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Tuesday, January 9th 2018

Good morning reader!

Read on for what's happening at the library this week.
  • Beat the Librarians Trivia Night is tonight at Best Burger Bar in Brookline Village starting at 6:30 PM.
  • Let Them Eat Baked Goods, a new cookbook book club, is starting in February at Coolidge Corner.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Lunar New Year Celebration– 農曆新年慶祝活動

Lunar New Year Celebration– 農曆新年慶祝活動

February 24, 2024 3:00 PM @ Coolidge Corner

Celebrate Lunar New Year 2024 with the Public Library of Brookline! Join us at the Coolidge Corner Library from 3 – 4 PM on Saturday, February 24 for a live Lion Dance performance from the Gund Kwok Asian Women’s Lion and Dragon Dance Troupe. Be sure to check out our other Lunar New Year Celebration events held at Brookline Village and Putterham to welcome in the new year. We hope to see you there!

Generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation and The Friends of the Brookline Public Library.

歡迎與布魯克萊恩圖書館一起迎接2024龍年!請於2月24日星期六下午3-4時,蒞臨Coolidge Corner 分館欣賞舞獅舞龍,演出的團體為Gund Kwok Asian Women’s Lion and Dragon Dance Troupe。也請注意我們在Brookline Village 與 Putterham 兩分館舉行的其他新年慶祝活動!我們期待與您見面! 本活動由布魯克萊恩圖書館基金會及布魯克萊恩圖書館之友慷慨贊助。
Women in World Jazz Concert: A Tribute to Women Composers

Women in World Jazz Concert: A Tribute to Women Composers

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

The Library is kicking off Women’s History Month with a concert by Women in World Jazz! Adults and kids of all ages are invited to join us for this program, which will feature music by women composers from around the world.

Women in World Jazz, a performing 5 piece ensemble, was founded by Tal Shalom-Kobi in 2015. Women in World Jazz aims to expose audiences to different cultures through music, with a variety of music backgrounds including jazz, folk, pop, rock, and blues.

WIWJ director and Berklee College of Music faculty, Tal Shalom-Kobi, has been active in the music history arena for the past 20 years, researching and performing music written by women from the USA and around the world. The group Women in World Jazz features world music composed by women composers and lyricists past and present. From USA Blues and Jazz styles, the group ventures to Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East to celebrate the diversity and power of creativity.

Women In World Jazz brings together women of different nationalities with extensive experience in performance and education. The music is easy to relate to, diverse, and engaging. All members of the group are accomplished musicians playing a variety of music ranging from jazz to world. Learn more about the group and its members on their website!

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
Dunkirk
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 10
1:30-4 PM
More about Midday Movies

Movie Matinee

Coolidge Corner
Dunkirk
THURSDAY JANUARY 11
Refreshments 1 PM
Screening 1:30-4 PM
More about Movie Matinee
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MEET THE STAFF

Reference Librarian at Brookline Village Lily Weitzman

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First literary crush (author or character): Sirius Black.
Last song you listened to: Breathe by Daveed Diggs.
Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw.
Name a word that starts with the letter Q: Quintessence.
Movie or TV show you always watch when it comes on screen, no matter what: Spirited Away.
If you could travel back in time, what period would you go to? The golden age of piracy.
Cake or pie? Pie, for the sheer variety of pies that exist.
Big dogs or small dogs? Big dogs.
Hardcover or paperback? Paperback.
Fictional world or game you'd most like to visit? Red London from V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic series.
What book would you most like to see turned into a top-notch film or miniseries? The Scorpio Races (as a film) and Six of Crows (as a miniseries).
Favorite fictional librarian? All of the librarians/archivists in Daniel José Older's books, especially Nydia from Shadowshaper.
Favorite Austen character? Elizabeth Bennet.
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Register for 90-Second Moviemakers!

Little Boy Filming With Video Camera In Front Of Blackboard
Brookline Village
BEGINS JANUARY 18 AND ENDS MARCH 15
Interested in moviemaking? Want to see your films on the big screen? Become a 90-Second Moviemaker, and all your dreams will come true.
During this eight-week-long program, students will condense the plot of a Newbery Award- or Honor-winning book into a short, 90 second-long video, which they will write, film, and perform themselves. The final result will be submitted to the 90-Second Newbery Festival and hosted at a live screening at the Brookline Interactive Group Studio!
Participants must commit to attending every session. For ages eight and up.
Brought to you by the Friends of the Brookline Library and the Brookline Interactive Group.
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CHILDREN'S WINTER PROGRAMS

Brookline Village
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)
Grab Bag Craft
Thursdays at 3 PM
Age: 5 and up
Friday Flicks (Drop In)
Fridays at 10:30 am
Age: 2 years and older. Parents and caregivers are also welcome.
Saturday Six to Eights
Saturdays at 2:30 PM
Age: 6-8 years old
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
Age: 0-5
PlaySpace
Wednesdays at 11:15 AM
Fridays at 10 AM
Age: 2-5 years old
Sing Along, Dance and Play
Saturdays at 10:30 AM
January 6 and February 3
Age: 0-5
Putterham
Toddlery Storytime
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 2-3 year-olds
Preschool Storytime
Tuesdays at 3:30 PM
Age: 3-6 year-olds
Sing and Dance with Martha Leader
Fridays at 10:30 AM
Visit the Children's Department online.

LET THEM EAT BAKED GOODS COOKBOOK BOOK CLUB

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Coolidge Corner
THURSDAY FEB 8
6:30 PM
New book club! Each month we will come together to share baked goods from different cookbooks.
Copies of the cookbook will be available at the front desk four weeks before the meeting. Our first selection is The Bread Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum.

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 FEB 1
Poet: Tracy K. Smith
Noon-1:30 PM
Open to adults.
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Brookline Village

Brookline Village
MONDAY FEB 5
7-8:30 PM
Open to adults.
Barkskins

Mid-day Mystery

Coolidge Corner
MONDAY FEB 12
12:30-1:30 PM
Open to adults.
IllWill

Afternoon

Brookline Village
MONDAY FEB 12
2:15-1:30 PM
Open to adults.
SummerGuest

Shelf Respect

Brookline Village
WEDNESDAY FEB 14
7 PM
Open to teens and adults.
WhentheMoonWasOur

Read and Meet

Coolidge Corner
THURSDAY FEB 15
7 PM
Open to adults.
Quiet

Mystery

Brookline Village
TUESDAY FEB 20
Noon-1 PM
Open to adults.
CuckoosCalling

And the Award Goes To...

Coolidge Corner
WEDNESDAY FEB 21
2-3 PM
Open to adults.
SabbathsTheater

Putterham

Putterham
MONDAY FEB 26
2-3:30 PM
Open to adults.
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