Monday, December 30th 2019

Hello reader!

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

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Library Closed for New Year's Day

January 2020 Closure Alert - Digital Display
All Public Library of Brookline locations will close at 5 PM on Tuesday, December 31 and remain closed Wednesday, January 1 for New Year's Day. Regular hours will resume Thursday, January 2.

Storytime Schedule

Coolidge Corner
Our storytime schedule is a little different this week. Come join us for the following special storytimes at the Coolidge Corner Library. Our full storytime calendar can be found here.
  • Playspace (for ages 5 and younger), Tuesday, December 31 at 10:15 AM
  • Japanese Storytime (for ages 5 and younger), Friday, January 3 at 10 AM
  • Taiwanese Storytime (for ages 5 and younger), Friday, January 3 at 3:30 PM

Author Talk: Brigid Kemmerer in conversation with Jodi Picoult

Author Talk Brigid Kemmerer
Coolidge Corner

SATURDAY, January 11 at 2:30 PM

Bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer will discuss her newest young adult novel – A Heart So Fierce and Broken, book two in the Cursebreakers Series – in conversation with Jodi Picoult. Following the discussion, Kemmerer will be available to sign books.
Fans of the Cursebreakers series are welcome to dress in costume. This program is in partnership with the Brookline Booksmith.
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Hot Cocoa Mason Jar Making

Coolidge Corner

FRIDAY, January 3 at 2:30 PM

Brrr, it’s cold outside! Come to the library to make the perfect portable winter remedy: delicious hot chocolate mix, ready to go wherever you are. This event if for tweens in grades 5-7 only. Limited to the first 12 attendees. Generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

English Club

English Club Final
Brookline Village

FRIDAYS, starting January 10, at 10:30 AM

Come practice English at the Library! This drop-in program is open to adult English language learners of all levels. We will play games, learn about Library resources, read poetry, and explore the mysteries of the English language as a group. The English Club meets every Friday, starting January 10, in the Brookline Village Commons.
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WEDNESDAY, January 1

1:30 PM

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Coolidge Corner
THURSDAY, January 2

1 PM refreshments
1:30 PM film

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Exhibit: Turkish Spoon Collection

On view at the Coolidge Corner Library, January 2-30, 2020: Turkish Spoons from the collection of Nicholas Johnson. View about 40 vintage spoons with carved, painted, and stamped decoration. Some spoons feature calligraphy, with quotations from the Koran or from Rumi. Others are painted with scenes from noteworthy places, where they were sold as souvenirs.
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