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Monday, February 15th 2021

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Printing at the Library

Print at the Library
Have you missed printing at the Library? So have we! That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that starting Tuesday, February 16, the Library will be able to offer printing services again. You'll be able to print up to 15 free pages of black and white printing per day. For full details and printing instructions, please visit our website.

Black History Month Reading Recommendations:

Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror

Black History Month: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror
We are celebrating Black History Month with weekly reading recommendation lists throughout February! This list features works of science fiction, fantasy, and horror by Black authors for readers of all ages. Each book is available through the Minuteman Library Network. All you need is your library card!

Check out our recommendations here!

Vacation Week Book Bundles!

FINAL Teen Tween Kids bundles social media Feb. 2021

TUESDAY, February 16 - Saturday, February 20

Beat the winter blues with a Vacation Week Book Bundle! Visit any Library location between Tuesday, February 16 and Saturday, February 20 to check out a bundle, no reservation necessary. Simply ask over the intercom for a teen, tween, or kids bundle and receive five specially-selected books, a combination of fiction and graphic novels. Kids' bundles are geared for 3rd-4th graders, tween bundles are geared for 5th-7th graders, and teen bundles are geared for 8th-12th graders.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Storytime At Home

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Join your Brookline children's librarians for a NEW virtual storytime available anytime! Register for the program on Eventbrite anytime during the session, which starts February 18, 2021 at 7 PM and runs through April 3, 2021. Throughout the course of this session, you'll get a weekly email with a link to a pre-recorded storytime prepared by your favorite Brookline librarians. You'll also have an opportunity to reserve a personal Storytime at Home Kit filled with storytime essentials, so register early! Find out more information on our website.

Virtual Game Night: Among Us

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THURSDAY, February 18 at 4 PM

February vacation week got you feeling sus? Join us on February 18 at 4 PM for an afternoon of Among Us. Open to teens in grades 8-12 only.

Register for the game night here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

An Evening with Desmond Hall and Christina Hammonds Reed

DRAFT BHM Hall and Reed Author Event 2021 (1)

TUESDAY, February 23 at 7 PM

Join us for an evening with two outstanding YA authors, Desmond Hall and Christina Hammonds Reed, to discuss their writing process, Black history, working on historical fiction, and the world of YA. We are delighted to partner with 826 Boston for this event, and the conversation will be led by 826 Boston student leaders.

Register to attend this author event here!

This event will be held live through Zoom on Tuesday, February 23 at 7 PM. A recording will also be available post-event on the Public Library of Brookline’s YouTube channel.

Florida Ruffin Ridley and Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin

Florida Ruffin Ridley
Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin

SATURDAY, February 27 at 3 PM

How much do you know about Florida Ruffin Ridley, the Brookline resident for whom the former Coolidge Corner School is named? Dolita Cathcart, Associate Professor of History at Wheaton College, will discuss the life and legacy of this groundbreaking figure, along with her influential mother, Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin.

To register, please click here!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Program Recordings

Couldn't make it to our programs last week? Not to worry: We've posted the recordings online!

You can play along with Pop Culture Trivia for all ages whenever you want.
And you can watch the recording of Robert Reich in conversation with Tiziana Dearing, hosted by the Newton Free Library.
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