Monday, January 11th 2021

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Read on for what's happening at the library this week.

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Library Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

All Public Library of Brookline locations will be closed Monday, January 18 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, January 19.

New Puzzle Collection!

puzzle collection
We are delighted to introduce a new collection to our Library of Things: puzzles! Check out our selection of puzzles ranging from 375-1000 pieces at the Brookline Village, Coolidge Corner, and Putterham Libraries. You can request a puzzle through our online catalog or by calling (617-730-2370) or chatting with a librarian.

Puzzles have four-week loan periods and must be picked up and returned at their owning locations. To return puzzles, please bring them to the pickup table during Library hours.

Book Sale Closing for Winter

Starting today, January 11, the book sale will be hibernating for the winter. We will not be accepting donations while the sale is closed. We look forward to resuming the book sale when nicer weather returns.
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New Times for Storytime

DRAFT BVCR New Storytimes Dec 2020
Storytime is back, with new dates and times! Virtual storytimes are now held on Tuesdays at 3:30 PM, live-streamed to Facebook, and on Saturdays at 10:30 AM, exclusively on Zoom. Visit our events calendar for more information about the Tuesday storytimes and the Saturday storytimes!

Virtual Cirque Fit Series


WEDNESDAYS, January 13, 20, and 27 at 6:30 PM

Build and maintain strength and mobility at home with Cirque Fit, a class from Esh Circus Arts. Classes will include a thorough warm-up, followed by exercises to build full-body strength, stability, and flexibility – all with a fun circus-inspired flair! No circus experience or special skills required! For more details on this series, visit our website.

Register for the Cirque Fit series here!

This series is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Library.

Reserve Your Tween/Teen Fandom or Teen Stress Less Kit!


THURSDAY, January 14 at 7 PM

We’ve rearranged our kit schedule to make it easier for all of you to register and so that we can offer you even more kits! New this week, we are offering even more Teen Stress Less Kits and our brand new Tween/Teen Fandom Kits. The calming activities of the Stress Less kits will help you chill, while the Fandom Kits include a creative task that will allow you to show off your fandom! This month's Stress Less Kit features a cozy theme and books you get to keep, and our Fandom Kit invites you to make your very own Among Us crewmate and fandom keychain.

Sign-ups for both kits start Thursday, January 14 at 7 PM.

Virtual Dungeons and Dragons



Join us for weekly D&D campaigns – virtually! All participants will need free accounts on,, and Discord. A computer with speakers and microphone capabilities is a plus, but not required. Those without a microphone can participate through text. Limit to 10 participants per session. For tweens and teens in grades 5-12 only.

Please register for sessions through Eventbrite here.
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Children, Tween, & Teen 2020 Book Round Up

FINAL YS Round Up Soc Med Posts 2020
Now that 2020 has come to a close, we want to know - what were your favorite children's books of the year? Every week through the month of January, take a short poll (it takes about 60 seconds!) at and tell us what you think. We'll share the results at the end of January. This week, we're focusing on books about real people and the impact they've made on the world.

Staff Favorites from 2020

We are celebrating the great books, comics, movies, shows, and games that came out in 2020. This was a difficult year, to say the least, and we are thankful for the art that provided escape and enrichment. Check out our compilation of 2020 titles that librarians loved. We have recommendations for adults, teens, tweens, and kids in all different genres, from bestsellers to hidden gems.

Check out our recommendations!

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