Monday, June 29th 2020

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Contactless Pickup Begins July 6

Dear Brookline patrons,

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your patience, understanding, and concern during this difficult time. So many of you have reached out in the past weeks and months to tell us how much you have been missing the Libraries; all of us here have been so grateful for your words of warmth. We miss you all, as well.

We are very excited to share information about Stage 3: Contactless Pickup, which will begin on July 6. Please visit our website for a full description of Contactless Pickup and instructions on how to request and pick up materials. We know that so many of you value the physical collections we have, and we’re pleased to be able to make those available once more. Whether you’ve had items on hold since March or have just started placing holds this week, we look forward to getting items back out to your hands.

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 visual presentation on the history of Pride and the LGBTQ community in Boston, with a focus on Boston’s BIPOC LGBTQ organizations.

Registration is required. Please register here.
Generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

Extra Hoopla Borrows

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We have good news! Starting July 1, Brookline patrons will be able to check out 15 Hoopla ebooks and audiobooks per month. That's an extra 5 borrows per month! Many thanks to the Brookline Library Foundation and their generous support for making this possible.

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 Backyard Birds with Hands on Nature


WEDNESDAY, July 1 at 3:30 PM

Come learn about the local birds in your yard and how to start identifying them. Learn which birds are common in Massachusetts and which ones are fun to study! We will talk about fun easy ways to get started in the world of birding, and will begin the easy journey to learn more about these beautiful creatures. We will learn a few common bird songs and will be able to identify some by the end of the program.

Virtual Performance with Rosalita’s Puppets


WEDNESDAY, July 8 at 3:30 PM

Join us for a marionette show from Rosalita’s Puppets! Recommended for ages 3 and up.

To join the Zoom event, click here!
Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library
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