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Tuesday, October 31st 2017

Happy Halloween reader!

Read on for what's happening at the library this week.
  • Trick or Treat with us tonight at Brookline Village or Coolidge Corner
  • Our Triwizard Tournament is almost here! Only five days left.
  • Make onigiri for World Food Day at the Putterham Library
  • Join us November 9 for a visit from author Kitty Dukakis as part of the new series Authors Among Us sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Library.
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PLEASE NOTE

The Brookline Village location will be closed this coming Sunday, November 5, except for our special event the Triwizard Tournament. The Coolidge Corner location will be open as usual from 1-5 PM.
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NOTES FROM THE LIBRARY

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Our afternoon tickets for the Triwizard Tournament are SOLD OUT!

If you are still interested in attending the all-ages family afternoon, please register for our Wait List for that event here. We can't guarantee that you'll get in, but adding your name is your best chance.
TEENS 9th GRADE and UP and ADULTS: there are still tickets are still available for the evening event, but they are also going fast. If you'd like to attend, sign up!
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TRICK OR TREAT AT THE LIBRARY

At Brookline Village: Come visit us to get a treat! Starting 5 pm. Open to all ages and costumes encouraged.
At Coolidge Corner: Come visit us to get a treat! Starting 6 pm. Rain or Shine. Open to all ages.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Kids ideaSPACE: Eclipse Exploration

Kids ideaSPACE: Eclipse Exploration

March 6, 2024 3:00 PM @ Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

On Monday, April 8 2024 the US will experience a total solar eclipse! In Brookline, we’ll experience approximately 92% obscuration of the sun. Join us on Wednesday, March 6 in Hunneman Hall  to start preparing for the eclipse! We’ll learn what creates the conditions for a solar eclipse, create an eclipse-themed craft, and take a closer look at the sun through sunoculars and a solar telescope.

This program is for kids ages 5-9. While you’re welcome to drop-by between 3 and 4 PM, we recommend you come at 3 and stay for the duration of the program. Kids under 9 should be accompanied by an adult in Hunneman Hall.

Eclipse Exploration for Everyone

Eclipse Exploration for Everyone

March 9, 2024 2:00 PM @ Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

On Monday, April 8 2024 the US will experience a total solar eclipse! In Brookline, we’ll experience approximately 92% obscuration of the sun. Join us on Saturday, March 9 in Hunneman Hall  to start preparing for the eclipse! We’ll learn what creates the conditions for a solar eclipse, create an eclipse-themed craft, and take a closer look at the sun through sunoculars and a solar telescope.*

This program is for adults and kids of all ages. Kids under 9 should be accompanied by an adult in Hunneman Hall.

*Sunoculars and solar telescopes are designed to allow people to safely view the sun. Do not look directly at the sun with regular binoculars or telescopes.

World of Pies for Pi Day

World of Pies for Pi Day

March 14, 2024 3:30 PM @ Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

Join us for a Pi Day celebration where you can taste pies from around the world! We’ll be giving out samples of different kinds of pies from traditions all over the world, and we can debate what, exactly, makes a pie…a pie.

This event is for tweens (grades 5-7), teens (grades 8-12), and adults only!

Please note

This will be a first come, first served event Free tickets will be available starting at 3 PM at the Teen Room desk on the ground floor. You must be present to get a ticket (no holding tickets for another person) We are limited to 100 spots.

 

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THIS WEEK'S MOVIES

Midday Movies

Putterham
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WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 1
1:30-4 PM
More about Midday Movies

Movie Matinee

Coolidge Corner
Wedding Plan
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 2
Refreshments 1 PM
Screening 1:30-4 PM
More about Movie Matinee
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MEET THE STAFF

Library Assistant II at Coolidge Corner Emerald Antell

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First literary crush (author or character): Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter. (To be honest that crush never went away.)
Last song you listened to: Freedom by Beyonce (in a great #FreedomForGirls video)
Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw.
Name a word that starts with the letter Q: Quintessential.
If you could travel back in time, what period would you go to? I'm on an Outlander kick right now so probably early 18th century Scottish Highlands.
Cake or pie? Cake.
Big dogs or small dogs? ALL dogs.
Hardcover or paperback? Paperback for the sake of portability.
Fictional world or game you'd most like to visit? Skyrim.
What book would you most like to see turned into a top-notch film or miniseries? The Kingkiller Chronicles.
Favorite fictional librarian? Belle from Once Upon a Time.
Favorite Jane Austen character? Isabella Thorpe from Northanger Abbey. She's a horrible person, but she's such an entertaining character to read.
Movie or TV show you always watch when it comes on screen, no matter what: I've seen the entire Friends series about 50 times at this point, so that or any time there's a Harry Potter marathon.
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CHILDREN'S FALL PROGRAMS

Brookline Village
Countdown to Kindergarten
Last Monday of the month at 10:30 AM
Age: 4 years old (get ticket at desk)
Terrific Twos (And Threes!)
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 2 years old
Mother Goose on the Loose
Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 13 to 23 month-olds (get ticket at desk)
Stories and Crafts (Drop In)
Wednesdays at 3:30 PM
Age: 3-5 years old
Stories and Crafts (Drop In)
Thursdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 2-3 years old (get ticket at desk)
Saturday Six to Eights
Saturdays at 2:30 PM
Age: 6-8 years old
Friday Flicks (Drop In)
Fridays at 10:30 am
Age: 2 years and older. Parents and caregivers are also welcome.
Coolidge Corner
Come Play With Us
Mondays at 10:15 AM
Age: Infants-12 month-olds
Mother Goose
Tuesdays at 10:15 AM
Age: 1-2 years-old
Sing Along, Dance and Play
Wednesdays at 10:15 AM
All Ages
Putterham
Stories and Crafts
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 2-3 year-olds
Step Into Story Time
Tuesdays at 3:30 PM
Age: 3-5 year-olds
Visit the Children's Department online.
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NEXT BOOK CLUB MEETINGS


Shelf Respect Book Club

Brookline Village
WEDNESDAY November 1, 7 PM, to discuss You're Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner.

A Taste of Poetry

Brookline Village
THURSDAY November 2, Noon, to discuss Li-Young Lee.

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NEXT MONTH'S BOOK SELECTIONS

All of our book clubs are drop in. If you'd like to join us, you may pick up the next title at the Circulation Desk of the hosting library and attend the next meeting ready to discuss.
More about each book club.

Shelf Respect

Brookline Village
WEDNESDAY DEC 6
7 PM
Open to teens and adults.
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A Taste of Poetry

Brookline Village
THURSDAY DEC 7
Poet: Jorie Graham
Noon-1:30 PM
Open to adults.
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Brookline Village

Brookline Village
MONDAY NOV 13
7-8:30 PM
Open to adults.
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Read and Meet

Coolidge Corner
THURSDAY NOV 16
7 PM
Open to adults.
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Putterham

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MONDAY NOV 20
2-3:30 PM
Open to adults.
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Mystery

Brookline Village
TUESDAY NOV 21
Noon-1 PM
Open to adults.
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