Monday, July 4th 2022

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ideaSPACE Make & Meet: 3D Printed Constellations

Brookline Village Library

MONDAY, July 11 at 7 PM

Want to make something awesome and meet the Library’s ideaSPACE tools up close? Then ideaSPACE Make & Meet is for you! These drop-in, hands-on activities are designed to give you a chance to ask questions and get creative with some of our favorite machines in the collection.

This month, we’ll be creating 3D printed glow-in-the-dark constellations using our 3D printers. Swing by anytime between 7 and 8 PM to join in! This project is both kiddo- and grown-up-friendly, so the whole family is welcome to participate. Bring your own device or borrow one of our Chromebooks to learn to use free, web-based CAD software to make your own 3D printing design OR draw your constellation on one of our 3D printing worksheets, and we’ll do the 3D-ifying for you! Finished 3D prints will be ready for pick-up at the Library in about a week.

This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

On Exhibit at the Library

black and white portrait of immigrant woman from zambia
Coolidge Corner Library
The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape
Mark Chester’s powerful photographs create a visual archive that celebrates the broad diversity of Massachusetts’ citizens, who hail from most of the 195 countries and territories around the globe. Chester’s portraits of new Americans tell the story of who they are and how they have transformed the culture of the Bay State. They show the vast cultural resources and rich ethnic heritage of the Bay State’s 351 towns and cities. On exhibit at the Coolidge Corner Library through August 31. For more information on this exhibit, visit our website.

Animal World Experience: The Scoop on Poop

At Winthrop Square Park

FRIDAY, July 8 at 3 PM

Discover the wonderful world of poop like never before with Matt from Animal Word Experience! He will teach you how to be a “Poop Detective” and you will even get to meet some real-life super poopers! Recommended for ages 5–9.

This program will meet at Winthrop Square Park, outside the Minot Rose Garden, so bring a blanket, water bottle, and sunscreen! In the event of rain or extreme heat, we will meet at the Brookline Village Library in Hunneman Hall. Any location change will be announced on Library social media and our calendar listing will be updated. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.
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Translate Gender LGBTQIA+ Youth Summer Series


Affirmations: Trans Book Club

Tuesday, July 5 at 7 PM

Join our virtual book clubs for trans & nonbinary youth ages 8-13. Readers can explore, question, and connect with one another through books centering trans, nonbinary, and gender-creative characters. In partnership with High Five Books. This month's title for discussion is Obie Is Man Enough by Schuyler Bailar. To join these unique, safe, brave virtual literature spaces, register here.

Trans Rights in MA and Beyond – An Overview of Trans Rights in Massachusetts

Tuesday, July 12 at 7 PM

In this virtual workshop, Carmel Valentine, executive director of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition, will give an overview of the history of trans rights in MA, including how we got to where we are now, where we are headed, and what work still needs to be done. Founded in 2001, the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MPTC) is an advocacy, education, and community leadership organization that works to ensure the wellbeing, safety, and lived equity of all trans, nonbinary, and gender expansive community members in Massachusetts. This program is open to all teens. Click here to register for Trans Rights in MA and Beyond.

STEM for Kids: Building!

STEM building program
Brookline Village Library

WEDNESDAY, July 6 at 3:30 PM

Calling all engineers! Join us to learn about how buildings are made, work on a blueprint, and create your own (smaller) structures. There will even be a building challenge involving candy and toothpicks! This program is recommended for kids ages 5-9.

This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.

Campfire Songs with Music With Julie

Julie Stepanek poses in woods with ukulele
Brookline Village Library

MONDAY, July 11 at 10:30 AM

Join Music With Julie outdoors for for some fun and funny campfire songs. 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 Library social media and our calendar listing will be updated. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.

Boabom Meditation Series

Boabom Meditation Series Summer 2022
Brookline Village Library

Begins THURSDAY, July 14 at 6 PM

Join us at the Library as we partner with The Boston School of Boabom for three meditation sessions! Boabom Meditation is a system of meditation techniques that use breathwork and the imagination to increase focus, release stress, build calm, and develop positive energy. This series will meet on Thursdays, July 14, 21, and 28–you are welcome to attend any or all sessions. Feel free to bring mats and pillows.

These sessions will be led by Yemado, a senior teacher of Boabom, Seamm Jasani, and Yaanbao, and the Director of The Boston School of Boabom, located right here in Brookline. He has taught courses and seminars throughout the United States, as well as in Europe, Asia, and South America. He is the co-translator and editor of a number of books about the Boabom Arts, including The Secret Art of Seamm-Jasani.

Attend in person or register to attend virtually over Zoom here!

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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