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The Academy Awards: the Good, the Bad, and the Outrageous

Sat 2/6 2:00 PM at Main Library, Hunneman Hall

The Academy Awards a.k.a. the Oscars are Sunday Feb. 28! The Public Library of Brookline welcomes the return of Medfield High School teacher and film buff Frank Mandosa, who previously presented on the Golden Age of Hollywood. His popular Academy Awards talk is presented at annually at several libraries throughout Massachusetts. Learn how this prestigious film award began, what actors have won (or have incredibly never won), and some of the ceremony's most famous and infamous moments.

Caffe Italiano

Fri 2/12 12:00 PM at Coolidge Corner Branch

In collaboration with the Education Office of the Consulate General of Italy in Boston, we will be offering a series of Italian Conversation classes at the Coolidge Corner Branch Library during the months of January and February. The groups are for adults who would like an opportunity to practice their Italian language skills in a casual, friendly setting, while enjoying a coffee. For elementary to advanced levels. Fridays: January 15, 22, 29 and February 5, 12, 19. No registration required.

For more information, contact the Educational Office at the Italian Consulate: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Starting or Growing your Business - the Small Business Administration Advantage

Thu 2/18 1:30 PM at Main Library Hunneman Hall

Starting or Growing your Business - the Small Business Administration Advantage by Norman Eng, SBA Economic Development Specialist and Michael Sandman, SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) Mentor and Counselor. Registration required at http://bit.ly/1RJw6wB. 1:30 - 3:00pm.

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Kate Clifford Larson Book Talk

Sat 2/20 2:00 PM at Main Library, Hunneman Hall

Kate's latest book, Rosemary, The Hidden Kennedy Daughter, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, is a New York Times Best Seller. As the first biographer to have had access to all of Rosemary's known letters, Kate has written a well-researched, compelling, and beautiful account of this Kennedy daughter who was hidden from public life, and who underwent an experimental lobotomy that tragically left her unable to speak or fend for herself.

Kate's previous biographies are Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero which is currently in production as a TV movie by HBO and starring Viola Davis; and The Assassin's Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln. www.katecliffordlarson.com

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Tips & Tricks for Public Speaking Success with Kit Pang

Tue 2/23 6:00 PM at Main Library, Hunneman Hall

Kit Pang is a public speaking consultant and President of the Federal Toastmaster Club of Boston and a member of the Advanced Access Toastmaster Club in Brookline.

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Naturalization 101

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

Becoming a U.S. citizen is the ultimate goal for immigrants to the United States. This free information session covers the basics of becoming a U.S. citizen. Receive the latest information directly from a representative of the USCIS, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. A question & answer session will follow.