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Sunday, January 17th 2021

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Read on for what's happening at the library this week.
  • We want your suggestions for our upcoming Brookline Eats event series. Fill out our survey.
  • Our Brookline Village Early Release movie tomorrow starts at 1:30 PM: Trolls.
  • Check out our two new book clubs at our Coolidge Corner Library, one featuring mysteries and the other featuring award winners.
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PLEASE NOTE

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The Friends holiday sale has a lot to offer on the first floor at the Brookline Village Library. An array of tempting titles is still available. You never know exactly what you'll find, but you're sure to find the perfect gift. You can't beat the prices, and you'll be supporting the Friends of the Library.
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Brookline Eats

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We're working on an exciting series of programs for spring exploring the cross section of cuisine and culture here in Brookline. We want to hear from you about what you'd like to see be a part of this series. We will also be collecting recipes to create a community cookbook. Tell us what you would like to see (and smell and taste).
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JOIN US FOR TWO NEW BOOK CLUBS

Mid-day Monday Mystery

Coolidge Corner
Magpie Murders
MONDAY JANUARY 8
12:30-1:30 PM
A mystery book group at the Coolidge Corner Library. Meets on the second Monday of every month.

And the Award Goes To...

Coolidge Corner
Tinkers
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 17
2-3 PM
A book group that discusses award-winning books from the National Book Award to the Pulitzer Prize and more. Meets on the third Wednesday of every month.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

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THIS WEEK'S MOVIES

Midday Movies

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Book of Henry
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 6
1:30-4 PM
More about Midday Movies

Movie Matinee

Coolidge Corner
Glass Castle
THURSDAY DECEMBER 14
Refreshments 1 PM
Screening 1:30-4 PM
More about Movie Matinee
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MEET THE STAFF

Library Assistant at Brookline Village Abbey Stephens

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First literary crush (author or character): Ron Weasley.
Last song you listened to: September - Earth, Wind & Fire.
Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff.
Name a word that starts with the letter Q: Quack.
Movie or TV show you always watch when it comes on screen, no matter what: That 70s Show.
If you could travel back in time, what period would you go to? The 1950s.
Cake or pie? Cake.
Big dogs or small dogs? Small dogs.
Hardcover or paperback? Hardcover.
Fictional world or game you'd most like to visit? The world in The Magicians by Lev Grossman.
What book would you most like to see turned into a top-notch film or miniseries? Wool - Hugh Howey.
Favorite fictional librarian? Mr. Lemoncello (from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein).
Favorite fictional detective? Sammy Keyes.
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VIDEO GAME DESIGN WORKSHOP

Brookline Village
THURSDAY December 14, 3:00 PM
SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE!
Go from gamer to designer with this one-time workshop from Empow Studios.
Kids love playing video games, but they have even more fun playing games they and their friends design! Video Game Design encompasses storytelling, pixel art, and object-oriented programming, all through a user-friendly, 2D game design platform.
Register on the event listing. Children in grades 3-6 welcome.

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
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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

Mystery Book Group

Brookline Village
TUESDAY December 19, Noon, to discuss Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood.

Read and Meet Book Group

Coolidge Corner
WEDNESDAY December 21 7 PM, to discuss The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clarke.
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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.

A Taste of Poetry

Brookline Village
THURSDAY JAN 4
Poet: Avrom Sutzkever
Noon-1:30 PM
Open to adults.
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Mid-day Monday Mystery

Coolidge Corner
MONDAY JAN 8
12:30-1:30 PM
Open to adults.
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Afternoon

Brookline Village
MONDAY JAN 8
2:15-1:30 PM
Open to adults.
NoiseofTime

Brookline Village

Brookline Village
MONDAY JAN 8
7-8:30 PM
Open to adults.
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Shelf Respect

Brookline Village
WEDNESDAY JAN 10
7 PM
Open to teens and adults.
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Mystery

Brookline Village
TUESDAY JAN 16
Noon-1 PM
Open to adults.
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And the Award Goes To...

Coolidge Corner
WEDNESDAY JAN 17
2-3 PM
Open to adults.
Tinkers

Read and Meet

Coolidge Corner
THURSDAY JAN 18
7 PM
Open to adults.
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Putterham

Putterham
MONDAY JAN 22
2-3:30 PM
Open to adults.
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