Monday, October 4th 2021

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Read on for what's happening at the library.

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Library Closed for Indigenous Peoples Day

All Public Library of Brookline locations will be closed Monday, October 11 for Indigenous Peoples Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, October 12.

Virtual Gentle Chair Yoga with Keith Beasley


FRIDAYS at 10:30 AM

Gentle Chair Yoga returns for weekly sessions starting this Friday, October 8! This class is designed for those seeking improved strength, flexibility, and balance with gentle movements and gently performed yoga postures. The class will be done seated in a chair with some optional standing.

Register for Gentle Yoga here!

When you sign up, you will be sent the Zoom link, Meeting ID, and password. After you join and enter the password, you’ll be placed in a waiting room and accepted into the meeting at 10:30 AM. Live sessions of Gentle Yoga will be held on Zoom only (not streamed to Facebook), and recordings will be posted to the Library's YouTube channel.

Please note there will be no Yoga on October 21, November 19, or December 17.
This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.

Children's and Teen Display Cases Are Open!

FINAL teen and children's display cases
Our display cases in the Children's Room at the Brookline Village Library are now open again! And we have a brand new display case for the Teen Room. Do you have a child or teen who would like to display their collection at the Library? Sign up here for kids, and sign up here for teens. Make sure to stop by the ground floor at the Brookline Village Library to check out these amazing collections.
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Tween/Teen Virtual Board Game Cafe: 7 Wonders


WEDNESDAY, October 6 at 4 PM

Learn a new board game from the Public Library of Brookline collection – virtually! we’ll be learning and playing the award winning game, 7 Wonders.

All participants will need to set up free accounts on Board Game Arena and Discord before the game begins. While players can use any device to play, a computer with speakers and microphone is a plus. All players can also participate through text. Because we’re all learning a board game together, we ask attendees to log in as close to the start of the game as possible.

Players will receive an email on the day of the program inviting them to the game. Players can take a look at the instructions HERE, but knowledge of the game is not required.

This game is limited to six players, teens and tweens grades 5-12. Registration via Eventbrite is required. Sign up here.

Virtual Taiji Qigong

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Starting WEDNESDAY, October 13 at 10:30 AM

This series of 10 classes will introduce a breathing and movement practice called Taiji Qigong 18 Forms. This set, developed by Professor Lin Hou Sheng, is made up of a combination of movements from Taiji Chuan (Tai Chi) and Qigong breathing and movements. All classes are drop-in, so you can attend any or all sessions.

When done regularly, this set has been shown to promote relaxation. It is simple to learn and the moves can be adapted to suit the needs of the individual. We will also work with various auxiliary practices to support the learning of the Taiji Qigong set, including some joint and muscle limbering movements, breathing exercises, and standing and seated meditation practice.

Sign up for Taiji Qigong 18 Forms here!

This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

Virtual Introduction to the Museum Of Bad Art

Museum Of Bad Art

THURSDAY, October 14 at 7 PM

Meet the Museum Of Bad Art, dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition, and celebration of bad art in all its forms. The MOBA exhibits art that will be seen in no other venue. Since 1993, they have collected art from thrift stores, yard sales, sidewalk trash, and even the artists themselves. They analyze, compare to classic art, and share with fans around the world.

At this talk, Louise Reilly Sacco, Permanent Acting Interim Executive Director of the Museum Of Bad Art, will introduce the museum and its collection. She will present pieces from the MOBA with insightful, pithy, and often humorous commentary. After the talk, you’ll have a chance to ask your questions in an interactive Q&A.

Register for Introduction to the Museum Of Bad Art here!

This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.
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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!
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