Monday, May 6th 2019

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An Evening with Dan Brown

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WEDNESDAY, May 15 at 7:30 PM

From The Da Vinci Code to his latest blockbuster, Origin, Dan Brown is one of the most celebrated writers of our time. On Wednesday, May 15, he will visit Brookline High School to talk about his career, his novels, and his love of libraries.
The Trustees of the Public Library of Brookline are pleased to sponsor An Evening with Dan Brown, which is free and open to the public. This event is hosted by Hank Phillippi Ryan, bestselling author and award winning journalist. Brown will speak in Brookline High School’s Auditorium, at 115 Greenough Street, at 7:30 PM. Doors will open at 7 PM; seating is limited. Signed copies of Brown’s latest book, Origin, will be available for purchase courtesy of the Brookline Booksmith.

Intro to HTML & CSS

Brookline Village

SATURDAYS, May 11 and 18 at 2 PM

Let’s build a website! Learn to build your very own website using HTML and CSS in this two-part class. On Saturday, May 11 we will review the basics of HTML and get you started with your very own webpage. Return on Saturday, May 19 for an in-depth class about making your website look stellar with the basics of CSS.
This event is part of the Ideaspace at the Public Library of Brookline. We provide the laptops — all you need to bring is your eagerness to learn and have fun!

Tee Off at the Library

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Brookline Village


Join us for a day of mini-golf, quests, dragons, food, and drinks! Our annual Tee Off at the Library mini-golf event takes place on June 15, and tickets are available now. We'll have an all-ages event from noon-4 PM and an adult (21+) event from 6-9 PM. At this year's Ye Olde Tee Off, there will be fencing demonstrations, archery (with suction-cup arrows), a green screen photo booth, and much more!
Get tickets for Tee Off in the afternoon for all ages
Get tickets for Tee Off in the evening for adults 21+
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Queer Film Club

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THURSDAY, May 9 at 6:30 PM

This club is for all the film nerds out there looking to meet others in the LGBTQ+ community, make friends, and explore queer cinema. We meet every second Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM at Hops N Scotch in Coolidge Corner to discuss our movie of the month and hang out. Similar to a book club, DVD copies of the films are held at the Circulation Desk at the Brookline Village Library for you to pick up and watch on your own time. May’s film is the Norwegian supernatural thriller, Thelma (2017).

Matt Heaton: Family Singalong

Matt Heaton
Coolidge Corner

SATURDAY, May 11 at 10:30 AM

Join toddlerbilly musician Matt Heaton for an all-ages singalong at Brookline Village! Come sing and dance with us at 10:30 AM in Hunneman Hall.

Learn Something New: Introduction to Ballroom Dancing with Jim Spellman

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SATURDAY, May 11 at 2 PM

Ever dreamed about dancing like the stars? Now is your chance. Join us in learning the steps to all your favorite ballroom dances. No partner necessary. This program is drop in. Adults only.

This program is part of the Learn Something New series for adults. Generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.
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1:30 PM

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Coolidge Corner

1 PM refreshments
1:30 PM film

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National Pet Month

May is National Pet Month, so we're sharing recommendations from staff pets (and their humans).

Legend is rereading the Song of Ice and Fire series in honor of the new season of Game of Thrones. He is impatiently waiting for the sixth book to come out and wishes George R.R. Martin would hurry it up!
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