Monday, September 5th 2022

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Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration – 中秋節慶祝活動

DRAFT Mid-Autumn Festival graphics 2022
Coolidge Corner Library

SUNDAY, September 11 from 2–4 PM

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with the Public Library of Brookline, in person! Join us at the Coolidge Corner Library from 2–4 PM on Sunday, September 11 for:
  • Flower arranging for adults
  • Lantern decorating for children and families
  • Delicious snacks
  • Riddle games
  • and more!
布克拉圖書館與你同賀中秋! 過去兩年因疫情關係不能在館內與大家賀中秋, 深感遺憾。今年請於九月十一日,星期天,下午二時至四時來到Coolidge Corner 圖書館與我們同賀中秋! 節目豐富, 老少咸宜, 大家不容錯過:
  • 成人插花活動
  • 兒童燈籠手作
  • 猜燈謎
  • 淺嘗月餅, 小吃
  • 及其他活動
This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Asian American Family Network, Trader Joe’s, Stop&Shop, and Wegman’s Food Markets. This event is also generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation and the Library Trustees.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover at Hall’s Pond

This summer at the Library was all about adventures so we could “Read Beyond the Beaten Path!” A stuffed animal sleepover--complete with a trip to Hall’s Pond Sanctuary and Amory Playground--made for the perfect adventure right here in Brookline. Your stuffed animals had such a good time that they wrote all about their adventures (with a little help from our librarians). Click here to read the full story of this year's stuffed animal sleepover!

Ongoing Children's Programs

FINAL Children's Ongoing Programs Social Media Fall 2022
Weekly and monthly children's programs are back at all three Library locations! Read up on our storytime options, drop-in after-school programs, and some brand new programs (including book clubs for elementary schoolers) on our ongoing children's programs page. For our full list of programs, including tween and teen programs, check out our events calendar.
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Popsicles and Programs

popsicle on blue background
Brookline Village Library

TUESDAY, September 6 at 2:30 PM

Welcome back to school! Join us in the Children’s Garden starting at 2:30 PM on the first day of school to have a sweet treat, tell us what you want to see at the Library this school year, and learn about Library programs and resources.

Kids, tweens, and teens of all ages are welcome to stop by. We will be handing out popsicles from 2:30 to 3:30 PM or while supplies last. Staff members will also be available to provide more information about programs, answer any questions, and help with registration for our book clubs and role playing game groups.

If the weather is not suitable for an outdoor program, this event will be moved to Rabbit Hole. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.

Tween D&D at the Library: Character Creation

Tween D&D at the Library
Brookline Village Library

WEDNESDAY, September 7 at 3 PM

Dungeons & Dragons is coming back to the Brookline Village Library Tween Room! If you have never created a character for D&D (or you still need practice), this one-time event will get you ready with a brand new character. This D&D program will use tabletop, pen and paper play. No computers or voice chat needed. All character sheets, pencils, and dice will be provided. This event will not feature any game play. The regular play sessions will begin for tweens on September 21.

Sign up for Tween D&D through Eventbrite here.

Limit to 10 participants per session. For tweens in grades 5-7 only. This session is in person, but Eventbrite registration is still required.

ELL Creative Writing Series: In Your Own Words

Writing Series
Brookline Village Library

THURSDAY, September 15 at 12:30 PM

Join us for a fun, friendly series of three workshops on September 15, September 29, and October 13 as we explore the topic of creative writing in English. This program will help you build on your current knowledge and take your writing beyond a typical classroom setting. Become a part of a supportive group, and see how expressing yourself creatively can make your skills stronger.

This program is open to all adult English language learners who are comfortable writing full sentences in English – no creative writing experience required. This series includes three 90-minute writing workshops. You can attend any or all of the sessions. No registration required. Please note that we will not be able to accommodate children or strollers due to space constraints.

Brookline Porchfest

Porchfest 2022
Brookline Village Library and Putterham Library

SATURDAY, September 17

The Library is delighted to participate in Brookline Porchfest 2022! This event features local musicians performing on porches all around town, and the Library will be hosting several bands. Stop by to see the following performers in concert:
  • 12-1 PM at the Brookline Village Library: Polar Vortex
  • 1-2 PM at the Brookline Village Library: Tim from School Night
  • 2-3 PM at the Putterham Library: Vertigo Trio
  • 3-4 PM at the Putterham Library: Antarctica
We recommend bringing a picnic blanket or folding chair to sit on. At the Brookline Village Library, your local librarians will also be stationed outdoors with free books, bookmarks, and more – so come say hello!

For more information on Brookline Porchfest and a complete 2022 schedule, click here.
The rain date for Brookline Porchfest is Saturday, September 24.

On Display at the Library

Brookline Village Library
The next time you visit the Brookline Village Library, make sure to check out our exhibits:

In Hunneman Hall
The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape - on display through October 31
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. Exhibition companion books are available in the Minuteman Library Network. There will be an opening reception for this exhibit on Sunday, September 18 from 1:30-4:30 PM.

In the Main Lobby
Harpoon Cartoons: The Art of Christopher MacDonald - on display through September 17
Christopher MacDonald is an artist who specializes in animation and illustration. He has an aesthetic interest in days gone by, utilizing early 20th century cartoons and retro gaming as a lens in order to experience the stories he tells.

The Art of Lexi D - on display through September 17
Lexi D has been a hobbyist illustrator and designer since she first got her hands on a 64 piece set of Crayola Crayons at the ripe age of 8. Her work is inspired by fantasy, cartoons, video games, and maximalism.

In the Children's Room
Kai, Max, and Harrison’s Bubblegum Collection and Mia’s LEGO Collection - on display through September 12
In our wall case, Mia shares her LEGO and Aquabeads collection. Mia’s favorite color is blue, and she is excited to share the LEGOs gifted to her by friends and family! In our flat case, Kai, Max, and Harrison share their bubblegum collection. They started this collection in 2020, and are up to 3 boxes full of gum! Stop by the Brookline Village Children’s Room to see these amazing collections. And sign up for a slot in our display cases here!

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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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