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Brooks Memorial Library

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March 2018

Brattleboro First Wednesdays Lecture Series: The Known World and the Literary Character

March 7 @ 7:00 pm
Brooks Memorial Library, Main St.
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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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. About First Wednesdays Lecture Series This eclectic lecture series offers talks in nine towns on the first Wednesday of the month, October through May. Topics are varied, timely, timeless, thought-provoking, and fun.  All First Wednesdays talks are free and…

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April 2018

Brattleboro First Wednesdays Lecture Series: An Emerson for Our Time

April 4 @ 7:00 pm
Brooks Memorial Library, Main St.
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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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. About First Wednesdays Lecture Series This eclectic lecture series offers talks in nine towns on the first Wednesday of the month, October through May. Topics are varied, timely, timeless, thought-provoking, and fun.  All First Wednesdays talks are free and open to the public.  

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May 2018

Brattleboro First Wednesdays Lecture Series: Georgia O’Keeffe: A Critical Look

May 2 @ 7:00 pm
Brooks Memorial Library, Main St.
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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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. About First Wednesdays Lecture Series This eclectic lecture series offers talks in nine towns on the first Wednesday of the month, October through May. Topics are varied, timely, timeless, thought-provoking, and fun.  All First…

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