Monday, November 2nd 2020

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

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Expanded Hours

Beginning today, the Library will be offering expanded hours for contactless pickup. Our new hours are:

Brookline Village
Monday-Thursday: 9:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Friday-Saturday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Coolidge Corner
Monday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Monday: 9:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

All locations will remain closed on Sundays. The Library will continue to offer Reference services via phone, email, and chat Monday – Thursday 9 AM – 9 PM and Friday 9 AM – 5 PM.

Picture Book Surprise!

Picture Book Bundles 2020 with Start Date
We are excited to announce our new Picture Book Surprise service! You can now borrow 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. We'll check out 10 books for you; normal loan periods apply. This service is perfect for families who are looking for a fresh stack of books to read with their 0-5 year-olds!

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.

Take the Survey!

Museum Passes

We are pleased to announce that the Library is now offering museum passes again. Brookline residents can reserve a pass for discounted museum admission on our website or by calling the Library at 617-730-2370 ext. 3. While not all museums are open or accepting passes, we are glad to provide passes to those that are. Please note that many museums also require advance tickets, so be sure to read through the pass reservation page or the museum website.
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Virtual English Conversation Group



Starting November 4, the Brookline Conversation Group will add a new conversation session. Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:45 PM, small groups will meet on Zoom to practice English conversation. Participants can join on Thursday mornings 10:30-11:45 AM or Wednesday evenings or both. Dedicated volunteers guide the groups in discussions of things of interest in Brookline and the wider world. If you already enjoy the Brookline Conversation Group, please tell your friends.

To sign up, please email: Please indicate which days you would like to participate. You will receive an email with the Zoom link.

This program is free thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.

Teen Stress Less Kits: November Toybox

DRAFT Teen Stress Less Kit Social 2020
We know that you all miss being able to hang out and relax in the library. That’s why we’ve created Teen Stress Less Kits – complete with everything you need to take a break from screens, complete a relaxing project, and have fun. This month's kit includes supplies to make a fidget toy.

Reserve your Teen Stress Less Kit (for teens grades 8-12) here on Eventbrite – beginning Thursday, November 5 at 7 PM. We’ll put your kit on the holdshelf for two weeks, starting Monday, November 9. Just swing by the Library any time during open hours to pick them up! Check out our website for additional instructions and details on our Zoom demo session.

Virtual Midday Monday Mystery Book Club


MONDAY, November 9, at 12:30 PM

Join us the second Monday of the month from 12:30-1:30 PM. This month, we'll be discussing The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny. New members are always welcome!

To join the Zoom meeting, click here!
Meeting ID: 818 9066 6773
Password: gJRm3j

To join us using a landline, please call (929) 205-6099. Enter the meeting ID 834 8683 7168 and the passcode 767154.
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