Monday, August 22nd 2022

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Summer Staff Recommendations

All My Rage Sabaa Tahir
Big Girl Mecca Jamilah Sullivan
I Kissed Shara Wheeler Casey McQuiston
Summer, of course, means summer reading. And while this year's summer reading program has come to a close, there's still plenty of time left for more books. So we're sharing some of the books our staff have read and loved this summer, whether they're classic titles or new releases. All of these books are available to borrow--all you need is your library card!

All My Rage by Sabaa Tahis
Big Girl by Mecca Jamilah Sullivan
Dead Collections by Isaac Fellman
A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
Hell Followed With Us by Andrew Joseph White
The Hurting Kind by Ada Limón
I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston
In Defense of Witches by Mona Chollet, translated by Sophie R. Lewis
My Broken Language Quiara Alegria Hudes
Sleepless comic
The Stardust Thief Chelsea Abdullah
M Is for Monster by Talia Dutton
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
My Broken Language by Quiara Alegría Hudes
A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers
Sleepless by Sarah Vaughn, Leila del Duca, Alissa Sallah, and Deron Bennett
The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah
Survive the Night by Riley Sager
The Witness for the Dead by Katherine Addison
World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Brookline Village Library

TUESDAY, August 23 - Wednesday, August 24

Send your toy on an adventure to Hall’s Pond for sports, exploring nature, and more! Your toy will enjoy a special trip and return to the library on Wednesday evening with a fun surprise for you! Drop off your stuffed animal at the Brookline Village Library Children’s Room desk before 5 PM on Tuesday, August 23, and pick it up after 6 PM on Wednesday, August 24.
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Making Your Own Mirror:

Self Portraits + Gender Expression


TUESDAY, August 23 at 7 PM

Teens and tweens, join us for a virtual workshop, part of the LGBTQIA+ Summer Series!

What are the ways you express yourself? Do you ever feel like there are limits to your self-expression? Art can be a very liberating and experimental way to play with and explore gender identity. We will discuss how at times appearance and other’s perceptions of us can conflict with one’s identity or how you see yourself. You will be invited to explore gender identity and expression through self-portraiture. We will create a working definition of self-portraiture and all skill levels are encouraged to join! This program will be facilitated by Paula Mascuch (they/them).

Click here to register for Making Your Own Mirror!

Tween/Teen ideaSPACE Make & Meet: breakerSPACE

Brookline Village Library

FRIDAY, August 26 at 3 PM

Tweens and teens, 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 3 and 4 PM to join in! This breakerSPACE is for tweens and teens only.

Tween/Teen Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

Calling all tweens and teens: set out for adventure in our Outdoor Scavenger Hunt! This scavenger hunt has three quests to complete, each starting at all of our Libraries: Brookline Village, Coolidge Corner, and Putterham, available now through Sunday September 25. There are three clues per quest, inside and outside. Be prepared to walk a bit from each Library for the final clue, but not too far. Bring a pencil or pen along with you as well.

Once you finish each quest of the scavenger hunt, you should collect a sticker that proves you found the final hidden clue. Place the sticker on your map. Every time you collect one quest sticker, head to the nearest Library to collect a prize. When you collect all three stickers, head to the nearest Library to get your extra special prize!

This scavenger hunt is for tweens and teens (ages 10-18). However, if you want to work together as a group or family (with a tween or teen included) to complete the hunt, that’s fine!
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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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