays "The American Scholar," "Self-Reliance," and "Experience," Amherst professor emeritus Barry O'Connell explores the many ways Emerson’s writings continue to offer insights that can make our lives more open and fruitful. Read More »

May 2018

Georgia O’Keeffe: A Critical Look

May 2
7:00 pm
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Georgia O'Keeffe lived 99 years and produced over 2,000 works in her 75-year career. James Maroney, the former Head of American Paintings at both Sotheby's and Christie's in New York who conducted her estate appraisal after her death, presents a critical evaluation of her best work. Underwriter: Crosby-Gannett Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation Statewide underwriters: Photo: Georgia O'Keeffe, 1918, by Alfred Stieglitz Read More »

June 2018

The Known World and the Literary Character

June 6
7:00 pm

Amherst professor Judith Frank discusses Edward P. Jones’ 2003 Pulitzer-winning novel The Known World, described as “a masterpiece that deserves a place in the American literary canon,” and considers what its unusual approach to characterization can tell us about slavery, personhood, and novel-reading. Read More »

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