Monday, April 13th 2020

Hello reader!

Read on for what's happening at the library this week.

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A Message from Library Staff

We at the Library would like to take a moment to let our community know how much we miss you and that we're sending you all our best wishes. We can't wait to see you again in person. Until then, we're doing what we can to help fill your days with books, stories, and art.

Though our Library buildings are closed, we have many online resources--from virtual programs to answering your reference questions to digital books, movies, magazines, and more! Check out our website for a full list of resources and events or ask a Librarian for help.

Brookline Village Library Hosts Firefighters

The Library is honored to host this company of firefighters from the Brookline Fire Department. We're proud to do our part to help first responders and essential workers.
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Virtual Programs for Kids

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Kids and families, looking for activities to do? Monday-Saturday at 10:30 AM, our Youth Services staff is offering storytimes, art and LEGO challenges, and songs and rhymes on the Library's social media.
Mondays: Virtual Storytime on Facebook Live
Tuesdays: LEGO challenge on Facebook/Twitter
Wednesdays: Songs and Rhymes on YouTube
Thursdays: Virtual Storytime on Facebook Live
Fridays: Art challenge on Facebook/Twitter
Saturdays: Songs and Rhymes on YouTube
Looking for more resources and activities for kids? Check out our website!


We might be a little biased, but we can’t think of a better way to spend our time than by reading for fun. Kids, tweens, and teens, join our Read-At-Home-A-Thon as we try to spend 1,000 hours reading! And remember: there’s no wrong way to read.
Sign up here to join the Read-At-Home-A-Thon!

Sarah Smith Book Launch Party

Coupon for a Trip to New York

SUNDAY, April 19, 5-9 PM

Local author Sarah Smith celebrates the launch of her Titanic-set book, Crimes and Survivors, with an online party! Join local authors and Titanic collectors to celebrate history, community, and reading. Events 6-9 PM. Mingling and munchies start at 5 PM. Activities include:
  • Show and tell with Titanic experts and collectors
  • Marconi telegraph demonstration
  • Potluck with shared recipes
  • Two costume contests, one for adults and one for kids, with prizes
  • Downloadable goody bag
For more details, and to join a costume contest, click here.
Zoom Meeting ID: 847-490-409 or Phone in at 1-929-436-2866
This event is in partnership with the Brookline Booksmith.
One of the many amazing things about being a librarian is that publishers mail us free copies of forthcoming books in hopes that we will review them and buy them for the library. We are all so sad that we can't be there to see you every day, but we thought of something we could do to get books in your hands. Last week, I drove all of the galleys around Brookline and filled all the Little Free Libraries. The books had been in isolation since March 13, and I handled them with clean gloves and a mask. Enjoy!
-Sara Slymon, Library Director
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