Monday, September 20th 2021

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Commonwealth Watch Party and Conversation: Isabel Wilkerson

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WEDNESDAY, September 22 at 7 PM

On September 22, 2021, at 7:00 PM, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Massachusetts Center for the Book, and libraries across the Commonwealth will be hosting a statewide Watch Party and Conversation in collaboration with the Library of Congress and National Book Festival 2021.

The event features Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson, author of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, in a video recorded for National Book Festival discussing the book.

After the video, there will be a conversation facilitated by former Massachusetts Representative and legendary civil rights advocate Byron Rushing, a strong library advocate, & Professor Roopika Risam, noted scholar in Public Humanities and African Diaspora and Indigenous Studies at Salem State University and recipient of the first Civil Liberties Champion Award from Massachusetts Library Association.

Register for the event here!

You may participate fully in this conversation without having read Caste in its entirety. For background, you may wish to consult these resources, compiled by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Latinx Heritage Month

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Latinx Heritage Month is September 15 – October 15! We’re celebrating with a digital book display highlighting works by Latinx creators for readers of all ages. Every item is available through the Minuteman Library Network – all you need is your library card!

Check out our digital display!

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线上贺中秋 – Virtual Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration

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Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with us! Here’s how it works:
  • Beginning Tuesday, September 14, drop by any of our three libraries to share what you love about Mid-Autumn on our harvest moon bulletin boards.
  • Beginning Tuesday, September 21, drop by any of our three libraries to pick up your Mid-Autumn craft kit for ages 5-9. While you're outside, enjoy playing the Mid-Autumn riddle game displayed on our Children's Room windows!
  • Also on Tuesday, September 21, we’ll reveal our Mid-Autumn Festival video playlist on YouTube, including Play-Doh mooncake and lantern craft demonstrations, and more!
On Friday, October 1, we will announce our riddle game winners. Winners will get their choice of a staff-decorated lantern or another special treat!

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation and the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.

Girls Who Code

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Starting WEDNESDAY, September 22 at 6:30 PM

Join this year's Girls Who Code club! Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st-century opportunities. We are hosting this year’s club for girls ages 10 up through 18 (grades 5 to 12). This year’s club starts Wednesday, September 22 at 6:30 PM on Zoom. You will need to sign up for Girls Who Code through Girls Who Code HQ and register for our Zoom sessions. Click here for full details and registration links.
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Each week the Library holds many regularly occurring programs for adults and kids of all ages. Check out what's happening this week – and click on the links for more information and sign-ups!


FINAL Library Dragon Name Announcement Aug 2021
After over 430 suggestions and a robust selection process, we are so excited to announce the name of our big blue dragon! It was tough to decide on only one name, so we thought: why have only one name when you can have four?

Introducing... Sapphire "Washing Machine" Eat!, the Scholarly Dragon. Thanks to everyone who was inspired by our nameless blue friend and brainstormed such an outstanding variety of clever and fun names. Sapphire is now in hibernation, but will return for library visits in the future.
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