Monday, April 5th 2021

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Library Updates

Contactless Pickup

With Brookline’s COVID-19 risk status remaining in the green, plus the return of warmer weather, we’re excited to announce that all Library locations have eliminated the use of intercoms for contactless pickup. Our setup is returning to how it was in the fall; for complete contactless pickup details, please visit our website.

Book Donations

As of today, the Library is once again accepting book donations! You can donate books at any Brookline Library location. At the Brookline Village Library, please bring your donations to the loading dock off of School Street. At the Coolidge Corner and Putterham Libraries, put your donations through the book drop. Please note that we cannot accept magazines or textbooks.

Book Sale

The Friends of the Library Book Sale will reopen on Wednesday, April 14. The outdoor Book Sale will be available during operating hours at all three Library locations, weather permitting.

Picking up Holds

Over the past months, we have been giving patrons extra time to check out items that are ready for pickup. As we enter spring, we will be returning to the one-week deadline for picking up holds. Beginning Tuesday, April 20, patrons will have one week to check out holds that are ready for pickup. Materials that have been on the hold shelf for more than a week will be put back into circulation.

Storytime at Home

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Join us for Session 2 of our Storytime at Home program! Sign up on Eventbrite anytime during the session, which starts April 8, 2021 at 7 PM and runs through May 22, 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! Learn more about the program and sign up here.

Storytime Updates

We will be taking a short break from our live storytimes between April 5 and April 10. When we return on Tuesday, April 13, our weekly Tuesday storytime at 3:30 PM will be moving to Zoom, so be sure to register here!
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ideaSPACE April Craft-Along Kits Reservations

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THURSDAY, April 8 at 7 PM

We miss making with you! That’s why we’ve created ideaSPACE Craft-Along Kits – complete with everything you need to make an awesome DIY project and an online video workshop hosted by one of your local Brookline librarians, perfect for makers of all ages! This month's Craft-Along project (for ages 13-103) is macramé, and the Craft-Along Jr. project (for ages 5-9) is book binding.

Sign up for a kit on Eventbrite starting Thursday, April 8 at 7 PM. For full details and crafting instructions, please visit our website.

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


MONDAY, April 12 at 7 PM

Feeling a little stressed? Want to share your fandom? Grab a Teen Stress Less Kit (for grades 8-12) or a Tween/Teen Fandom Kit (for grades 5-12.) to relax and create! This month's Teen Stress Less Kit comes with everything you need to make calming, sparkling glitter jars. This month's Fandom Kit comes with everything you need to make your very own Avatar: The Last Airbender-inspired bending prop.

Sign up for a kit on Eventbrite starting Monday, April 12 at 7 PM. For full details and crafting instructions, please visit our website.

Genealogy Series: Navigating Online Resources

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WEDNESDAY, April 14 at 3 PM

Genealogy enthusiasts have a wealth of online resources to choose from when conducting research. Which sites are most helpful, and how can you make the most of them? Genealogy expert Seema Kenney will demonstrate and discuss search techniques that should make finding any type of information on the Internet easier. Both subscription and free sites will be included.

To register, please click here!

This workshop is part two of a series. You can attend this session whether or not you attended the first workshop. (You can also watch a recording of the first session here.) The remaining workshop, Personal Digital Archiving, will be offered on May 12. This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

Virtual: Attracting Birds, Butterflies, Bees, and Other Beneficials with John Root


SATURDAY, April 17 at 2 PM

Join us for a lively program about ways to promote birds, bees, and butterfly visitors to our gardens!

To register please click here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Generously sponsored by the Brookline Arts Council and the Library Trustees.
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