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Special Events


Writing Seminars in preparation for NaNoWriMo

Tue 10/13 7:00 PM at Main Library, Hunneman Hall

Tue Oct. 13, 7pm with Lori Goldstein, young adult author: http://www.lorigoldsteinbooks.com Wed Oct. 14, 2pm with Gabe Galambos, fiction author: http://www.gabegalambos.com These free writing seminars focus on the craft of writing a novel, with specific tips on writing 50,000 words in November during National Novel Writing Month. For more info visit http://www.nanowrimo.org *Free raffle at each seminar for official NaNoWriMo gear!* PLUS-- join us Nov. 19 for an official Write-In, 6:30-8:30pm in Hunneman Hall


Socially Responsible Investing, ESG, and More

Thu 10/15 7:00 PM at Main Library, Hunneman Hall

Learn about alternative investment strategies that reflect your personal values: *Socially Responsible Investing *Sustainable Investing *ESG (Environmental / Social / Governance) Investing *Impact Investing Presented by Daniel Flannery, CFA of Balanced Rock Investment Advisors. 7:00-8:30 PM.


An Afternoon of Nicaraguan Folk Dance and Song

Sun 10/18 2:00 PM at Coolidge Corner branch library

The Brookling Public Library and Brookline-Quezalguaque Sister City Project present An afternoon of Nicaraguan Folk Dance and Song Performed by La Pinata Youth Dance Group, a Latin American Cultural Network. An art/craft program for children will follow the performance. This event is part of Brookline Sister City Week. For more information about the other programs visit our website www.brooklinesistercity.org.

You Wrote a Book - Now What? Publishing Insiders Tell All

Wed 10/21 7:00 PM at Main Library, Hunneman Hall

Moderated by Stephen Hull, Acquisitions Editor, University Press of New England

An Evening with Celeste Ng

Tue 10/27 7:00 PM at Pierce Auditorium, Pierce School


Local Author Book Fair

Thu 11/12 6:00 PM at Main Library, Hunneman Hall

Chat with authors at our inaugural book fair! Perfect opportunity to support local talent and shop for gifts. Featuring LIVE MUSIC by local author & award-winning songwriter Terry Kitchen. 6-8:15pm. Authors include Rosalind Cuschera, Anne Emerson, Gabe Galambos, Terry Kitchen, Bruce MacBain, Alison OLeary, Gayle Suzanne, Judith K. White, and Don West & Kenneth Cooper


Author Event: Susan Pashman, Upper West Side Story

Tue 11/17 7:00 PM at Main Library, Hunneman Hall

The Public Library of Brookline welcomes Susan Pashman, author of Upper West Side Story Please join us for this author talk. The story: A professor of Women’s History and her husband, an environmental policymaker in the New York City mayor’s office, are raising their two brainy children in the ultra-liberal Upper West Side. They are tested when their son Zack and his best friend, Cyrus, are horsing around and Cyrus falls, and later dies. The fact that Cyrus is black, that his mother is Zack’s mother’s closest friend— that jealousy, suspicion and resentment have long been simmering in the neighborhood— all conspire to reveal an ugly underbelly of the community both parents have worked so hard to fashion into a model multiracial world. Susan Pashman is a philosophy professor and former attorney. While in law school, she served a year in the New York City Council President’s office; some of what she learned there has found its way into this story. But the heart of this novel derives from her sons’ childhood exploits, and the hopes and fears she had for them.