Monday, January 10th 2022

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Library Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

All Public Library of Brookline locations will be closed Monday, January 17 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, January 18.

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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Children's Programming

Children's programming starts up again this week with weekly virtual storytimes on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 AM, and Virtual Taiwanese Storytime Friday at 3:30 PM! Check out all of our programs this month on our calendar.

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 or read the ebook on Hoopla. And check out future book selections here.

Virtual D&D: Dragon of Icespire Peak

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FRIDAY, January 14 at 2:30 PM

Join us for D&D – virtually! All participants will need free accounts on,, and Discord. Participants will have access to all of the Library’s digital content on D&D Beyond, including all handbooks and guides. Limit to 10 participants per session. For tweens in grades 5-7 only.

Register for sessions through Eventbrite here.

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

Virtual: Using the Brookline Newspaper Database

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THURSDAY, January 27 at 7 PM

The Public Library of Brookline provides online access to digitized Brookline newspapers from 1870 to 1941. Join Ken Liss of the Brookline Historical Society for a look at this great resource, with tips and tricks for learning about people, places, and events from 70 years of Brookline history.

Register for the workshop here!
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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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