Monday, March 2nd 2020

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“Coming to America” Reading Groups for Public Libraries

Coolidge Corner

Starts SUNDAY, April 5 at 2 PM

Join us to explore immigration through Yiddish novels in translation and contemporary American literature.

The Yiddish Book Center’s “Coming to America” Reading Groups for Public Libraries is a program in which librarians arrange reading groups to discuss three books of Yiddish literature in translation–all of which examine immigration to America–and one book that explores immigration from another cultural perspective.
At the Public Library of Brookline, we will be discussing the following books:

April 5: Motl the Cantor’s Son, by Sholem Aleichem
May 17: A Jewish Refugee in New York, by Kadya Molodovsky
June 28: Enemies, A Love Story, by Isaac Bashevis Singer
July 19: The Book of Unknown Americans, by Cristina Henríquez

To participate, please sign up at the Coolidge Corner Library, where you will receive your copy of the first book.

Four Women, an Open Car, and a Cause with Anne Gass

league of women voters history
Brookline Village

THURSDAY, March 5 at 7 PM

In September 1915 four women embarked in an Overland Six car from San Francisco’s Panama Pacific International Exposition on the country’s first cross-country road trip for a cause. They were carrying a petition to Congress and President Wilson demanding an amendment to the United States Constitution enfranchising women. Historian Anne Gass retraced their route in 2015 and recounts it in this lively, illustrated presentation.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Brookline and Friends of the Brookline Public Library, in celebration of the League’s Centennial Year and the 19th Amendment.

BrakerSpace Donations for the Children's Room

The Children's Room is looking for donations of broken household items--from fans to toasters to keyboards--for our upcoming BreakerSpace programs in March and April. If you would like to donate a broken appliance, please bring it to the Brookline Village Children's Room by Friday, March 7. We are unable to accept donations with blades, compressed air, glass, or non-removable batteries.
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Visit From the Snow Sisters

frozen painting
Brookline Village

SATURDAY, March 7 at 3:30 PM

Join the Snow Sisters from Pretty As A Princess for stories and songs! Hear the sisters’ stories, sing along to your icy favorites, and enjoy an afternoon filled with royal fun! Open to families with kids of all ages. Costumes are encouraged! Generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

Crochet and Knit Together


SATURDAY, March 7 at 2 PM

Work on a project you’re already creating or start a new one. Want to learn a new stitch? Instructional videos will be available for viewing.

How to Enjoy a Piece of Calligraphy

Chinese Calligraphy lecture
Coolidge Corner

SUNDAY, March 8 at 1:30 PM

Calligrapher Yunhua Ju, whose work has been displayed at the Coolidge Corner Library, will discuss ways to interpret and appreciate his work and that of other Chinese calligraphers.

Mindfulness for TWEENS presented by Mindful Minis Boston

Mindful Minis

MONDAY, March 9 at 3:30 PM

Join Lauren Masse from Mindful Minis of Boston to practice stress-reduction and wellness-promotion. Activities will include breathing exercises, yoga, creative projects, emotional awareness, and mindfulness games! Please note: participants are encouraged to attend all 4 sessions to get the most benefit from this program. This program is open to the first 12 participants and is for tweens in grades 5-7 only. Generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.
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