Monday, October 25th 2021

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Diana Stelin, Author and Artist


THURSDAY, October 28 at 7 PM

Travel to Venice with Brookline's own Diana Stelin in a multimedia artist and author talk for adults and kids! In this interactive presentation, Diana will talk about her multi-disciplinary practice and share a first reading from her new book for kids and tweens, the historical fairytale Hannah in Venice. You can also see her landscape paintings on exhibit at the Coolidge Corner Library throughout October.

Register for this event here!

New ideaSPACE Tools!

The Library is excited to welcome a series of new ideaSPACE tools for checkout with your library card! Take home a sewing machine, full-size Cricut Explore or Maker machine, or high-definition graphics tablet for up to two weeks beginning Monday, October 25. Browse our full ideaSPACE collection, or meet all our tools in step-by-step video walkthroughs.
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Fall Fest at Home

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begins MONDAY, October 25

Celebrate fall with us with special activities for families beginning on Monday, October 25!
  • Mini Pumpkin Decorating Kits: Drop by any of our three locations starting on Monday, October 25 to pick up a pumpkin decorating kit. These kits are recommended for ages 3 and up. Kits include a mini pumpkin, paint, a paint brush, and decorating supplies. Kits are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Spooky Story Nights: Enjoy spooky stories every night of the week leading up to Halloween! A new video of Library staff reading and telling spooky stories will be released on YouTube every day from Monday, October 25 – Saturday, October 30. This program is recommended for ages 8 and up.
  • Pumpkin Voting: Vote for your favorite staff-decorated pumpkin! Past years have included characters such as Cookie Monster, Wonder Woman, and Pokémon. There will be decorated pumpkins and voting supplies available at all three libraries. We will also be conducting voting online through our Facebook and Instagram pages. Voting will take place Monday, October 25 – Sunday, October 31. The winners will be announced on Monday, November 1.
This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation, Stop & Shop, and Trader Joe's.

Take the Teen Tiny Art Challenge!

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begins MONDAY, October 25

We’re inviting all local teen artists to take our Tiny Art Challenge. We have a brand new display case at the Brookline Village Library just for teen collections and creations, and to start off our display we’re asking local teens to contribute a tiny painting! We’ll provide all the supplies and an art prompt, and you create the painting to bring back for display.

How it works:
  1. Starting Monday, October 25, pick up a Tiny Art Challenge kit at any library location. Your kit will include a tiny 4″x4″ canvas, paint brushes, and paint. We’ll ask you to leave behind the best contact information so we can get in touch once your painting is finished and so we can make sure all artists are properly credited.
  2. Paint a tiny painting inspired by the accompanying art prompt.
  3. Bring it back to the library by Monday, November 15 for display in Brookline Village.
  4. Your art will be on display just outside the Brookline Village Library Teen Room!
Open to teens in grades 8-12.
This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.

Lock Down Your Online Identity


THURSDAY, November 4 at 2:30 PM

How can you lock down your personal information online? What does it mean to get doxxed? What do you do if it happens to you? Whether you’re worried about your address, passwords, cell phone, or credit cards, this workshop gives you both preventive and reactive steps you can take to protect your digital identity and maintain your peace of mind.

Instructor Ken Gagne is a Technical Account Manager at Newspack. When not working with business clients to launch new websites, Ken hosts the audio podcasts Polygamer and Transporter Lock and the YouTube channel Gamebits. A Massachusetts native, Ken is now a digital nomad, traveling the country and the world and working anywhere there’s Wi-Fi.

Sign up for our online security workshop here!

If you will be calling into the meeting over the phone, you can also register by calling the Library at 617-730-2370.

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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