Monday, August 31st 2020

Hello reader!

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

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100 Books Before... Challenges

DRAFT 100 Books Combo Banner August 2020
Coming Soon: We are excited to announce that we will soon be launching two new programs for middle and high school students: 100 Books Before High School (for grades 6-8) and 100 Books Before Graduation (for grades 9-12). Tweens and teens will have the opportunity to read 100 books of their choice and enjoy fun perks, such as monthly raffles, a grand prize upon completion, expert book recommendations from our Tween and Teen Librarians, and major bragging rights!

For more information, visit our website at or come chat with us at our virtual info session on Wednesday, September 23 at 4 PM. These programs will officially begin at the end of September, so please stay tuned for more details!

Library Services

The Library continues to offer contactless pickup. And now, when your items are ready for pickup, you can stop by any time during library hours--no appointment necessary! For a full description of contactless pickup and operating hours, please visit our website. We also continue to provide digital collections; virtual programs; and phone, email, and chat reference services.

We hear that you all miss being able to browse our shelves. Now you can browse new materials on our website! Explore new titles for all ages here.

Library Closed for Labor Day

All Public Library of Brookline locations will be closed Monday, September 7 for Labor Day. Regular hours for Library services--including contactless pickup and reference services--will resume Tuesday, September 8.
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Virtual Taiwanese Storytime


FRIDAY, September 4 at 10:30 AM

Join us for virtual stories and songs in Taiwanese. Ages five and under.

To join the program via Zoom, click here!
Password: 0LYK9P
To watch the Facebook livestream, click here.

登入網址 0LYK9P

Virtual Boabom Series: Self Defense


WEDNESDAYS, September 9, 16, and 23 at 7 PM

Learn basic self defense techniques in a fun, positive class. Based in Boabom, a Tibetan system of self-defense, relaxation, and meditation, this class will teach you a variety of simple but effective ways to remain calm in a tense situation and defend yourself should you need to. You will also learn some fundamental breathing and stretching, along with techniques to evade, escape, and defend yourself.

All you need to participate are comfortable clothes that you can move around in, enough space to stretch your arms fully, and be able to take a couple of steps. No prior experience is required. All are welcome! This class will be taught by Yemado, Director of the Boston School of Boabom.

Register here!

Generously sponsored by a grant from the Brookline Community Foundation.

Virtual Queer Film Club


THURSDAY, September 10 at 6:30 PM

This club is for all the film nerds out there looking to meet others in the LGBTQ+ community, make friends, and explore queer cinema. We meet online every second Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM to watch films as a group and discuss afterwards. Please email Becca at if you have any questions, or if you would like to attend the next virtual club.

Virtual Girls Who Code Meet and Greet

DRAFT Girls Who Code 2020 September Ad

WEDNESDAY, September 16 at 6:30 PM

Join us to find out more about Girls Who Code at the Public Library of Brookline - coming to you via Zoom this fall! This meet and greet is for anyone who is curious about how the clubs work and would like to get to know this year’s facilitators. You do not have to attend this meet and greet to be a part of this year’s club, but we’re here to answer any questions and explain more about what Girls Who Code offers.

This year our club meetings will be held on Wednesdays starting September 23 at 6:30 PM through Zoom. The club regularly meets on Wednesdays between September and June 2021, with breaks during school vacations.

This club is open to girls in grades 5 to 12.

To join the program via Zoom, click here!
Meeting ID: 895 1320 1146
Passcode: w6Qc0L
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