Monday, November 9th 2020

Hello reader!

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

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Library Closed for Veterans Day

All Public Library of Brookline locations will be closed Wednesday, November 11 for Veterans Day. Regular hours for contactless pickup and remote reference services will resume Thursday, November 12.


Need a computer? The Library now has a collection of Chromebooks that can be checked out for two-week loans! A Chromebook is a simple laptop computer that lets you browse the internet, participate in web conferences/video meetings, do word processing, and more – all you need is a WiFi connection. Chromebooks can be checked out from all three Brookline Library locations and must be returned to their owning location. You can request a Chromebook through our catalog.

Information for Educators

FINAL YS Educator Resource Page social media post November 2020
Calling ateachers, parents, and educators! The Youth Services team has put together a one-stop-shop for all your library questions, such as, "How can I get library cards for my class?" and "How can I request books for my students?" You can even request a virtual visit with us! For all of this information and more, check out our website.

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!

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Virtual English Conversation Group



The Brookline Conversation Group has added 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 the group 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.

Virtual Family Singalong


TUESDAY, November 17 at 10:30 AM

Sing, dance, and play virtually! Ages 5 and under. Join us on Facebook Live, here.

Virtual ELL Book Group

ELL Book Group

WEDNESDAY, November 18 at 1 PM

Join librarians Cailey and Lauren to practice your English language skills as we read or listen to materials in English and gather online for virtual discussion. This group is open to all English Language Learners but will be geared towards intermediate and advanced speakers. This month, we'll be discussing the short story Pockets, by Amal El-Mohtar.

Join the Zoom Meeting!
Meeting ID: 160 040 5548
Password: English1.
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