Monday, December 27th 2021

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Join Team Brookline!

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There's still time to apply to join Team Brookline for the 126th running of the Boston Marathon in April 2022! Apply to join Team Brookline in support of the Brookline Library because you appreciate all the library offers to the community. For more information and to apply, click here.

Holiday Hours and Updates

As we approach the new year, we want to share our holiday hours and programming schedule with all of you.

All Public Library of Brookline locations will be closed Saturday, January 1 and Sunday, January 2. Regular hours will resume Monday, January 3.

Our children's programming is taking a brief winter vacation. There will be no children's programs from Monday, December 20 through Saturday, January 1. Limited programming will resume starting on Monday, January 3 and storytimes will resume the week of Monday, January 10. For a full listing of Library programs, please see our events calendar.

When our programming returns, please note that ongoing events currently meeting in person will continue to meet in person. All special events, as well as ongoing programs that have been meeting virtually, will remain virtual.
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On Display at the Library

Sarah Smith Comfort Books Display
On Display at the Brookline Village Library: Books for Comfort, Books for Inspiration

In times like these we need comfort and inspiration. Local authors and people round the internet share the books, old and new, that have comforted and inspired them. Local authors talk about why they write, and do other creative things, during this time. This exhibit, presented by Brookline author Sarah Smith, will be on display through the month of January.

Virtual Queer Reading Group

FINAL Queer Reading Group Jan 2022

THURSDAY, January 13 at 7 PM

The Library is excited to announce a brand new book group for adults: the Queer Reading Group!

Join us to read and discuss books by queer authors in a variety of genres. This group has a stress-free structure, where the conversation we develop about identity, gender, race, and their intersections is just as important as reading the book. We make space to feel safe, ask questions, and learn. Approach with curiosity and we’ll meet you more than halfway: you’ll fit right in.

Sign up for the Queer Reading Group here!

The Queer Reading Group will meet the second Thursday of the month, starting on January 13. You can pick up a copy of our first book, Cheer Up!: Love and Pompoms, at the Brookline Village Library Circulation Desk. And check out future book selections here.

Virtual American Sign Language Workshop

FINAL ASL Virtual Workshop Jan 2022 (Facebook Post)

FRIDAY, January 14 at 2 PM

Curious about American Sign Language? In this immersive workshop, you will learn how to sign basic words and phrases, practice spelling, and understand how to set yourself up for communication success. Stretch out your fingers and come sign with us!

Instructor Rhys McGovern, of New Leaf Language, is a teacher and speech language pathologist. Rhys has been teaching for over ten years and holds a Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Emerson College.

This workshop will meet virtually over Zoom. To sign up, please email our programming librarian, Lily, at

This program is in partnership with the Brookline Senior Center and the Brookline Housing Authority. 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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