Monday, June 22nd 2020

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

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Virtual Drag Queen Story Hour

Drag Queen Story Hour

SATURDAY, June 27 at 3:30 PM

Join the fabulous queens from the Boston chapter of Drag Queen Story Hour for a virtual family storytime! Drag Queen Story Hour is a program for children ages 3 – 8 that raises awareness of gender diversity, promotes self-acceptance, and builds empathy through an enjoyable literary experience. It will be led by local Boston drag queens who will sing songs and read picture books. You can access the livestream on the Public Library of Brookline’s Facebook page.

For more information on Drag Queen Story Hour, visit their website. Generously sponsored by The Brookline Library Foundation.

Public Library of Brookline in the News

The Public Library of Brookline is back in the news! Check out Library Director Sara Slymon's latest appearance on In It Together on WGHB, where she discusses the Library's staged reopening plan and the ways the Library has adapted during the pandemic.

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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Virtual Trivia Night


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.

Protest and Pride: Over 50 Years of Activism in Boston


MONDAY, July 6 at 6:30 PM

Join Joan Ilacqua, Executive Director of The History Project, for a unique exploration of the history of Pride and the LGBTQ community in Boston, with a focus on Boston’s BIPOC LGBTQ organizations.

Join the Zoom meeting here
Meeting ID: 857 9020 8455
Meeting password: 5c08B9
Generously sponsored by the Library Trustees

Virtual English Club


TUESDAYS at 7 PM and FRIDAYS at noon

Join us online to practice English! This virtual English Club is open to adult learners of all levels. Children are welcome to join their parents during English Club but please do not leave them unsupervised. If you have any questions please contact

To join on Tuesdays, click here. Meeting password: 0AK0yr
To join on Fridays, click here. Meeting password: 1EzmEx

Book Groups

The Library's book and social groups are now meeting online. We hold book and social groups on a variety of topics, from Midday Monday Mystery to A Taste of Poetry, to the Queer Film Club. Check out our events calendar for book group meeting times and Zoom information. New members are always welcome!
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