Monday, April 11th 2022

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Movie Matinee Is Back!

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Coolidge Corner Library

THURSDAY, April 14 at 1:30 PM

We're delighted to announce the return of Movie Matinee at the Coolidge Corner Library. Every Thursday we'll present free screenings of recent favorite films. Doors open at 1:15 PM, and the movie begins at 1:30 PM. This week's movie is Little Women (2019).

Share Your Six Word Story About Housing

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The Town of Brookline is updating its Housing Production Plan, with a focus on affordable housing – and wants your input! Stop by any Public Library of Brookline location throughout the month of April, and write a six word story about housing in Brookline. You can describe existing housing in Brookline or share your vision of future housing opportunities. We hope you'll share your story!

Library Closed for Patriots' Day

All Public Library of Brookline locations will be closed Monday, April 18 for Patriots' Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, April 19.
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On Display at the Library

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The Library is proud to feature community exhibits at each of our locations. Check out our latest exhibits when you visit. For a full description of each exhibit, please visit our website.

Brookline Village Library
  • Singularity by Hilde-Kari Guttormsen, through April 28
  • Titanic Then, Titanic Now by Sara Smith, through May 15
Coolidge Corner Library
  • Food from Page to Pottery by third and fourth graders from the Florida Ruffin Ridley School, through May 31

Putterham Library
  • My Name is Kimchi by Cori Ahn, through May 31

Virtual Event: Not Really So Scary Animals


WEDNESDAY, April 20 at 3 PM

Some animals like sharks, snakes, and spiders we think of as scary, but are they really when we learn more about them? Many seemingly “scary animals” have really important jobs in nature, even helping people! For children ages 5 and up.

To register for this event, click here!

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

Shared Habitat Earth: Art and Activism

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THURSDAY, April 21 at 7 PM

Artists touch hearts and raise awareness, inviting us to look and see. Activists engage directly, through hands-on work, advocacy, and legislative action. And sometimes art and activism are so intimately connected, it’s hard to tell the difference!

Come celebrate Earth Day with artists and activists in conjunction with the group exhibit Shared Habitat Earth (SHE), on view at the Coolidge Corner Library April 16-June 30. This virtual panel features speakers from SHE, Mothers Out Front Brookline, and Surfrider Foundation Massachusetts. Hear how one artist went from painting to activism, and how another uses discarded plastics to create art. Feeling inspired? Learn about opportunities to take action with our local environmental groups.

Sign up here to attend the panel!

  • Olivia Fischer Fox, artist and coordinator of the Mothers Out Front Brookline Tree Team
  • Ann Coles, co-coordinator of the Mothers Out Front Brookline Zero Waste Team-Diane Sokal, co-coordinator of the Brookline Mothers Out Front Beyond Gas Team
  • Rebecca McGee Tuck, sculptor and volunteer with Surfrider Foundation Massachusetts
  • Barbara Eskin, artist, curator, and organizer of SHE

Virtual Ramen Cooking Class

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THURSDAY, April 28 at 7 PM

Join us for a fun and informative ramen cooking workshop! In this live cooking class, Chef Melissa, founder of Cooking Beautifullee, will guide you through every step of making nutritious, restaurant-quality ramen using local New England ingredients. Chef Melissa will show you how to cook ramen noodles in a homemade yellow miso-mustard broth, and poach fresh Nantucket scallops as toppings. Feel free to substitute scallops with tofu or shredded carrot if you prefer a vegetarian option. This program will take place on Zoom, so you can cook along at home if you want!

To register, please click here. The first 20 registrants will receive a Surprise Gift (available at the Coolidge Corner Library) from the Library! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the program. You will also receive a separate email with Chef Melissa’s recipe and ingredient shopping tips within a few days of registering.

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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