Monday, April 12th 2021

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Library Closed for Patriots' Day

All Public Library of Brookline locations will be closed Monday, April 19 for Patriots' Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, April 20.

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


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.

April Vacation Book Bundles for Teens, Tweens, and Kids!

FINAL Vacation Week Teen Tween Kids bundles social media Apr. 2021

MONDAY, April 8 - SATURDAY, April 17

Prepare for a sunny April vacation with a special book bundle! Visit any Library location between Monday, April 12 and Saturday, April 17 to check out a bundle, no reservation necessary. Simply ask at the door 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.

Act Up & Vote! Program Recording

DRAFT Act Up & Vote Play Apr APC 2021
Couldn't make it to our screening and talkback of Act Up & Vote? The recording is now available to watch online until Friday, April 23. Act Up & Vote! is a work of investigative theater that explores voting and civic engagement. Performed by Central Square Theater's Youth Underground, the play is great for teens, tweens, and adults!

Watch Act Up & Vote!

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

FINAL Teen Stress Less Kit April Animated Social Media

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! April'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 Mandarin Storytime 网上普通话故事时间


THURSDAY, April 15 at 3:30 PM

Join us for a BRAND-NEW world language storytime! Come and enjoy stories and songs in Mandarin with us on Zoom. This storytime is for children ages 0-5.

欢迎加入我们全新的世界语言故事时间! 来和我们一起在Zoom上欣赏普通话的故事和歌曲。这个故事时间适合0-5岁的孩子参加。

Sign up for Mandarin Storytime on Zoom Here.
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April Is Poetry Month!

Happy Poetry Month! To celebrate, we will be sharing weekly videos of our staff reading some of their favorite poems for kids and adults starting Friday, April 9! Make sure to check them out on our Facebook page.
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