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Film: Journey of the Nenets

Wed 8/19 3:00 PM at Main Library, Hunneman Hall

Two showings, 3PM and 7PM

Bill Gasperini is a longtime journalist who spent 16 years working in Russia. During that time he developed a special interest in Russia’s remote “North”, especially nomadic reindeer herders called the Nenets who travel across the vast tundra year-round with their deer enduring temperatures as low as -50F. Bill presents a film he helped produce for National Geographic about the Nenets’ fascinating lifestyle: the Journey of the Nenets. These people wear reindeer fur clothing and live in teepee-like “chooms” made of reindeer pelts, traveling around 1700 miles in an annual trek.

The film is part of the exhibit Brookline’s Main Library is hosting this summer: Mammoths & Reindeer: The Russian Arctic featuring artifacts collected by Bill, including mammoth ivory items found across the vast tundra where these prehistoric animals roamed until 10,000 years ago.

Farmers' Market Visit

Thu 8/20 1:30 PM at Coolidge Corner

The library is making two appearances in the non-profit space of the Brookline Farmers' Market in Coolidge Corner. Come learn about the many services and programs we offer, sign-up for adult, teen, and children's summer reading challenges, sign up for a library card, enter a free prize raffle, and get a look at our brand new BookBike-- it's a library on wheels! People who already own a library card can check out best-selling paperback books. We'll be at the Farmers' Market July 23 and Aug 20 from 1:30 - 6pm.


Edible Book Festival 2015

Thu 8/27 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Main Library

Join us to celebrate two of our favorite things: Heroes 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.



Meet your favorite superheroes (and challenge a few villains) at the festival: compare costumes, take photos, and see which dish THEY think is the best!

VIEWING starts at 5:00pm.

TASTING starts at 5:30pm.

VOTE at any time.

WINNERS announced at 6:30pm.

Photo ops with our heroes the entire time!


Social Security: What You Need to Know

Wed 9/2 2:00 PM at Main Library, Hunneman Hall

Free presentation by: Kristen Alberino, Metropolitan Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration. This information session covers *Benefits and services provided by Social Security *How to qualify for benefits *How and when to apply for Social Security *Online services & planning tools *Medicare, and more!

Prior to attending our session, please visit our website and create your My Social Security account at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount This will provide you with your earnings statement under the Social Security program and benefit estimates. You may get more out of the session if you have your earnings statement. For help creating your My Social Security Account, refer to this Fact Sheet


The Kenn Morr Band

Sat 9/12 2:00 PM at Main Library, Hunneman Hall

The Kenn Morr Band is an original folk/rock/Americana act featuring three part harmony and acoustic music driven by guitar, mandolin, violin, accordion, bouzouki, bass and drums. The KMB is currently on tour in support of its latest release, the double disc set Afterimage. Recorded live at Sandy Brook Studios in Colebrook, Connecticut, it features fresh interpretations of material from eight previous releases. Kenn and his band revisited the songs to capture the group as it sounds live, with crisp studio sound and minimal overdubs. www.kennmorr.com.