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Friends of The Brookfield Library Annual Book Sale

Date & Time: October 1, 2014 9:00 am


Gently-used books for adults, teens, and kids, as well as DVDs.  $15 admission on Thursday only; free admission on the other days.  Sunday, 10/5, is Bag Day -- fill our bag for $5.  Monday, October 6, is free day, but donations are gratefully accepted.

Nonfiction Book Group: Flappers

Date & Time: October 7, 2014 7:00 pm


Discussion of Flappers:  Six Women of a Dangerous Generation, by Judith Mackrell.  By the 1920s, women were on the verge of something huge. Jazz, racy fashions, eyebrowraising new attitudes about art and sex—all of this pointed to a sleek, modern world, one that could shake off the grimness of the Great War and stride into the future in one deft, stylized gesture. The women who defined this the Jazz Age—Josephine Baker, Tallulah Bankhead, Diana Cooper, Nancy Cunard, Zelda Fitzgerald, and Tamara de Lempicka—would presage the sexual revolution by nearly half a century and would shape the role of women for generations to come.

These women came from vastly different backgrounds, but all ended up passing through Paris, the mecca of the avant-garde. Before she was the toast of Parisian society, Josephine Baker was a poor black girl from the slums of Saint Louis. Tamara de Lempicka fled the Russian Revolution only to struggle to scrape together a life for herself and her family. A committed painter, her portraits were indicative of the age’s art deco sensibility and sexual daring. The Brits in the group—Nancy Cunard and Diana Cooper— came from pinkie-raising aristocratic families but soon descended into the salacious delights of the vanguard. Tallulah Bankhead and Zelda Fitzgerald were two Alabama girls driven across the Atlantic by a thirst for adventure and artistic validation.

But beneath the flamboyance and excess of the Roaring Twenties lay age-old prejudices about gender, race, and sexuality. These flappers weren’t just dancing and carousing; they were fighting for recognition and dignity in a male-dominated world. They were more than mere lovers or muses to the modernist masters—in their pursuit of fame and intense experience, we see a generation of women taking bold steps toward something burgeoning, undefined, maybe dangerous: a New Woman.

This discussion will be held upstairs in the library.

Intro to PowerPoint Class 2013 Session 1

Date & Time: October 8, 2014 3:00 pm


During session 1 of this hands-on 3-part series on Microsoft PowerPoint you will learn the basics, such as:

  • Introduce PowerPoint.
  • Explore the PowerPoint interface.
  • View personalization options.
  • Create and edit a presentation.
  • Learn how to save to OneDrive.
  • Discuss what content your presentation should include.
  • Add text and body text to a presentation.
  • Learn to work with the Office Clipboard.
  • Learn to add and format images.
  • Learn to add

You need not attend all sessions to participate, but you must register for all sessions you would to attend.  You should have some experience with computers and the Windows operating system before attending this class.

There is no charge for any of the classes in this series, but there is a one-time of fee of $10 to cover the cost of the course book (this book covers all sessions).  This fee may be paid via PayPal, at the Checkout Desk prior to the class, or on the day of the class.

Limit of 6 attendees per class.  Register online, by phone, or at the Checkout Desk.

Intro to PowerPoint Class 2013 Session 1

Date & Time: October 8, 2014 6:30 pm


During session 1 of this hands-on 3-part series on Microsoft PowerPoint you will learn the basics, such as:

  • Introduce PowerPoint.
  • Explore the PowerPoint interface.
  • View personalization options.
  • Create and edit a presentation.
  • Learn how to save to OneDrive.
  • Discuss what content your presentation should include.
  • Add text and body text to a presentation.
  • Learn to work with the Office Clipboard.
  • Learn to add and format images.
  • Learn to add

You need not attend all sessions to participate, but you must register for all sessions you would to attend.  You should have some experience with computers and the Windows operating system before attending this class.

There is no charge for any of the classes in this series, but there is a one-time of fee of $10 to cover the cost of the course book (this book covers all sessions).  This fee may be paid via PayPal, at the Checkout Desk prior to the class, or on the day of the class.

Limit of 6 attendees per class.  Register online, by phone, or at the Checkout Desk.

Movie Matinee: Chef

Date & Time: October 11, 2014 2:00 pm


chefFilm showing of Chef, directed by Jon Favreau and starring Favreau, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt, Sophia Vergara, and Robert Downey Jr.  A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.

"A colorful, great-looking film, with an infectious soundtrack." --Richard Roeper.com

Rated R, 114 minutes.  Free showing, popcorn & soda.

Library Closed for Columbus Day

Date & Time: October 13, 2014 10:00 am








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