Monday, July 13th 2020

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Library Services

Contactless pickup is now available for library materials. You can also explore our wide range of online resources including ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, and learning.

How Contactless Pickup Works

The steps are:
  1. Place a hold on library material. You can do this via the online catalog or MLN app, or call / chat with a librarian.
  2. Wait until you’ve been notified that your hold is ready to pick up.
  3. Schedule an appointment to pick up your hold(s).
    (If you reserved a craft kit, make sure you put that in the Notes field.)
You won’t be able to sign in to schedule an appointment until your holds are ready.

What to Expect in Your Bag

When you pick up your holds during your appointment slot, you should expect:
  • Your holds will be in a bag (or bags) with your name or alias on it.
  • If you have a lot of holds, check to see if you have multiple bags.
  • All of your holds that are ready when the bag is packed are included for pickup.
    • Bags are packed the workday before your appointment will occur.
    • Items are checked out to your account when they are packed for pickup.
    • We are not able to add additional items after we have packed a bag.
  • Holds can only be picked up at the library location they were ordered from.

Ask Questions

You can ask librarians your questions by phone (617-730-2370), chat, or email.
For phone and chat hours, see our hours page.

My Two Cities: A Talk on Immigration and Personal Histories

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MONDAY, July 20 at 7 PM

Join Hanni Myers and Robin Stein to hear how they collaborated to create the book My Two Cities, and to learn about recording personal histories. In My Two Cities, author Robin Stein tells the story of Hanni Myers’s escape from 1938 Austria and immigration to America. The two will discuss how they worked together to tell this story, how past immigration stories relate to the present, and the importance of preserving personal histories.

Sign up here to join the Zoom event!
Generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.
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Virtual Sock Monkey Circus – Puppet Showplace Theater

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WEDNESDAY, July 15 at 3 PM

Sock Monkey Circus is a full circus performed in miniature! This performance features the magical talents of the host “Funny Honey” and her clever monkeys, who are trained to juggle, dance, and swing on a flying trapeze! All this while traveling in their very own circus train car that converts into a miniature stage.

Join us on Zoom, or watch on the Library’s Facebook page.
Click here to join Zoom meeting!
Meeting ID: 841 3187 3389
Password: 9S5CdC

Virtual Read with a Ranger


SATURDAYS, July 18 and 25 at 3:30 PM

Tune into the Park Rangers of Brookline on the Library’s Facebook page for fun stories about the seasons, followed by a short sensory exercise and a craft! Ages 5 and up are welcome.

Virtual Storytelling with Diane Edgecomb!


MONDAY, July 20 at 1 PM

Enjoy not one, not two, but THREE virtual performances by the acclaimed storyteller Diane Edgecomb this summer! Between June 22 and August 22, access three professional recordings of the family shows Kate’s Acorn, Once Upon a Fairytale, and Folktale Superheroes Around the World. The performances will be made available via a Vimeo link, which the Library add to our Summer Reading 2020 webpage throughout the summer. You can watch these performances as many times as you’d like, and remember to reach out to the Library and let us know how you enjoyed them!

Click here to watch Diane’s performance of “Kate’s Acorn!”
Click here to watch Diane’s performance of “Once Upon a Fairytale!”
Generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

Virtual STEAM Program with Science Tellers

WEDNESDAY, July 22 at 3:30 PM

Join the Science Tellers for a virtual STEAM program titled, “Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress!” Long, long ago, two kids go on a daring adventure to find a dragon and save the kingdom from the Ice Sorceress! When things don’t go as planned, however, they must turn to themselves (and to science!) for the answer. This program is geared for kids in Grades K-5.

This program will be streamed via Facebook Live on July 22, 2020 at 3:30 PM. You can also access the program all summer long by clicking this Vimeo link. Watch the program as many times as you’d like between June 1 and August 31, 2020, and remember to reach out to the Library to let us know how you liked it!

Generously sponsored by The Friends of the Brookline Public Library.
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