Monday, April 18th 2022

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Outdoor Singalong with Matt Heaton

Matt Heaton 2022
Brookline Village Library

THURSDAY, April 21 at 10:30 AM

Join special performer Matt Heaton outdoors for an interactive singalong! This program is for families and kids of all ages but may be most appealing to kids ages 0-5. We can’t wait to sing along with you!

This program will be outdoors at Brookline Village on the lawn between the Library and Town Hall. If the weather is not suitable for an outdoor program, the program will be moved to Hunneman Hall. Any location change will be announced on the Library's calendar and social media.

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

Book Donation Update

Since we started accepting book donations again, you've donated so many items that the Friends' donation bins are full! So for the moment, the Friends of the Brookline Library are unable to accept donations of books or other materials. We appreciate everyone who has donated materials, and we will be sure to announce when we can accept donations again. If you have books to donate in the meantime, we encourage you to bring them to your nearest Little Free Library.

The Friends' book sale is still up and running at the Brookline Village and Coolidge Corner Libraries, and we invite you to check it out when you visit.

Tween & Teen Events Poll

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Attention all tweens and teens (or adults speaking on behalf of tweens and teens)! We'd love to know what kinds of programs and events you'd like to see us host in the upcoming year. Please take this brief survey to let us know what programs you'd attend and to send in any suggestions for events you have in mind. The survey shouldn't take longer than a minute to complete. Thank you!
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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

colorful abstract planet painting

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!

Outdoor Earth Day Seed Planting Program

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Thursday, April 21 from 2:30 – 3:30 PM at Winthrop Park
Friday, April 22 from 2:30 3:30 PM at the Brookline Village Library
Saturday, April 23 from 2:30 – 3:30 PM at the Putterham Library

Come plant seeds with us in celebration of Earth Day! We’ll be planting flower and vegetable seeds in recycled containers that you can take home. There will be some containers available, but you are also welcome to bring your own plastic, aluminum/tin, or glass container. Recommended for kids ages 5-9 and their families.

This program will take place at or near each Library location, so you can attend whichever is most convenient. In the event of inclement weather, the Winthrop Park program will be canceled and the Brookline Village and Putterham programs will move indoors. Any location changes or cancellations will be announced on the Library's calendar and social media.

This program is a collaboration with the organization Mothers Out Front. They invite you to check out Brookline’s Front Yard Tree Planting Program. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.

Virtual Ramen Cooking Class

FINAL Ramen Workshop Flyer (11 × 8.5 in)

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 for adults will take place on Zoom, so you can cook along at home if you want!

To register, please click here. 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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