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Tuesday, October 3rd 2017

Good morning reader!

Read on for what's happening at the library this week.
  • Join us this Thursday for the Fierce Reads YA author tour
  • Groove at our Vinyl Launch Party with tunes from DJ Jesse Kaminsky
  • Return to Hogwarts at the Library - now bigger and more magical!
  • Visit with Kazu Kibuishi, the creator of the epic Amulet graphic novel series
  • This week's movie and book club selections
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PLEASE NOTE

All locations will be closed this coming Monday, October 9 for Columbus Day.
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NOTES FROM THE LIBRARY

Triwizard Tournament
Return to Hogwarts with us again this fall for our second annual Harry Potter event.
This November, enter as a champion in the Triwizard Tournament. This library-wide competition, generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library and graciously supported by the Trustees, will be bring muggles and wizards together. Activities will extend over the entire day of Sunday, November 5.
Families and kids up to 8th grade are invited to join us between 2-4 PM for their chance to compete in the Triwizard Tournament. Teens in 9th grade up through adults are invited to join us in the evening between 6:30-8:30 PM.
Free registration will begin on Friday October 20 at 6 PM through Eventbrite -- look for the links to register soon!
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UPCOMING EVENTS


Let’s Get Sewing: Mini Emoji Pillows

Let’s Get Sewing: Mini Emoji Pillows

March 1, 2024 2:00 PM @ Brookline Village - The Rabbit Hole

Join Zahirah Nur Truth of ZNT Arts in this fun, interactive hand sewing workshop to create Mini Emoji Pillows! Tweens will learn a bit about the history of sewing in diverse cultures and talk about how hand sewing was used to tell stories and share feelings, all while creating their very own pillow to bring home.

This program is limited to 15 participants and requires registration.  Please register here. For tweens grades 5-7 only.

Women in World Jazz Concert: A Tribute to Women Composers

Women in World Jazz Concert: A Tribute to Women Composers

March 2, 2024 2:00 PM @ Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

The Library is kicking off Women’s History Month with a concert by Women in World Jazz! Adults and kids of all ages are invited to join us for this program, which will feature music by women composers from around the world.

Women in World Jazz, a performing 5 piece ensemble, was founded by Tal Shalom-Kobi in 2015. Women in World Jazz aims to expose audiences to different cultures through music, with a variety of music backgrounds including jazz, folk, pop, rock, and blues.

WIWJ director and Berklee College of Music faculty, Tal Shalom-Kobi, has been active in the music history arena for the past 20 years, researching and performing music written by women from the USA and around the world. The group Women in World Jazz features world music composed by women composers and lyricists past and present. From USA Blues and Jazz styles, the group ventures to Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East to celebrate the diversity and power of creativity.

Women In World Jazz brings together women of different nationalities with extensive experience in performance and education. The music is easy to relate to, diverse, and engaging. All members of the group are accomplished musicians playing a variety of music ranging from jazz to world. Learn more about the group and its members on their website!

Kids ideaSPACE: Eclipse Exploration

Kids ideaSPACE: Eclipse Exploration

March 6, 2024 3:00 PM @ Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

On Monday, April 8 2024 the US will experience a total solar eclipse! In Brookline, we’ll experience approximately 92% obscuration of the sun. Join us on Wednesday, March 6 in Hunneman Hall  to start preparing for the eclipse! We’ll learn what creates the conditions for a solar eclipse, create an eclipse-themed craft, and take a closer look at the sun through sunoculars and a solar telescope.

This program is for kids ages 5-9. While you’re welcome to drop-by between 3 and 4 PM, we recommend you come at 3 and stay for the duration of the program. Kids under 9 should be accompanied by an adult in Hunneman Hall.

Eclipse Exploration for Everyone

Eclipse Exploration for Everyone

March 9, 2024 2:00 PM @ Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

On Monday, April 8 2024 the US will experience a total solar eclipse! In Brookline, we’ll experience approximately 92% obscuration of the sun. Join us on Saturday, March 9 in Hunneman Hall  to start preparing for the eclipse! We’ll learn what creates the conditions for a solar eclipse, create an eclipse-themed craft, and take a closer look at the sun through sunoculars and a solar telescope.*

This program is for adults and kids of all ages. Kids under 9 should be accompanied by an adult in Hunneman Hall.

