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Grub St. - Jump Start Your Writing

Mon 4/27 6:00 PM at Main Library, Hunneman Hall

Jump start your writing at the library and discover the novel hiding within!

Through a series of fun directed writing exercises, we will explore the terrain of creative non-fiction (no five-paragraph essays here!): mining for material, constructing characters and settings, shaping vivid dialogue, understanding point of view, exploring the many forms of non-fiction today, and finding your voice.

This workshop is a supportive and generative experience for both new and practicing writers. It is sponsored by the Library and ArtsBrookline

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Resume Writing Workshop with George Zeller

Wed 4/29 6:30 PM at Main Library, Hunneman Hall

This workshop focuses on resume content, beginning with your summary statement, and provides tips and strategies to highlight your strengths, skills, and positive outcomes. Learn how to translate experience & duties into accomplishments and outcomes; construct a draft summary statement; be strategic about the content and format of your resume; identify and avoid disqualifiers in your resume.George Zeller is a Senior Employment Specialist at Career Moves, a division of JVS. He works with professional level job seekers across a wide spectrum of occupations. George earned his BA from Clark University and an M.Ed. in Counseling from Northeastern University. He is also a Certified Professional Resume Writer (Professional Association of Resume Writers). 6:30 - 8:00PM.

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Starting or Growing your Business - the Small Business Administration Advantage

Wed 5/13 1:00 PM at Main Library Hunneman Hall

Starting or Growing your Business - the Small Business Administration Advantage by Lisa Gonzalez Welch, SBA Economic Development Specialist. MUST REGISTER by May 11 at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 617-565-5588. May is Small Business Month! This free workshop provides information on various SBA programs and services available for start-up and existing businesses. 1 - 2pm.

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The Love Dogs

Thu 5/21 2:30 PM at Main Library, Hunneman Hall

This award-winning Boston band combines elements of jump blues, New Orleans R&B, and early rock n’ roll into their own powerhouse sound! FMQB Magazine calls Love Dogs concerts “the stuff of legend- soulful vocals, killer grooves, spontaneity, and pure entertainment play equal parts.” 2:30 - 3:30pm.

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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. 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. 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.

SAVE THE DATE for this year’s Tee Off @ the Library!

Saturday June 20th all day.

  • Kids: Noon-2:30pm
  • Teens: 3:00-5:00pm
  • Adults: 6:00-9:00pm

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.

Intro to Knitting Workshop

Mon 6/22 7:00 PM at Main Library

MUST REGISTER at 617.730.2370. 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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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