Monday, January 13th 2020

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Roaring Twenties Party

FINAL BV Roaring 20s Party Digital Jan 2020
Brookline Village

SATURDAY, February 1, 1-4 PM

Celebrate the beginning of the twenties with a Roaring Twenties Party for adults and children of all ages. We’ll have a 1920s photo booth, mocktails, trivia, and makeup tutorials–plus a bead craft for kids.

The event takes place from 1-4 PM, with swing dancing lessons from 2-3 PM. 1920s clothing welcome!

Census Job Fairs

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The United States Census takes place this year. To conduct the census, the Census Bureau hires thousands of workers for jobs in their communities. Come learn about job opportunities with the United States Census 2020. Staff from the Norfolk County Census Office will be on hand mid-January through mid-February to answer questions and walk you through the application process.

Job fairs will take place Tuesday afternoons at the Coolidge Corner Library, Wednesday evenings at the Putterham Library, and Thursday evenings at the Brookline Village Library. For a full schedule, check out our calendar. You can learn more about Census jobs at

Play Reading Book Club: Detroit Red

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Brookline Village

Begins TUESDAY, January 21 at 5:30 PM

The ArtsEmerson Play Reading Book Club is a dynamic theatre literacy and community education program that provides unique and radical access to scripts, artists, and conversations within the theatre. Deepen and expand your experience as a theater-goer through stimulating conversations and behind the scenes access to the world premiere of Detroit Red by Will Power.
Over the course of three weeks the group will read, discuss, and see this thought-provoking play which uplifts Malcolm X’s under-examined, life-shaping experiences as a young man who called Boston home. Registration is required. To sign up, visit the ArtsEmerson website or call 617-824-8400. Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.
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Knitting Circle

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Coolidge Corner

THURSDAY, January 16, at 6:00 PM

Starting a new project? Curious about cabling? Drop by the Coolidge Corner Library’s knitting circle! This is a casual, drop-in program for knitters of all skill levels and ages. Bring your own project, or come with yarn and a pair of needles and we’ll help you get started with the basic techniques.

The knitting circle will meet at 6 PM on the first and third Thursdays of the month. There will be a bonus meeting on January 30.

Pizza and Nintendo Switch!

Pizza and Switch
Coolidge Corner

FRIDAY, January 17 at 2:30 PM

Tweens in grades 5-7, join us in the Coolidge Corner Meeting Room for pizza and Nintendo switch! Generously Sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation and Upper Crust Pizza.

Tween and Teen Taste Test Challenge

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Brookline Village

FRIDAY, January 17 at 2:30 PM

Tweens and teens in grades 5-12, join us for an afternoon taste-test challenge! This month, try snacks of the world. Judge which ones are the tastiest, and see how many flavors you can identify! Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Library.
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WEDNESDAY, January 15

1:30 PM

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Coolidge Corner
THURSDAY, January 16

1 PM refreshments
1:30 PM film

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