Monday, July 20th 2020

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Library Services

The Library continues to offer contactless pickup; digital collections; virtual programs; and phone, email, and chat reference services. We're also pleased to be able to leave our book drops open again, so you can return materials to any Brookline Library location at your convenience.

For an overview of current services, including new Frequently Asked Questions, please visit our website.

Gentle Chair Yoga with Keith Beasley

Chair Yoga

FRIDAYS at 10:30 AM

Join us for a Gentle Yoga class on Zoom with Keith Beasley Friday mornings from 10:30-11:30 AM.

This class is designed for those seeking improved strength, flexibility, and balance with gentle movements and gently performed yoga postures. The class will be done seated in a chair with some optional standing.

When you first join the Zoom session, you’ll be placed in a waiting room and accepted into the meeting at 10:30 AM.
Click here to join!
Password: Yoga
You can also watch the livestream on the Library's Facebook page.
Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.
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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.

Virtual Kids’ Books Trivia with Author Jack Gantos!

FINAL Summer Reading Thank You Sponsor Presentation Slide May 2020

THURSDAY, July 23 at 6:30 PM

Join award-winning author Jack Gantos for a fun night of kids’ books-themed, virtual family trivia! Test your knowledge of current kids’ book series, award winners, and more with Jack Gantos and our Brookline librarians as hosts. Questions are geared towards kids ages 8 and up but everyone in the family is invited and encouraged to play!

To join this program, click on the Zoom link here. Zoom Meeting ID: 874 8927 8041 Password: 9TfzLx

Some important details for this event: You will need TWO DEVICES in order to enjoy the optimal experience – a computer/smart phone (to join the Zoom meeting) and a smart phone or tablet (to play the game). Teams can be comprised of individual or multiple players. Recommended team size is 3-6 players. If members of a team are in separate locations, we suggest arranging a conference call during the game. Each team will use ONLY ONE smart phone or tablet to enter the game and submit the answers.

Generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

Virtual Dungeons and Dragons


FRIDAYS in July and August, at 2 PM

Tweens and Teens, join us for weekly D&D campaigns – virtually! All participants will need free accounts on and A computer with speakers and microphone capabilities is a plus, but not required. Those without a microphone can participate through text.

All game sessions will be Fridays at 2 PM. Participants will have access to all of the Library’s digital content on D&D Beyond, including all handbooks and guides.
Participants will receive an email roughly 30 minutes before the campaign begins with a link to be invited to our specific campaign.

Limit to 10 participants per session. For tweens and teens in grades 5-12 only.
Please register for sessions through Eventbrite here.

Writing Workshop with Rachel Barenbaum


MONDAY, July 27 and August 3 at 7 PM

Want to get started with creative writing? Looking to spark your creativity? Join us for a virtual writing workshop with local author Rachel Barenbaum. Rachel will offer advice and provide prompts to get everyone writing during the workshop.

The Library is holding writing workshops on two Mondays, July 27 and August 3. Attend either one, or come to both! These workshops are open to all adults regardless of writing experience. Whether you’re a new writer or looking for new inspiration, you’re welcome to take part.

Sign up here!

Rachel Barenbaum is a prolific writer and reviewer for the LA Review of Books, the Tel Aviv Review of Books and DeadDarlings. She is a graduate of GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator. Her debut novel is A Bend in the Stars.
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