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Tuesday, January 2nd 2018

Happy New Year reader!

Read on for what's happening at the library this week.
  • See if your team can beat our librarians at our new monthly trivia night in Brookline Village starting January 9.
  • Check out our two new book clubs at the Coolidge Corner Library, one featuring mysteries and the other featuring award winners.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Kids ideaSPACE: Eclipse Exploration

Kids ideaSPACE: Eclipse Exploration

March 6, 2024 3:00 PM @ Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

On Monday, April 8 2024 the US will experience a total solar eclipse! In Brookline, we’ll experience approximately 92% obscuration of the sun. Join us on Wednesday, March 6 in Hunneman Hall  to start preparing for the eclipse! We’ll learn what creates the conditions for a solar eclipse, create an eclipse-themed craft, and take a closer look at the sun through sunoculars and a solar telescope.

This program is for kids ages 5-9. While you’re welcome to drop-by between 3 and 4 PM, we recommend you come at 3 and stay for the duration of the program. Kids under 9 should be accompanied by an adult in Hunneman Hall.

Eclipse Exploration for Everyone

Eclipse Exploration for Everyone

March 9, 2024 2:00 PM @ Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

On Monday, April 8 2024 the US will experience a total solar eclipse! In Brookline, we’ll experience approximately 92% obscuration of the sun. Join us on Saturday, March 9 in Hunneman Hall  to start preparing for the eclipse! We’ll learn what creates the conditions for a solar eclipse, create an eclipse-themed craft, and take a closer look at the sun through sunoculars and a solar telescope.*

This program is for adults and kids of all ages. Kids under 9 should be accompanied by an adult in Hunneman Hall.

*Sunoculars and solar telescopes are designed to allow people to safely view the sun. Do not look directly at the sun with regular binoculars or telescopes.

World of Pies for Pi Day

World of Pies for Pi Day

March 14, 2024 3:30 PM @ Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

Join us for a Pi Day celebration where you can taste pies from around the world! We’ll be giving out samples of different kinds of pies from traditions all over the world, and we can debate what, exactly, makes a pie…a pie.

This event is for tweens (grades 5-7), teens (grades 8-12), and adults only!

Please note

This will be a first come, first served event Free tickets will be available starting at 3 PM at the Teen Room desk on the ground floor. You must be present to get a ticket (no holding tickets for another person) We are limited to 100 spots.

 

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THIS WEEK'S MOVIES

Midday Movies

Putterham
Home Again
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 3
1:30-4 PM
More about Midday Movies

Movie Matinee

Coolidge Corner
Midwife
THURSDAY JANUARY 4
Refreshments 1 PM
Screening 1:30-4 PM
More about Movie Matinee
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MEET THE STAFF

Reference Librarian at Brookline Village Kerry O'Donnell

Me in Halloween Costume 2017
First literary crush (author or character): Lucivar Yaslana from The Black Jewels series by Anne Bishop.
Last song you listened to: Technically, “Shadows of the Night” by Pat Benatar is my most recently played song, but I’ve had Cher’s “If I Could Turn Back Time” stuck in my head since I put together a display for the library.
Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw.
Name a word that starts with the letter Q: Quirky.
Movie or TV show you always watch when it comes on screen, no matter what: Gladiator, and The Princess Diaries.
If you could travel back in time, what period would you go to? Ancient Greece/Rome, The American Revolution, and/or the rise of the Celts in Ireland.
Cake or pie? Cake, definitely cake..
Big dogs or small dogs? Big dogs.
Hardcover or paperback? Paperbacks.
Fictional world or game you'd most like to visit? The Black Jewels series by Anne Bishop.
What book would you most like to see turned into a top-notch film or miniseries? There are two, but one is already happening. The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas is currently being made into a TV show on Hulu. (Yay! I can't wait to see it!) I'd also love to see a faithful adaptation of the Fables graphic novels by Bill Willingham.
Favorite fictional librarian? Tie between Rupert Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Evie from The Mummy. Can you imagine that team-up? No monster would stand a chance!
Favorite fictional detective? Veronica Mars.
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COLLECTION UPDATE: RUSSIAN MAGAZINES

