Monday, August 8th 2022

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Ryka Aoki Author Talk

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MONDAY, August 15 at 7 PM

Join us for a virtual talk and Q&A with Ryka Aoki in celebration of the paperback release of her novel, Light from Uncommon Stars! Good Omens meets The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet in Ryka Aoki’s Light from Uncommon Stars, a defiantly joyful adventure set in California’s San Gabriel Valley, with cursed violins, Faustian bargains, and queer alien courtship over fresh-made donuts.

Click here to register for this virtual event!

This program is in partnership with the Morse Institute Library (Natick), Cary Library (Lexington), and the Brockton Public Library. This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

Copies of Light from Uncommon Stars are available courtesy of Brookline Booksmith.

Want to discuss Light from Uncommon Stars ahead of this event, and even help come up with questions to ask the author? Join us at our monthly Queer Reading Group on Thursday, August 11 at 7 PM at the Brookline Village Library or via Zoom. We'll discuss the book, think up questions, and snack on donuts!

ideaSPACE Make & Meet: breakerSPACE

Brookline Village Library

WEDNESDAY, August 10 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’re leaving the making behind and trying our hands at breaking instead! Don your safety glasses and ready your screwdrivers – we’ll be taking apart some old Chromebooks to see what’s inside. Find and label all the parts you can to win your own breakerSPACE button set or tote bag. 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.

We’re so excited about this program, we’re running it twice! Join us for a Tween & Teen breakerSPACE on Friday, August 26 at 3 PM.
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Canceled: Songs with Seth

Please note that Songs with Seth in Winthrop Square Park, originally scheduled for Tuesday, August 9, has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Virtual Family Adventure Trivia

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WEDNESDAY, August 10 at 7 PM

Test your survival skills with our Virtual Family Adventure Trivia! Find out how well you know classic survival stories, facts about the wilderness, and more. This program is for families and kids of all ages and will be hosted on Zoom. Our trivia winners will receive prizes, so you don’t want to miss out.

Click here to register for Virtual Family Adventure Trivia!

Some important details for this event: You will need TWO DEVICES in order to enjoy the optimal experience – a computer/smart phone (to join the program on Zoom) and a smart phone or tablet (to play the game). If you’re playing with multiple people in the same household, only one person needs to register for and open the Zoom call. The remaining players can play the game from other devices (one per person). You can also play as one team, in which case, you’d only need one other device.

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

Tween Crafternoon: Pony Bead Bracelets

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Brookline Village Library

THURSDAY, August 11 at 3 PM

Join us on the second Thursday afternoon of each month during the summer for a fun craft in the Tween Room! For August we’ll be making pony bead bracelets.

Open to tweens in grades 5-7 only. As supplies last. No registration required. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.

Hiking Lantern Suncatchers

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Putterham Library

FRIDAY, August 12 at 3 PM

Decorate your own hiking lantern suncatchers while enjoying some sun outside in our garden. This program is for ages 3 years-old and up.

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

An Afternoon with

The Animal Rescue League of Boston

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Brookline Village Library

TUESDAY, August 16 at 3 PM

Join us at the Library for a very special afternoon visit with The Animal Rescue League of Boston! President & CEO Dr. Edward Schettino will be sharing an overview of the local non-profit organization along with its history and impacts, then Director of Veterinary Medicine Dr. Nicole Breda and Lead Veterinarian Dr. Markeya Williams will be speaking about the organization’s community and shelter medicine programs.

A Q&A session will be offered at the end for a chance to have your questions answered by the team – and you might just get to meet some four-legged friends!

This event is for adults and kids of all ages.
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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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