Monday, July 11th 2022

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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.

Bunny Basics with the House Rabbit Network

Bunny wearing sunglasses
Brookline Village Library

TUESDAY, July 19 at 3 PM

Everybody loves some bunny! The House Rabbit Network and their furry friends are coming to the Library to tell us what kinds of things their shelter volunteers do, what it’s like to adopt and care for a house rabbit, and go over some fun bunny basics! This program is recommended for ages 5 – 9 but kids and families of all ages are welcome!

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.

Climate Justice – Addressing the

Disproportionate Impacts of Climate Change

Nia Keith climate change program

WEDNESDAY, July 20 at 7 PM

Climate change is often described as an environmental problem with scientific solutions, but it’s more than that. Where does social justice and climate change overlap? How does identity (race, ethnicity, gender, etc.) influence the way a person will be impacted by climate change? And how can we, as concerned community members, fight climate change in a way that is just and equitable for all?

Join Nia Keith, social justice educator and climate activist, as we examine the connection between societal inequities and climate impacts. Then we’ll discuss ways to support the most dynamic climate justice initiatives today, led by youth and People of Color around the world.

Click here to register for this virtual program! After registering, you will receive an email from with the Zoom link and information about the event.

This program is in partnership with the Ashland Public Library. This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.
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Tween Crafternoon: Glitter Jars

Brookline Village Library

THURSDAY, July 14 at 3 PM

Join us on the second Thursday afternoon of each month during the summer for a fun craft in the Tween Room! In July we’ll be making glitter jars!

Open to tweens in grades 5-7 only. As supplies last. No registration required.

Flubber Making in the Park

At Winthrop Square Park

TUESDAY, July 19 at 3 PM

Join us at Winthrop Square Park at 3 PM for a fun science experiment: making flubber! We will be using liquid watercolors, shaving foam, and other ingredients for this craft, so be sure to dress appropriately (including sunscreen).

If the weather is not suitable for an outdoor program, the program will be moved indoors to the Coolidge Corner Library program room. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.

Working with Dangerous Animals – Hybrid

alligator photo
Putterham Library

WEDNESDAY, July 20 at 6:30 PM

Venomous snakes, massive pythons, alligators, and polar bears, oh my! Join us for a hybrid presentation with Joy Marzolf from Joys of Nature to discover what it’s like to work with dangerous animals. Find out what some scientists are learning about venomous snakes by studying them in the wild and captivity. Learn how animal keepers and scientists stay safe when working with captive alligators or wild crocodiles. Why is it important to train captive polar bears, sea lions, and even sea otters in zoos? Don’t miss meeting some live animals at the end, including Penelope the alligator!

This is a hybrid program. You can join us in-person in the Putterham Library Meeting Room, or you can attend this program virtually on Zoom. Registration is required for Zoom attendance. Click here to register for this program on Zoom.

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