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Edible Book Festival

Wed 9/3 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us in two of our favorite pastimes: reading and eating delicious food!

To celebrate the end of our summer reading challenge for adults and teens, we’re inviting everyone to come in to the library to judge the best entries from staff in our Edible Book Festival. We’ll be serving up edible creations themed on books, and you decide who wins the day. Categories will include funniest or punniest, most delicious, and best in show.

VIEWING starts at 4:00pm.

TASTING starts at 5:30pm.

VOTE at any time.

WINNERS announced at 6:30pm.

Second Saturday Senior Social

Sat 9/13 1:30 PM

We are delighted to welcome new Director Sara Slymon who has kindly agreed to join our group to tell us about up-coming projects and remind us about on-going programs of special interest.

Light refreshments will be served.

This program is jointly sponsored by the Trustees and the Friends of The Public Library of Brookline


Show Me the Sugar!

Tue 9/23 7:00 PM

Are you tired, run down, listless? Have you stopped to consider how sugar can be wrecking your energy? Join us for an engaging event and learn how to retake control of that afternoon slump – and enjoy some great re-energizing snacks in the process!

Presented by Almarie Fernandez, a Board Certified Health Coach and an advocate of the power of nutrition and lifestyle choices in improving quality of life. She became passionate about this work over 3 years ago when she successfully helped herself through a serious autoimmune condition with nutrition and lifestyle changes. Almarie decided to become a health coach to fulfill her passion of working with men and women suffering from food allergies to improve their health and lifestyle. She received her training at Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Almarie leads workshops on nutrition and offers individual nutrition and lifestyle coaching support.

Welcome new Library Director Sara Slymon

Sat 9/27 2:00 PM

Join your friends and neighbors as the Brookline Library Foundation hosts two informal receptions at our branch libraries to welcome new Library Director Sara Slymon. The first gathering will be held at Putterham, Saturday, Sept. 27, and the second at Coolidge Corner, Sunday, Sept. 28. Stop by and say hello anytime between 2 and 4 p.m. Cookies and lemonade will be served.


Remembering the Tam with Terry Kitchen

Thu 10/9 7:00 PM

Local author and musician Terry Kitchen hosts an evening honoring Brookline's Tam O'Shanter nightclub, featuring music by Bill Coover of the Memphis Rockabilly Band and Jay Feinstein of Push Push. Kitchen will also perform and read from his new novel Next Big Thing, set in the 1980s Boston music scene.