Special Events

ArtsBrookline - Spring Showcase Recital by the students and faculty of Brookline Music School

Thu 5/28 6:00 PM at Main Library, Hunneman Hall

In partnership with ArtsBrookline and Friends of the Brookline Library, the Spring Showcase Recital by the students and faculty of Brookline Music School will take place on Thursday, May 28, 6-8 p.m., at the Main Library. This recital will feature performances by the school’s talented faculty, interspersed with students showcasing their work of the past school year. All ages are welcome, and it’s free. For more information, visit bmsmusic.org, or call Brookline Music School at 617-277-4593.

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Freshman Fifteen Spring Break Tour

Thu 5/28 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Main Library, Teen Room

Join us to hear four newly published YA authors talk writing, publishing & craft plus the pressures of expectations, the danger of wishes, the struggle of war, and the lives we choose...or steal.

Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Library. Books for sale courtesy of the Children’s Book Shop.

Featuring

Follow the full tour at www.lorigoldsteinbooks.tumblr.com; Twitter: #F15SB

And chat with the authors on Twitter

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Avengers Day

Sat 5/30 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM at Main Library

Join us to meet your favorite Marvel heroes & villains!
Who knew you could meet Iron Man or Wolverine while borrowing a book? Meet over 20 Marvel characters -- see their costumes, take photos, and compare superhero notes.

Dress as your favorite character
Who’s your favorite? Dress in your best Marvel costume (or pull on a Captain America t-shirt) & strut your stuff.

Test your superhero trivia skills
Can you track down all of our agents? Find them all and win an Avengers prize. Test your skills in our scavenger hunt. Sign up for two mission levels: Field Agent and Director.

Make your own superhero gear
Color your mask, make your own emblem, & pick up a hero badge. Are you S.H.I.E.L.D.? An X-Man? From Asgard?

Open to all ages at the Brookline Main Library.

RSVP on Facebook here.

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Friends of the Brookline Library Annual Meeting

Wed 6/3 7:00 PM at Main Library, Hunneman Hall

Guest Speaker: Carol Troyen Lohe

“CURATORIAL CURIOSITIES”

What were your favorite MFA exhibitions over the last 20 years or so?  If "Edward Hopper" and "John Singer Sargent" are on your list, this year’s Annual Meeting guest, Carol Troyen Lohe, will take you behind the scenes and tell you how they came about.  A curator of American Paintings at the MFA for nearly 30 years (and a Brookline Library Trustee for nearly 4!), Carol was the co-organizer of both these exhibitions and many more.  In her curatorial career she has also written catalogues, designed galleries, taught and lectured, bought paintings for the collection (and sold a few), and helped plan the new American Wing.  Come learn about what curators do—and why they love what they do—at the Friends’ annual meeting! Short Business Meeting at 6:30pm.

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Sonny & Perley Perform Brazilian Romance - The Bossa Nova Phenomenon

Wed 6/10 3:00 PM at Main Library, Hunneman Hall

Husband and wife team Sonny & Perley capture the essence of the sultry romance and mesmerizing rhythm of Bossa Nova. The world discovered Bossa Nova in 1963 with the huge success of the master composer Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Girl from Ipanema". Simultaneously inspiring American Jazz and popular music with this "new wave", albums were recorded by legendary artists including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz and Sergio Mendez and Brazil 66. To this day, Jobim's music and the Bossa Nova continue as a major force and inspiration for artists such as Diana Krall, Natalie Cole and countless others. Perley offers both English and Portuguese interpretations of lyrics. 3-4:30pm. www.sonnyandperley.com.

Intro to Knitting Workshop

Sat 6/13 2:00 PM at Putterham branch library

MUST REGISTER at 617.730.2370. Registration begins May 13. All materials provided. participants age 13-adult welcome. Offered by Fiber Arts Boston Resource & Innovation Center (FABRIC), a non-profit whose goal is to preserve fiber arts. www.fiberartsboston.org

Intro to Knitting Workshop

Tue 6/16 7:00 PM at Coolidge Corner branch library

MUST REGISTER at 617.730.2370. Registration begins May 13. All materials provided. participants age 13-adult welcome. Offered by Fiber Arts Boston Resource & Innovation Center (FABRIC), a non-profit whose goal is to preserve fiber arts. www.fiberartsboston.org

Tee Off @ the Library

Sat 6/20 12:00 PM at Main Library

LOCAL PATRONS & BUSINESSES! We invite you to sponsor one of 18 holes on the mini-golf course at our Tee Off @ the Library annual event! For more information, please check our sponsorship website.

Join us for this year’s Tee Off @ the Library!

Saturday June 20th all day.

And this year’s theme is CLUE (the board game, the movie, whatever you know best)…so be prepared to solve a murder and be on the look out for Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, and our other dinner guests…

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Art by the amazingly talented Vera Brosgol.

Thanks to our sponsors!

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Intro to Knitting Workshop

Mon 6/22 7:00 PM at Main Library

MUST REGISTER at 617.730.2370. Registration begins May 13. All materials provided. participants age 13-adult welcome. Offered by Fiber Arts Boston Resource & Innovation Center (FABRIC), a non-profit whose goal is to preserve fiber arts. www.fiberartsboston.org

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A Will For the Woods: Film and Discussion on the Green Burial Movement

Tue 6/23 6:30 PM at Coolidge Corner branch library

Film begins promptly at 6:45 pm

Imagine your last gift to the earth: a sustainable burial that would nourish the soil while supporting the establishment of conservation land. This has been happening throughout the world and is slowly taking off in Massachusetts. Get the scoop on green burial and watch a full-length, award-winning film on one man's quest to establish a green cemetery in his home town while embracing his own early death from lymphoma.

Learn more at www.awillforthewoods.com and www.greenburialma.org

Sponsored by the Brookline Library Staff Green Team and Green Burial Massachusetts: A Project of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Eastern and of Western Massachusetts. With special guest Eva Moseley of Green Burial Massachusetts

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1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year in Film

Wed 7/15 2:00 PM at Main Library, Hunneman Hall

Motion picture and film historians often rate 1939 as the greatest year in the history of Hollywood. This year’s award-winning premieres include The Wizard of Oz, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and Gone with the Wind. Join Medfield High School teacher and film buff Frank Mandosa for an afternoon that celebrates the Golden Age of Hollywood!

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The TenderMen

Tue 7/28 7:00 PM at Main Library, Hunneman Hall

The TenderMen play rock, jazz, rhythm & blues, and original tunes. This group covers The Band, Joe Jackson, Joe Cocker, Allison Krause, Clarence Carter, The Doors, and a jazzy version of The Animals. Enjoy an evening of music with this fun band of old and new friends who love to play together. http://monterisimusic.com/tendermen