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Sunday, January 17th 2021

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Library Survey

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This has been an unprecedented year, and we are working hard to serve our community as best we can. As we continue to plan our programs and services, we want to hear from you! Please take a moment to fill out this short survey to give your feedback on library programs and resources.

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Picture Book Surprise!

Picture Book Bundles 2020 with Start Date
We are excited to announce our new Picture Book Surprise service! Starting today, you will be able to pick up a surprise bundle of 10 picture books and board books from any of our libraries. No reservations necessary! Simply visit a Public Library of Brookline location during operating hours and ask at the desk for a Picture Book Surprise bundle. This service is perfect for families who are looking for a fresh stack of books to read with their 0-5 year-olds!

Book Donations

Beginning today, the Putterham and Coolidge Corner locations of the Public Library of Brookline will be once again accepting book donations. To make a donation, just place the items you are donating into the book drops at either location. At this time, please do not donate magazines, textbooks, or encyclopedias. You can still donate books at the Brookline Village Library by leaving your donation on the loading dock off School Street. For updated information on donating materials to the library, please visit our website.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Spooky Stories to Tell in the Library

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MONDAY, October 26 - THURSDAY October 29 at 6:30 PM

Looking for something spooky to celebrate the week before Halloween? Join our youth services librarians around the virtual campfire as they tell stories that will scare your socks off. Monday through Thursday, the week before Halloween, we’ll be telling different types of spooky stories, and invite you to share your own stories as well! This program is appropriate for children ages 9 and older.

Monday: Monster Night
Tuesday: Haunted House Night
Wednesday: Undead Night
Thursday: Folktale Night

To join Zoom meeting click here!
Meeting ID: 161-596-0478
Password: ^Q6Qs3=B

Animal Crossing Halloween Trick or Treat

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WEDNESDAY, October 28, 7-9 PM

Animal Crossing players: join us on library island inside the Nintendo Switch game Animal Crossing for treats, a spooky obstacle course, and a pumpkin hunt! Make sure to bring your candy to trade for some early Halloween treats, and wear your favorite Halloween costume.

To visit us during the festivities, please sign up for text alerts. Text @brklibAC to 81010 to sign up to receive the dodo codes on your phone. All texts will be sent via Remind and phone numbers will be kept confidential.

During the two hour period, we ask that players are mindful of how long they stay — we want to make sure as many players as possible can visit! Remember, if you can’t fly in at first try, wait a minute and try again. We’re looking forward to seeing you on BRKLib island!

Of Politics and Pandemics: Songs of a Russian Immigrant

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THURSDAY, October 29, at 7 PM

Join us for a book launch with Maxim D. Shrayer, award-winning author and professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies at Boston College, and his daughter, Tatiana Rebecca Shrayer, winner of a Stone Soup book contest and a student at the Driscoll School in Brookline.

In his forthcoming book of interconnected poems, Maxim D. Shrayer explores the impact of election-year politics and COVID-19 on American society. Written in the vibrant voice of his collection of novellas, A Russian Immigrant and employing a rich variety of poetic forms, Of Politics and Pandemics delivers a translingual poetic manifesto of despair, hope, love, and loss. Professor Shrayer will be joined by his daughter, Tatiana Rebecca Shrayer, author of the debut poetry collection Searching for Bow and Arrows, which explores the weight of one’s own personal, familial history as well as the history of politics and identity.

This event will be presented via Zoom. A link will be emailed to all RSVPs 48 hours in advance of the event. Please register here.
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