Monday, February 28th 2022

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Virtual Okonomiyaki Cooking Class

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WEDNESDAY, March 9 at 5 PM

Let’s make Okonomiyaki, A Japanese Savory Pancake! Learn about and make Okonomiyaki with Table for Two’s Wa-Shokuiku: Learn. Cook. Eat Japanese! Okonomiyaki is a delicious and healthy Japanese savory pancake that is sometimes called Japanese Pizza. The pancake is chock-full of crunchy cabbage and topped with a yummy glaze.

To accompany the program, we have 33 Okonomiyaki kits available. Kit reservation starts Monday, February 28 at 6 PM. Visit our website for more details and sign-ups. This is a family-friendly event. Kids of all ages and their grownups are welcome, and we encourage families to enjoy the program together!

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation and The Otafuku Company.

Book Donations

The Friends of the Brookline Library are happy to announce that we can start accepting book donations again! To donate books at the Brookline Village Library, put your donations in the laundry bins near the circulation desk or on the loading dock behind the library. At Coolidge Corner or Putterham, you can bring your donations to the main desk. If you are donating a large amount of books (more than one bag), bring them to the loading dock at the Brookline Village Library.

Please remember that we cannot accept textbooks, magazines, journals, or anything that is damaged or moldy (volunteers sort all donations by hand). You can contact the Town of Brookline to find out how to recycle these materials, or use the recycle wizard feature on the Town's website.

Finally, the Friends are looking for a volunteer to coordinate the book sale at the Putterham Library. Please contact if you are interested.
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Virtual Adult Dungeons and Dragons Introduction and Character Creation


WEDNESDAY, March 2 at 6:30 PM

New to D&D? Join us for our Virtual D&D Introduction and Character Creation! This one-time event will walk you through building a character sheet, the basics of the game, and the mechanics of using online programs and resources like D&D Beyond, Roll20, and Discord. Please set up your free accounts on,, and before this event. We'll be starting monthly D&D sessions on Wednesday, March 9, and this introduction is a great way for new players to learn about the game before the campaign begins.

Click here to register for the program!

This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

Mount Washington Observatory: Home of the World’s Worst Weather

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THURSDAY, March 10 at 7 PM

Why is Mt. Washington called the “Home of the World’s Worst Weather”? This program will explore the unique life and work of the weather observers stationed on Mt. Washington and learn why, for a mountain its size, Mt. Washington hosts some of the worst weather on Earth.

Click here to register for this program!

This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

Program Recording: Using the Brookline Newspaper Database

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Couldn't make our talk on using the Library's digitized newspaper collection? Not to worry, it's now available online! The Public Library of Brookline provides online access to digitized Brookline newspapers from 1870 to 1941. Ken Liss of the Brookline Historical Society explores this great resource, with tips and tricks for learning about people, places, and events from 70 years of Brookline history.

Watch the program recording 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!

Black History Month Book Recommendations

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To celebrate Black History Month, we asked our staff to recommend works by Black creators. Children's Librarian Caroline chose Born on the Water by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson, illustrated by Nikkolas Smith. Borrow it here!

Looking for more books to read to celebrate Black History Month? Check out our displays at any of the three Brookline Libraries, or ask us for personalized recommendations.
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