Monday, October 11th 2021

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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.

On Exhibit at the Library

1964 lithograph of father and child by john wilson
Want to see some very good art, or learn more about local history? Check out these exhibits the next time you stop by the Library!

Brookline Village
Who Was Florida Ruffin Ridley?: Born in 1860, Florida Ruffin Ridley was a trailblazer for justice, organizing against racist violence and for women's suffrage. She and her husband were also likely the first African American homeowners in Brookline. Visit this exhibit to learn about her life and work. This display is curated by Hidden Brookline: bringing to light the hidden history of slavery & freedom.

Masks and Artwork by Mexican Artisans: The artisans of Mexico's 32 states express their cultures, ancestry, and customs through their art in different ways. Luis Carvajal, born in Mexico City, has collected masks, sculptures, and more on his travels throughout the country. Pieces from his collection will be on display throughout October.

Coolidge Corner
Father and Child: John Wilson (1922–2015), who lived in Brookline for over 50 years, was deeply devoted to his family, and to the relationship between fathers and children. This multimedia exhibit includes both original pieces (such as the one above) and information about sculptures permanently installed in the area.
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October To-Go Kits

Library To Go
Miss hands-on Library programs? We do too! That’s why our staff have put together a range of take-home Library program kits available at all Brookline Library locations. All kits come with everything you need to complete this month’s project, plus video instructions from one of your local librarians.

Kits are available beginning Tuesday, October 12 at all library locations on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Check out what we’re making this month!

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library and the Library Trustees.

Virtual Taiji Qigong

Taiji Image

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.
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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!

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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