Monday, February 22nd 2021

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Black History Month Reading Recommendations:


Black History Month: Histories
We are celebrating Black History Month with weekly reading recommendation lists throughout February! This week we're highlighting books about Black history for readers of all ages. Check out this week's recommendations, or browse through our lists from previous weeks. Each book is available through the Minuteman Library Network. All you need is your library card!

Check out our recommendations here!

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.

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 the Library is now offering printing services again. You can to print up to 15 free pages of black and white printing per day. For full details and printing instructions, please visit our website.
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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.

Women in World Jazz Virtual Concert

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SATURDAY, March 6 at 2 PM

Join us as we celebrate Women’s History Month with a virtual concert! Women in World Jazz presents an educational performance for the whole family featuring an international ensemble of all-female performers showcasing music from around the world.

Women in World Jazz features world music composed by women artists past and present. From USA Blues and Jazz styles, the group ventures to Jamaica, Brazil, Japan, Cape Verde, and Israel to celebrate the diversity and power of creativity. Audience members will have a chance to ask questions and are invited to create their own music by bringing a shaker instrument (you can make a shaker using a vitamin container or soda bottle). This interactive tribute to women composers from around the globe will delight adults and kids of all ages.

Sign up to see the concert on Zoom Webinar here! Or watch the livestream on the Library’s Facebook page.

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation and the Library Trustees.

Storytime At Home

FINAL Storytime At Home square Feb. 2021
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.
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