Monday, December 6th 2021

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Teen Tiny Art Challenge

In recent weeks we challenged our local teen artists to take home a tiny canvas and paints and contemplate the following creative prompt: What is haunting the stacks? Here are a few of the resulting paintings from teen artists Sarah, Erika, Leigh, and Elana. Stop by the Brookline Village Teen Room to see the amazing details in these works of art!

If any more of our teen artists would like to drop off their Tiny Art Challenge painting for display, please bring your entry to the Children’s Desk at the Brookline Village Library.
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Virtual Onigiri Action Kit Cooking Class

DRAFT Onigiri Action Kit Program Dec 2021 (2)

THURSDAY, December 9 at 5 PM

Let’s make onigiri, Japanese rice balls!
Learn about and make onigiri, Japanese rice balls, and make a difference with the Onigiri Action campaign. This annual event, organized by TABLE FOR TWO, is a social good campaign to address food insecurity.

If you registered for an Onigiri Action kit, you can pick it up anytime before the event. Each kit contains all of the ingredients and tools you and your family will need to make onigiri plus a few surprises to make the class more fun.

Didn't get a kit? You can still make onigiri with us!
Find the full list of the ingredients you'll need here on our website. Once you have your supplies, please register for the Zoom Class by signing up at our Eventbrite listing for an "Attend Zoom Class ONLY" ticket. We'll make sure you are sent the link in time to join the class on Thursday, December 9 at 5 PM. Registered attendees will also have access to the recording of the class after the event is concluded for a limited time.

This is a family-friendly event and all ages are welcome, and we encourage families to enjoy the program together. This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

Virtual Pajama Storytime

Pajama Storytime

WEDNESDAY, December 15 at 7 PM

Join us for a fun evening storytime on Zoom with Ms. Batia! Don’t forget to wear your coziest pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal. All ages welcome.

Sign up for this program here!

Wings of Fire Trivia and Author Event

Tui Sutherland wings of fire

THURSDAY, December 16 at 7 PM

Join us for a special night of questions, answers, and trivia with the author of the Wings of Fire series, Tui Sutherland!

Tui will admire select pieces of art and answer questions submitted by you, our patrons. Then, you will get to play Tui’s Wings of Fire trivia game! The top three trivia winners with a Public Library of Brookline library card will receive a very special prize.

To submit art, prose, or a question for Tui, simply drop by any of our Children’s or Tween Rooms to pick up a form, or download a form below. Once your submission is complete, return it in person to one of our librarians. All forms must be submitted by December 13!

Registration required. Sign up for this event here!

Some important details for this event: You will need TWO DEVICES in order to enjoy the optimal experience – a computer/smart phone (to join the Zoom webinar) and a smart phone or tablet (to submit your trivia answers).

Submission form: Draw your Wings of Fire dragon!
Submission form: Write a comment, question, or story for Tui!

For some extra fun, try our Wings of Fire Virtual Escape Room!
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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!

Meet the Science Fiction/Fantasy Section!

SFF Display December 2021
The Library is excited to introduce a new section of books: Science Fiction/Fantasy. You can now find hardcover and paperback science fiction and fantasy books all together in one place. The Science Fiction/Fantasy section is up and running at the Brookline Village Library; keep an eye out for this new section at the Coolidge Corner and Putterham Libraries soon.

And did you know we're living in a golden age of science fiction and fantasy literature right now? Stop by our display at the Brookline Village Library to explore our collection, or send us a recommendation request, and our librarians will pick out books just for you. Whether you're new to speculative fiction or looking for a new favorite, we can help you find your next great read!
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