Performance Notes from Brattleboro, May 14

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Sowing seeds of hope

Brooks Memorial Library and Building a Positive Community in Brattleboro are working to distribute seeds to people who would like to have some hope growing, wherever they are. Sunflowersseeds are now available from the Brooks Memorial Library, with curbside pickup. Paper envelopes of sunflower seeds can be found at the tiny libraries on Spruce Street, Coombs Street, and near the Oak Grove School. If they run out, let us know.

If you live in or near Brattleboro and would like seeds to plant, would like to help distribute seeds in your neighborhood, or have any questions, contact Courtney Carey at courtney@brookslibraryvt.org or Rolf Parker at rolf.bapc@gmail.com, and put "Sunflower" in the subject line.

'Bloomsday' reading set for next month

To celebrate James Joyce's literaty masterpiece "Ulysses," a live-streamed reading of excerpts from the novel will be performed at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 16 the Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery announced.

"Bloomsday" refers to the main characater of Joyce's epic, Leopold Bloom, and the book's setting of June 16, 1904, in Dublin, Ireland. Around the world, fans of "Ulysses" and Joyce hold celebrations on that day, usually involving reading from the book.

Also, Dan Dewalt will perform songs from the era in which the book is set.

Admission is free, but reservations are required. Email HDTandG@sover.net for an invitation to the event, which will most likely be held on the Zoom online conferencing platform.

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