Monday, May 27th 2019

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

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Brookline Porchfest

Brookline Porch Fest 2019
Brookline Village

SATURDAY, June 8 at Noon

Join us for the fourth annual Brookline Porchfest! From noon-7 PM, porches around Brookline will host a variety of musicians. And this year, Porchfest will kick off at the Public Library of Brookline with a noontime performance by the band False Pocket on the Library lawn.
Learn more about Brookline Porchfest, including a full list of porches and musicians, on the Porchfest website.The rain date for Porchfest is Saturday, June 15. Brookline Porchfest is sponsored by Arts Brookline and the Brookline Music School.

Friends of the Brookline Public Library Annual Meeting

Dana Brigham
Brookline Village

WEDNESDAY, June 5 at 7 PM

Join the Friends of the Brookline Public Library for their annual meeting, "What Book Was That?" a conversation with Dana Brigham. For 37 years, Brigham worked at the Brookline Booksmith as a general manager and co-owner. She will speak, in conversation with Lisa Gozashti, about her journey to and with the Brookline community.
The Friends will hold a brief business meeting at 6:30 PM, and Brigham's talk will begin at 7 PM. Refreshments will be served.

Learn Something New: DIY Reusable Food Storage

Reusable Food Storage MAY 29
Brookline Village

WEDNESDAY, May 29 at 6:30 PM

Looking to reduce plastic waste from your life? Come learn how to make your own reusable beeswax food wraps and reusable macrame-style shopping bags. After this class, you’ll no longer need plastic wrap, and you’ll never be more excited to bring your own reusable bag to the grocery store.

This event is part of the Learn Something New series for adults. Generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.
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Lunch & Learn: Library of Things

Lunch and Learn - Library of Things
Brookline Village

THURSDAY, May 30 at Noon

Join us for our monthly Lunch & Learn. This May, our librarian-led class focuses on our Library of Things. You provide your own lunch, and we’ll provide an overview of materials beyond books and movies that you can borrow from the Library's collection--from board games to telescopes to Wi-Fi hotspots!

Hack Your Pockets to Fit Your Phone!

Brookline Village

THURSDAY, May 30 at 3 PM and 4 PM

Pants pockets too tiny to fit anything useful? Sign up for this class and learn how to extend your pockets to fit your phone, wallet, or anything else you might want to carry! We will meet in the Ideaspace on the ground floor. Open to all tweens (grades 5-7).
Registration is required. Sign up for one of four sessions [HERE].

TGIF Afterschool Movie: Finding Nemo

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Coolidge Corner

FRIDAY, May 31 at 2:30 PM

Celebrate the end of the week by joining us for a fun children’s movie! Recommended for ages five and up.
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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).

Elie was named after T.S. Eliot because she is a practical cat. Because she often asks "Do I dare disturb?" and then knocks things over. And because she is often "Distracted from distraction by distraction." Here Elie is enjoying Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.
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