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Tuesday, December 19th 2017

Good morning reader!

Read on for what's happening at the library this week.
  • See if your team can beat our librarians at our new monthly trivia night in Brookline Village starting in January
  • Check out our two new book clubs at the Coolidge Corner Library, one featuring mysteries and the other featuring award winners.
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PLEASE NOTE

All locations will be closed this week on Sunday, December 24 for Christmas Eve and Monday, December 25 for Christmas Day. All locations will also be closed Monday, January 1, 2018, for New Year's Day.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Kids ideaSPACE: Eclipse Exploration

Kids ideaSPACE: Eclipse Exploration

March 6, 2024 3:00 PM @ Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

On Monday, April 8 2024 the US will experience a total solar eclipse! In Brookline, we’ll experience approximately 92% obscuration of the sun. Join us on Wednesday, March 6 in Hunneman Hall  to start preparing for the eclipse! We’ll learn what creates the conditions for a solar eclipse, create an eclipse-themed craft, and take a closer look at the sun through sunoculars and a solar telescope.

This program is for kids ages 5-9. While you’re welcome to drop-by between 3 and 4 PM, we recommend you come at 3 and stay for the duration of the program. Kids under 9 should be accompanied by an adult in Hunneman Hall.

Eclipse Exploration for Everyone

Eclipse Exploration for Everyone

March 9, 2024 2:00 PM @ Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

On Monday, April 8 2024 the US will experience a total solar eclipse! In Brookline, we’ll experience approximately 92% obscuration of the sun. Join us on Saturday, March 9 in Hunneman Hall  to start preparing for the eclipse! We’ll learn what creates the conditions for a solar eclipse, create an eclipse-themed craft, and take a closer look at the sun through sunoculars and a solar telescope.*

This program is for adults and kids of all ages. Kids under 9 should be accompanied by an adult in Hunneman Hall.

*Sunoculars and solar telescopes are designed to allow people to safely view the sun. Do not look directly at the sun with regular binoculars or telescopes.

World of Pies for Pi Day

World of Pies for Pi Day

March 14, 2024 3:30 PM @ Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

Join us for a Pi Day celebration where you can taste pies from around the world! We’ll be giving out samples of different kinds of pies from traditions all over the world, and we can debate what, exactly, makes a pie…a pie.

This event is for tweens (grades 5-7), teens (grades 8-12), and adults only!

Please note

This will be a first come, first served event Free tickets will be available starting at 3 PM at the Teen Room desk on the ground floor. You must be present to get a ticket (no holding tickets for another person) We are limited to 100 spots.

 

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THIS WEEK'S MOVIES

Midday Movies

Putterham
LostandFound
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 20
1:30-4 PM
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Movie Matinee

Coolidge Corner
BandWagon
THURSDAY DECEMBER 21
Refreshments 1 PM
Screening 1:30-4 PM
More about Movie Matinee
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MEET THE STAFF

Library Assistant at Brookline Village Melinda Carr

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First literary crush (author or character): Peter Pan.
Last song you listened to: Can't Let Go, Juno: Kishi Bashi.
Hogwarts House: Gryffindor.
Name a word that starts with the letter Q: Quirk.
Movie or TV show you always watch when it comes on screen, no matter what: Big Fish.
If you could travel back in time, what period would you go to? Roaring Twenties in any city.
Cake or pie? Pie.
Big dogs or small dogs? All pups are good pups!
Hardcover or paperback? Paperback.
Fictional world or game you'd most like to visit? Hogwarts!
What book would you most like to see turned into a top-notch film or miniseries? The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami.
Favorite fictional librarian? Poussey Washington from Orange is the New Black.
Favorite Jane Austen character? Anne Eliot from Persuasion.
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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
Putterham
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
TODAY December 19, Noon, to discuss Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood.

Read and Meet Book Group

Coolidge Corner
THURSDAY 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.
MagpieMurders

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.
SpyAmongFriends

Shelf Respect

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

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.
LeftHandofDarkness

Putterham

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