Monday, November 23rd 2020

Hello reader!

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

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Library Closed for Thanksgiving

All Public Library of Brookline locations will be closed Thursday, November 26 for Thanksgiving. Library services will resume Friday, November 27.

100 Books Before... Reading Recommendations

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Teens and tweens, are you taking part in our 100 Books Before... challenges? Our multi-year, personal reading challenges invite middle school and high school students to read and log 100 books for fun perks including monthly raffles, a grand prize upon completion, and major bragging rights! And if you're looking for books to read for your challenge, you're in luck!

Our teen and tween librarians have created two recommendation lists, one for the 100 Books Before High School challenge, and one for the 100 Books Before Graduation challenge. These are not required titles--instead, we each created lists in a range of genre and plot categories that we highly recommend as engaging, fun reads.

Check out our recommended reads 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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Brookline First Light


December 3 - December 10

The Library is excited to participate in this year's virtual First Light with the Brookline Chamber of Commerce! For a week, starting on December 3 at 5:30 PM, you can visit the First Light website to navigate an interactive map and "visit" local organizations. Join us and more than 25 local businesses for exciting, behind-the-scenes offerings. From tutorials to DIY crafts to performances, there's something for everyone, and all ages, to enjoy.

At the Library, we're celebrating with cozy winter crafts through our Craft-Along and Craft-Along Jr. kits. Sign up for a kit, or craft along with your own supplies - we'll be posting crafting tutorials on our YouTube channel.

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 Gentle Chair Yoga with Keith Beasley

Chair Yoga

FRIDAYS at 10:30 AM

Join us for a Gentle Yoga class with Keith Beasley Friday mornings from 10:30-11:30 AM. The class is designed for those seeking improved strength, flexibility, and balance with gentle movements and gently performed yoga postures. The class will be done seated in a chair with some optional standing.

Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
Password: yoga

Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.
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