*Sunoculars and solar telescopes are designed to allow people to safely view the sun. Do not look directly at the sun with regular binoculars or telescopes.

World of Pies for Pi Day

World of Pies for Pi Day

March 14, 2024 3:30 PM @ Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

Join us for a Pi Day celebration where you can taste pies from around the world! We’ll be giving out samples of different kinds of pies from traditions all over the world, and we can debate what, exactly, makes a pie…a pie.

This event is for tweens (grades 5-7), teens (grades 8-12), and adults only!

Please note

This will be a first come, first served event Free tickets will be available starting at 3 PM at the Teen Room desk on the ground floor. You must be present to get a ticket (no holding tickets for another person) We are limited to 100 spots.

 

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THIS WEEK'S MOVIES

Midday Movies

Putterham
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WEDNESDAY OCT 4
1:30-4 PM
More about Midday Movies

Movie Matinee

Coolidge Corner
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THURSDAY OCT 5
Refreshments 1 PM
Screening 1:30-4 PM
More about Movie Matinee
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TAKE OUR SURVEY

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The Public Library of Brookline is looking to expand our iPad lending program and would like your input. We currently loan out iPads at the Putterham Library that come loaded up with accessibility apps and augmentative and alternative communication tools. This survey will help us to determine what kinds of apps and accessibility tools would most improve our patrons’ experiences at the Library.
Take the survey here!
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EXHIBITS

Brookline Village
The Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts has installed an exhibit of Chinese brush paintings and calligraphy in Hunneman Hall at the Brookline Village Library that will be on view through November 14. There will be two special programs in the hall on Saturday October 14 and 21 from 1-4 PM when brush painting demonstrations will be given, followed by young adults playing traditional Chinese instruments.

Further there is a wonderful display of miniature books at both the Coolidge Corner and Brookline Village Libraries.
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CHILDREN'S FALL PROGRAMS

Brookline Village
Countdown to Kindergarten
Last Monday of the month at 10:30 AM
Age: 4 years old (get ticket at desk)
Terrific Twos (And Threes!
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 2 years old
Mother Goose on the Loose
Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 13 to 23 month-olds (get ticket at desk)
Stories and Crafts (Drop In)
Wednesdays at 3: 30 PM
Age: 3-5 years old
Stories and Crafts (Drop In)
Thursdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 2-3 years old (get ticket at desk)
Saturday Six to Eights
Saturdays at 2:30 PM
Age: 6-8 years old
Friday Flicks (Drop In)
Fridays at 10:30 am
Age: 2 years and older. Parents and caregivers are also welcome.
Coolidge Corner
Come Play With Us
Mondays at 10:15 AM
Age: Infants-12-month-olds
Mother Goose
Tuesdays at 10:15 AM
Age: 1-2 years old
Sing Along, Dance and Play
Wednesdays at 10:15 AM
All Ages
Putterham
Stories and Crafts
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 2-3 year olds
Step Into Story Time
Tuesdays at 3:30 PM
Age: 3-5 year olds
Visit the Children's Department online.
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NEXT BOOK CLUB MEETINGS

A Taste of Poetry

Brookline Village
THURSDAY October 5, Noon, to discuss Linda Hogan.

Shelf Respect Teen Literature Book Club

Brookline Village
WEDNESDAY October 11, 7 PM, to discuss The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff. Please note this meeting will be in our Trustees Room.

NEXT MONTH'S BOOK SELECTIONS

All of our book clubs are drop in. If you'd like to join us, you may pick up the next title at the Circulation Desk of the hosting library and attend the next meeting ready to discuss.
More about each book club.

Shelf Respect

Brookline Village
WEDNESDAY NOV 1
7 PM
Open to teens and adults.
YoureWelcomeUniverse

A Taste of Poetry

Brookline Village
THURSDAY NOV 2
Poet: Li-Young Lee
Noon-1:30 PM
Open to adults.
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Brookline Village

Brookline Village
MONDAY NOV 6*
7-8:30 PM
Open to adults. *Date may change.
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Read and Meet

Coolidge Corner
THURSDAY NOV 16
7 PM
Open to adults.
WhenBreathBecomesAir

Putterham

Putterham
MONDAY NOV 20
2-3:30 PM
Open to adults.
LaRose

Mystery

Brookline Village
TUESDAY NOV 21
Noon-1 PM
Open to adults.
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