Monday, November 16th 2020

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Coping with the Holidays During COVID-19


MONDAY, November 23 at 2:30 PM

The holidays can be a stressful time, or even a mournful one. This year, the challenges of COVID-19 are adding another layer of stress and uncertainty. Join us as we talk about these challenges and share some coping strategies that can help. No matter your situation or stage of life, you’ll come away with practical tips and a new perspective.
This program is a partnership between the Brookline Senior Center, BrooklineCAN, and the Public Library of Brookline.

Join the Zoom meeting here.
Meeting ID: 870 4431 2721
Passcode: 994Ffa

To join by telephone, please dial (929) 205-6099. Enter the Meeting ID 870 4431 2721 and the passcode 462871.

ideaSPACE + Brookline First Light: Reserve Your Craft-Along Kits!

The Library is excited to participate in this year's virtual First Light with the Brookline Chamber of Commerce! To celebrate, we're offering one hundred of each of our Craft-Along and Craft-Along Jr. projects this month. Reserve yours here starting Thursday, November 19 at 7 PM, and check out all of this year's First Light hosts and activities here!


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.
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Virtual ELL Book Group

ELL Book Group

WEDNESDAY, November 19 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.

To join using your phone, please call 1-929-205-6099. Use the meeting ID 160 040 5548 and the password 43836084.

Virtual Read and Meet Book Discussion


THURSDAY, November 19 at 7 PM

Join us for a book group is designed for Millennials. This month, we'll be discussing Educated by Tara Westover – or any other books you’ve been reading lately!

Join the Zoom meeting here.
Meeting ID: 865 7544 9267
Password: H73uE2

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.
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