Monday, May 18th 2020

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Digital Library Services

Though our Library buildings are closed, we're still here to help you fill your days with books, stories, and art. 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. Looking for resources and activities for kids? Check out this page.
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Virtual English Club



We're adding a new weekly session of the English Club! Join us online to practice English! This virtual English Club is open to adult learners of all levels. Meetings are drop-in, and new members are always welcome.

To join the meeting click here.
Meeting ID: 878-2678-6714
Meeting password: 0AK0yr
The English Club is still meeting Fridays at noon too! Click here for Zoom information for the Friday sessions.

Virtual Japanese Paper Theater (Kamishibai) with Yumi


WEDNESDAY, May 20 at 10:30 AM

Join us on Facebook Live to watch kamishibai storyteller Yumi Izuyama retell Goethe’s famous fable, The Boy and the Jaguar! Kamishibai is a Japanese paper storytelling method that will engage kids and adults alike.

Enjoy STEM art activities after the performance to enhance the engagement of the children and show how these stories can relate to them and their own families and community. Recommended for children ages 4-7 years old.

Download bonus color sheets for this program here and here.

Virtual Boabom Classes


WEDNESDAYS, May 20 and 27 at 7 PM

Join Yemado, Director of the Boston School of Boabom, for an online course in Boabom, a system of breathing, meditation, movement, and defense with roots in ancient Tibet. This course will introduce both the gentle and faster systems of movement within the Boabom Arts. Classes will practice breathing techniques, stretching and strengthening exercises, and movements designed to build coordination and focus, combining them into a harmonious class that is both relaxing and invigorating.

All you need to participate are comfortable clothes that you can move around in, enough space to stretch your arms fully, and be able to take a couple of steps. No prior experience is required. All are welcome!
Please register for the series here.

Virtual Music Performance with Vanessa Trien

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SATURDAY, May 23 at 10:30 AM

Join us for a special moving’ groovin’ virtual performance series from Vanessa Trien! Recommended for ages three and up. Vanessa will provide unique virtual performances for attendees on Saturday May 23, June 6, and June 20 at 10:30 AM. We hope you’ll join us!

Click here to join!
Password: 1RAQbf

Virtual Nature Talks with Mass Audubon!

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WEDNESDAYS, May 27 and June 3 at 3:30 PM

Join the Library and Mass Audubon on Facebook Live for a virtual nature talk! Learn about animals, see them LIVE, and ask all your burning questions in a Q&A at the end. This is an all-ages program but will mostly be targeted at our friends who are in grades K-4. You can access the livestream on the Public Library of Brookline’s Facebook page.

Generously sponsored by The Brookline Library Foundation.

English Conversation Groups


THURSDAYS, starting June 4 at 10:30 AM

The English Conversation Groups run by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library are moving online to Zoom. Practice your conversational skills in small groups in an informal setting. Please write to to sign up.
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