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The written word

BRATTLEBORO Book Sale: The Friends of Brooks Memorial Library: This will be the first book sale the Friends have been able to have since the pandemic. "We have many interesting books sorted by subject headings. They're in great condition and will make good holiday presents, so shop early for the best selection. The titles include art and architecture, local writers and local history, politics, biography, self help, cooking, spirituality and much more. There is also a very good selection of hardcover and trade paper fiction. Books generally cost $2. Something for everyone. Remainders available after the sale.". 11/18, 11/19: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 11/20: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Saturday, November 20. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

BELLOWS FALLS Canal Street Art Gallery's "Art for All" Seasonal Group Show: Take part in celebrating more than 26 contemporary artists in all styles and mediums. Work is appropriately sized and priced for gifts. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The gallery is donating 1% of profits to a fund for maintenance of existing public art in Rockingham. Through Saturday, January 15. Canal Street Art Gallery, 23 Canal St. Information: 802-289-0104,,

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO "The Hollywood Blacklist" with Rick Winston - Talk and Film Clips: The Blacklist was the best-known cultural manifestation of what's now known as "The McCarthy Era" or the "the Red Scare." It resulted in hundreds of Hollywood actors/writers/directors losing their livelihoods from '47 to the early '60s. According to Winston, the roots of the Blacklist lay in labor organizing battles of the '30s and '40s, with powerful studio heads pitted against left-leaning screenwriters. "As our institutions have come under attack in recent years, there are lessons to be learned," says Winston. He'll illustrate the talk with clips from 12 films including "On the Waterfront," "High Noon," "Salt of the Earth." Winston, author of "Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era," was one of the co-founders of Montpelier's Savoy Theater and Green Mountain Film Festival. $10. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main Street. Information:, 802-454-7103.


PUTNEY Joe Fiedler (Musical Dir. of Sesame Street) performs with Open Sesame (his sextet): Fiedler on trombone blends elements of funk, rock, free-jazz and New Orleans polyphony into a potent mix that gives depth and texture to the lighthearted compositions. Jeff Lederer on tenor/soprano sax and clarinet, Sean Conly on bass, and Michael Sarin on drums, plus guest vocalist Miles Griffith. 7:30 p.m. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test within 48 hours required for entry to indoor shows. Masks required inside. $20 in advance, $25 at door. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Teens Only Game Night: We'll have a selection of board and card games to play with as well as an Oculus to try out. Pizza and snacks provided. "Teens Only" events are open to people in grades 7-12. Hosted by the Teen Advisory Board. 7-9 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room. Hosted by the Teen Advisory Board. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Solidarity Fridays: "This coalition acts with these shared principles: Everyone should have what they need. People's lives over profit. We choose not to fight against or react to those who disagree with us, but rather invite them to talk with us so that we may find our common interests and beliefs. Being on streets together raises our spirits, breaks isolation, helps build a network of people who want to do this work.". 5 p.m. weekly on Fridays. Includes Brattleboro Solidarity, Root Social Justice Center, Lost River Racial Justice, Tenants Union of Brattleboro. Pliny Park, Corner Main & High St. Info and Covid requirements:



November 2021