Monday, September 6th 2021

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Delayed Opening September 9

All Public Library of Brookline locations will open at noon on Thursday, September 9, due to staff development.

Virtual Screening of Stephano: The True Story of Shakespeare’s Shipwreck

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MONDAY, September 13 at 6:30 PM

The Brookline Interactive Group and the Public Library of Brookline present a joint broadcast of Stephano: The True Story of Shakespeare’s Shipwreck, followed by an interactive Q&A with Emmy-nominated filmmaker Andrew Giles Buckley. The film and Q&A will air on BIG’s television, Facebook, and YouTube channels.

The 90-minute film follows the story of Stephen Hopkins, the only Mayflower passenger who had been to North America previously. A decade earlier, Hopkins had been aboard a Jamestown-bound ship that wrecked on Bermuda, inspiring Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest. Buckley, a Hopkins descendant, grew up hearing stories that New Plymouth’s iconoclast tavern keeper may have been the model of The Tempest’s drunken and mutinous Stephano. Shot on location, Buckley and the intrepid Hit and Run History crew retrace Hopkins’ life crisscrossing the Atlantic.

Watch the trailer here!

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
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Fall Storytimes

Fall Storytimes
Have you heard about our fall storytime lineup? Starting Tuesday, September 7, there will be weekly virtual storytimes on Zoom on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 AM. We'll also continue our monthly World Language Storytimes on Zoom! All Zoom storytimes require registration, so visit our events calendar for details!
Storytime At Home is back! Register for this program on Eventbrite to access new, weekly storytime videos that you can watch when your schedule allows. Interested in a Storytime Kit? Simply ask at the Children's Desk at any location. Learn more here!

Virtual ELL Book Group

ELL Book Group

WEDNESDAY, September 8 at 2 PM

Practice your English language skills as we read or listen to materials in English and gather online for virtual discussion. This group is open to all English Language Learners but will be geared towards intermediate and advanced speakers. This month, we will be discussing the podcast: Tower Of Babble: Nonnative Speakers Navigate The World Of ‘Good’ And ‘Bad’ English.

Sign up for the ELL Book Group here!
If you will be calling into the meeting over the phone, you can also register by calling the Library at 617-730-2370.

Virtual Dungeons and Dragons

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FRIDAY, September 10 at 2:30 PM

Join us for D&D every other Friday – virtually! All participants will need free accounts on,, and Discord. If you are new to the game, please set up your accounts on,, and Discord before your first session.

Limit to 10 participants per session. For tweens in grades 5-8 only.
Learn more and sign up here!

Thank You!

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Thank you to everyone for participating in our Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program this year! We hope you enjoyed some great books, as well as putting together your fabulous Lib-Buddies. We had a blast seeing all of your buddies at our photoshoot too - here is Leo's Lib-Buddy in our Under the Sea scene!
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