Monday, November 15th 2021

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First Light Celebration

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Brookline Village Library

SATURDAY, November 20 from 2-4 PM

The Library is delighted to participate in this year’s First Light Celebration, organized by the Brookline Chamber of Commerce. Stop by the Brookline Village Library on Saturday, November 20 from 2-4 PM for a to-go activity!

For adults, we have spice kits. Each kit contains spices and a recipe, perfect for anyone looking to try a new dish. You’ll be able to try out a recipe for Moroccan couscous, Indonesian rendang, or Pakistani biryani. Each kit includes ingredient and allergen information, as well as a vegetarian recipe option. Limit of one per household.

For kids, pick up a fun, wintery activity booklet full of coloring, puzzles, and more. Activity booklets are geared towards kids ages 4-8.

This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

3D Printing & Laser Cutting Services

Laser Cutting
The Library is excited to announce the launch of new-and-improved ideaSPACE fabrication services beginning Monday, November 15, 2021. Visit our website to learn how to send us your designs for 3D printing or laser cutting!

Join the Friends of the Brookline Library!

The Friends of the Brookline Library are excited to announce multiple volunteer opportunities. Are you interested in volunteering to support the Library and the community? This is a great way to get involved!

The Friends are seeking new voices to join their board. The Friends board works to provide support and resources for the Public Library of Brookline and its patrons, including funding programs and initiatives for all ages. The board meets the fourth Monday of the month, September through June.

The Friends are also seeking a dedicated book sale coordinator. The book sale is the Friends' main source of fundraising to support Library projects. The coordinator will be supported by a team of existing book sale volunteers, and the retiring coordinator will be available to provide training.

If you are interested in volunteering to join the Friends board or coordinate the book sale, please write to the Friends at To learn more about the Friends of the Library, please visit our website.
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In-Person Children's Programs

In-person programs are back! Beginning today, we are holding in-person children's programs at all three Library locations, including storytimes, LEGO Club, and craft activities. We will also continue offering virtual programs for adults and kids of all ages.

Everyone age 2 and older must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose when visiting the library, including during in-person programs. Social distancing and capacity limits will also be in place at all on-site events. We are delighted to welcome children and families back for storytimes and activities!

Due to limited capacity, you MUST have a ticket in order to attend storytime at all locations. We will begin handing out tickets at 10 AM the day of the program, so be sure to arrive early! At the Brookline Village and Coolidge Corner Libraries, tickets will be available at the Children's Room Desks. At the Putterham Library, tickets will be available at the main desk. We are not able to take reservations or save spots at this time.

Here is our schedule of in-person children's activities. (Please note, there will be no in-person activities on November 24 or 25, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.)
  • LEGO Club at the Coolidge Corner Library - Mondays at 3 PM. Free-building fun with LEGO. LEGO bricks supplied by the Library. For ages 2 and up.
  • Storytime at the Putterham Library - Tuesdays at 10:30 AM. Fingerplays, songs, and stories for ages 5 and under.
  • Storytime at the Coolidge Corner Library - Wednesdays at 10:30 AM. Fingerplays, songs, and stories for ages 5 and under.
  • Children's Drop-In Craft Program at the Brookline Village Library - Wednesdays at 2:30 PM. Stop by anytime between 2:30-4 PM for drop-in crafting in Hunneman Hall. Recommended for ages 5-8.
  • Storytime at the Brookline Village Library - Thursdays at 10:30 AM. Fingerplays, songs, and stories, recommended for ages 2-5.
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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!

Interactive Wings of Fire Trivia and Author Event

Tui Sutherland wings of fire
The Library is thrilled to be hosting Wings of Fire author Tui Sutherland for a virtual trivia and author event on Thursday, December 16 at 7 PM. And if you're a Wings of Fire fan, you can take part before the event even begins.

Want to share your Wings of Fire drawing and questions with author Tui Sutherland? Drop by any Brookline Library Children's Room for a special Wings of Fire comment sheet! Once you've added your drawing or comment, return it to the Children's Desk. Select comment sheets will be shared with Tui at our event!

Click here for sign-ups and more information!
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