Monday, June 15th 2020

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An Update on Returns

Starting today, the book drops at all three libraries will be open. You may return items Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM. Please do not leave any library materials outside, as we cannot be responsible for theft or damage. All materials will be quarantined for three days after you return them. They will continue to show on your record as “checked out,” but you will accrue no fines for the quarantine period.

For more information on this stage of our re-opening plan, including our book sale, please visit our website.

Meet Massachusetts Wildlife

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SATURDAY, June 20 at 4 PM

Learn more about the wildlife of Massachusetts with Blue Hills Trailside Museum! Meet two live animals that are native to our home state – and learn more about their adaptations, their importance to local ecology, and the conservation challenges they face. This all-ages program will mostly be geared towards adults, but kids and families are welcome too!

To join the Zoom event, click here.
Meeting ID: 856 1467 5875
Password: 7UkRVc
Generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

Summer Reading

Summer Reading has begun! This summer, we’ll be bringing Summer Reading to you online. From June 15 – August 14, we'll have reading prompts, fun activities, and online programs for patrons of all ages – plus weekly raffles and grand prize drawings for gift cards to local businesses.

Supporting our community is what the Library does best. That’s why this summer, for every person who registers between June 1 and June 30, the Friends of the Brookline Public Library will make a donation to the Brookline Food Pantry.

Check out our video about Summer Reading, and sign up on our website.
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Animal Crossing: Visiting Hours

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TUESDAY, June 16 from 3-5 PM

Join our staff between 3-5 PM to visit our library island inside the Nintendo Switch game Animal Crossing. We invite all players to come and explore our island, try our obstacle course, play a new game, and maybe even win a prize (while supplies last)!

To visit us during these times and for updates on the island, please sign up for text alerts. Text @brklibAC to 81010 to sign up to receive the dodo codes on your phone. All texts will be sent via Remind and phone numbers will be kept confidential.

During each two hour period, we request that all visitors spend just under an hour exploring, and then we’ll invite new players to join us for the second hour. With this schedule, more visitors will be able to attend and enjoy the island! Remember, if you can’t fly in at first try, wait a minute and try again. We’re looking forward to seeing you on BRKLib island!

Songs with Seth


WEDNESDAY, June 17 at 3:30 PM

Tune in to sing and dance to original and traditional, open-ended, collaborative folk songs. A fun-filled jam session! Ages pre-K and under.

To join the program, click here.
Zoom Meeting ID: 853 2773 5306
Password: 3ecsZn
Generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

Virtual Trivia Nights


Family Trivia: THURSDAY, June 18 at 6:30 PM

Join the Library and the Trivia Brothers for a virtual, family trivia night! From books and animals to general knowledge, this trivia night is sure to entertain all ages! This program will be hosted on Zoom. For more information, check out our website.

Tween and Teen Trivia: TUESDAY, June 23 at 6:30 PM

Join the Library and the Trivia Brothers for a virtual trivia night just for tweens and teens! From pop culture to general knowledge, this trivia night is sure to entertain middle and high schoolers alike! This program will be hosted on Zoom. For more information, check out our website.

Generously sponsored by The Brookline Library Foundation.

Virtual Music Performance with Vanessa Trien

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SATURDAY, June 20 at 10:30 AM

Join us for a special movin’ groovin’ virtual performance series from Vanessa Trien! Recommended for ages three and up. Watch live on the library’s Facebook page, or interact with Vanessa during the program by joining our Zoom room, below:

Click here to join!
Password: 1RAQbf
Generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.
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Virtual Fixit Clinics

Want to learn how to fix things from home? Show your broken item (including large appliances and electronics) to a global assembly of expert Fixit Coaches, get suggestions for repairs, and become an empowered fixer. Sign up here, and check out upcoming sessions on Facebook.
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