We will cease our subscription at our Brookline Village location to the following magazines as of December 31, 2017:
  • Zdorovie
  • Karavan Istorii
  • Nauka I Zhizn
  • Good Housekeeping -- RussianOgonek
This magazine is available to be requested at our Coolidge Corner branch and can be delivered to this location. Please speak with a staff member if you have any questions or need assistance requesting an issue of a magazine.
Уважаемые посетители!
С 31 декабря 2017 года мы останавливаем подписку на журналы
  • Здоровье
  • Караван истории
  • Наука и жизнь
  • Огонёк
  • Гуд хаускипинг
Эти журналы можно будет заказывать из нашего филиала Coolidge Corner и они будут доставлены в нашу библиотеку. Обращайтесь к нашим сотрудникам если у вас есть вопросы или нужна помощь.
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PlaySpace Times Two

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Coolidge Corner
STARTING FRIDAY JANUARY 5, 10 AM
We're adding a second PlaySpace program starting this Friday. We have great big toys to play with and space to ride around, hide, draw, and build in. All ages are welcome.

Storytimes in Many Languages

Coolidge Corner
JAPANESE STORYTIME: FRIDAY JANUARY 5, 10:30 AM
TAIWANESE STORYTIME: FRIDAY JANUARY 5, 3:30 PM
Coolidge Corner hosts a variety of storytimes in Hebrew, Japanese, Chinese, and Taiwanese monthly. Each features stories and songs for children ages three and up and their families.
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CHILDREN'S FALL PROGRAMS

Brookline Village
Countdown to Kindergarten
Last Monday of the month at 10:30 AM
Age: 4 years old (get ticket at desk)
Terrific Twos (And Threes!)
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 2 years old
Mother Goose on the Loose
Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 13 to 23 month-olds (get ticket at desk)
Stories and Crafts (Drop In)
Wednesdays at 3:30 PM
Age: 3-5 years old
Stories and Crafts (Drop In)
Thursdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 2-3 years old (get ticket at desk)
Saturday Six to Eights
Saturdays at 2:30 PM
Age: 6-8 years old
Friday Flicks (Drop In)
Fridays at 10:30 am
Age: 2 years and older. Parents and caregivers are also welcome.
Coolidge Corner
Come Play With Us
Mondays at 10:15 AM
Age: Infants-12 month-olds
Mother Goose
Tuesdays at 10:15 AM
Age: 1-2 years-old
Sing Along, Dance and Play
Wednesdays at 10:15 AM
All Ages
Putterham
Stories and Crafts
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 2-3 year-olds
Step Into Story Time
Tuesdays at 3:30 PM
Age: 3-5 year-olds
Visit the Children's Department online.

UPCOMING BOOK SELECTIONS

All of our book clubs are drop in. If you'd like to join us, you may pick up the next title at the Circulation Desk of the hosting library and attend the next meeting ready to discuss.
More about each book club.

A Taste of Poetry

Brookline Village
THURSDAY JAN 4
Poet: Avrom Sutzkever
Noon-1:30 PM
Open to adults.
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Mid-day Monday Mystery

Coolidge Corner
MONDAY JAN 8
12:30-1:30 PM
Open to adults.
MagpieMurders

Afternoon

Brookline Village
MONDAY JAN 8
2:15-1:30 PM
Open to adults.
NoiseofTime

Brookline Village

Brookline Village
MONDAY JAN 8
7-8:30 PM
Open to adults.
SpyAmongFriends

Shelf Respect

Brookline Village
WEDNESDAY JAN 10
7 PM
Open to teens and adults.
NameslessCity

Mystery

Brookline Village
TUESDAY JAN 16
Noon-1 PM
Open to adults.
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And the Award Goes To...

Coolidge Corner
WEDNESDAY JAN 17
2-3 PM
Open to adults.
Tinkers

Read and Meet

Coolidge Corner
THURSDAY JAN 18
7 PM
Open to adults.
LeftHandofDarkness

Putterham

Putterham
MONDAY JAN 22
2-3:30 PM
Open to adults.
RussianWinter
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