Monday, June 13th 2022

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Summer Hours and Holiday Closures

The Library is moving to our summer schedule this weekend. Starting Saturday, June 18 and continuing throughout the summer, the Brookline Village and Putterham Libraries will be closed on weekends.

Additionally, all Library locations will be closed Friday, June 17 for staff development and Sunday, June 19 and Monday, June 20 for Juneteenth. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, June 21.

Summer Reading Program!

Read Beyond the Beaten Path Summer Reading 2022 at the Public Library of Brookline

June 21 - August 12

Join the 2022 Summer Reading Program with the Public Library of Brookline! Explore the wide and wonderful world of reading this summer with exciting programs and fun prizes. The program is open to community members of all ages, from kids through adults.

Kids can read for 20 hours and earn our exclusive Summer Reading Kit. For every five hours of reading, kids can earn additional spins on our prize wheel. Tweens, teens, and adults can earn a spin on our prize wheel for checking out items from the Library. Limit of one spin per person per day. We'll have both instant-win prizes and entries into our grand prize raffle for gift cards to local businesses.

Kids, tweens, and teens can sign up for Summer Reading here. No registration required for adults. Check out our Summer Reading page for more information about the program!

Summer Reading Kickoff

Coolidge Corner Library
TUESDAY, June 14 from 2:30-4 PM
Putterham Library
WEDNESDAY, June 15 from 2:30-4 PM
Kids, tweens, teens, and their families are invited to our Summer Reading Kickoffs to celebrate the start of summer reading with ice cream and popsicles! Drop by to sign up for our 2022 Summer Reading Program and enjoy a sweet treat. Library staff will be on hand to answer questions and help you sign up on our online reading platform.

Museum & Recreation Pass Updates

We are delighted to announce that passes to the Puppet Showplace Theater are back! The theater is showing a variety of programs on the weekends this summer, and you can book a pass from the Library to get discounted admission. Our passes to the Puppet Showplace Theater are now digital, so you can reserve a pass and then book your discounted ticket through the theater even more conveniently.

We are also pleased to announce that the Children's Museum will be offering additional passes, on Mondays and Tuesdays, throughout the summer. And if you're looking to get outdoors, don't forget about our passes to various Trustees sites around Massachusetts!

You can see our full selections of museum and recreation passes here. Passes can be reserved online, over the phone (617-730-2370), or in person at any Brookline Library location.
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On Exhibit at the Library

photo of hall's pond sanctuary
Brookline Village Library
Portraits and Voices of the African American Golf Experience - The portraits contained in this exhibit were chosen to highlight the African American golf experience by featuring the work of esteemed photographer Michael Faye. Courtesy of the USGA Golf Museum and Library. On display through June 30.

Golf in Brookline - The USGA is hosting the U.S. Open in Brookline this June. To celebrate, our librarians have put together a display on the history of golf in Brookline, featuring materials from our local history collection. On display through June 30.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month - The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations, in partnership with the Brookline Village Library, has reached out to members of the Brookline community to gather items that represent AAPI heritage, and is excited to share them with you through this AAPI Heritage Month Exhibit. On display through June 30.
Coolidge Corner Library
Hall's Pond Sanctuary - This exhibit celebrates the beauty of this Brookline wildlife sanctuary. Curated by the Friends of Hall’s Pond, who help keep our hidden local jewel box of nature green and healthy. On display through July 31.
Putterham Library
Pandemic Feelings: The First Six Months - The 10 images in Anne Robertson's “Pandemic Feelings” series were made in August, 2020, and are the artist’s visual representations of some of the feelings she and her friends had during those early months of the pandemic. On display through July 31.

ELL Program Summer Celebration

FINAL ELL Celebration graphic June 2022
Brookline Village Library

WEDNESDAY, June 15 from 2:30-4:30 PM

Join us for a celebration of our English Language Learning program! This party is for everyone who already takes part in ELL programs at the Library – English Club, ELL Film Group, and tutors and students in the tutoring program – and for those who want to learn more about these programs. Your families and children are welcome, too! We’ll have lawn games, activities, and snacks for everyone to enjoy. No registration necessary; just stop by anytime between 2:30 - 4:30 PM. We look forward to seeing you!

This event will take place on the Brookline Village Library lawn. If the weather is not suitable, we will meet inside in Hunneman Hall instead.

Want to learn more about ELL at the Library? Click here to learn about our English Language Learning programs.

This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

Campfire Pajama Storytime

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Brookline Village Library

THURSDAY, June 16 at 6:30 PM

Meet us outside on the Library Lawn for a campfire-themed Pajama Storytime! Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal to enjoy our summer tales! This storytime is geared for kids who are ages 0-5 years old.

Storytime tickets are not required for this event. If the weather is not suitable for an outdoor program, the program will be moved indoors. Any location change will be announced on library social media and the calendar listing will be updated.

Outdoor Tai Chi Class

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at Winthrop Square Park

MONDAY, June 27 at 10:30 AM

Cloud Hands, a movement taken from the longer Tai Chi set, is perhaps the one movement that is most representative of the art of Tai Chi. In itself it is a complete exercise with a lot of the benefits of the full Tai Chi form but is easier to learn and can be done in a smaller space. In this one-hour overview we will build this movement up from its component parts to learn this beneficial health exercise.

Instructor Anson Rathbone became an acupuncturist after pursuing an interest in various Chinese therapeutic movement exercises for several years that he learned from a number of teachers. Taiji Chuan and various styles and forms of Qi Gong and Dao Yin comprise most of what he learned. He has long held to the ideal of, when possible, putting effective traditional methods for health restoration and maintenance into people’s hands so that they may use them to sustain their wellbeing.

This event will take place in Winthrop Square Park (St. Paul Street & Browne Street). In case of rain, it will take place at the Coolidge Corner Library. 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!

For a listing of book group and movie screening titles, please visit our website.
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