Monday, May 3rd 2021

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Genealogy Series: Personal Digital Archiving

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This program was rescheduled from Saturday, April 17, 2021

WEDNESDAY, May 12 at 3 PM

Learn the basics of archiving your personal digital photographs, audiovisual material, social media, emails, and more! Get an overview of why digital preservation is important for your personal digital materials, and gain confidence on how to safely archive them, in this workshop with veteran archivist Jessica Steytler, Public Library of Brookline Special Collections.

This workshop is part three of a series. You can attend this session whether or not you attended the previous sessions. You can also watch recordings of the first two workshops on our YouTube channel.

To register, please click here!

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong

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SATURDAYS, May 15 and 22 at 9:30 AM

In these two classes, instructor Anson Rathbone will introduce a breathing and movement practice called Tai Chi Qigong 18 Forms. This set is made up of a combination of movements from Tai Chi and Qigong breathing and movements. When done regularly, the set has been shown to have many benefits for the mind and body. It is simple to learn, and the moves can be adapted to suit the needs of the individual.

Class one will be an overview of the first half of the set and class two will be an overview of the second half of the set, so participation in both sessions is recommended. Each class will have a short Q&A segment at the end.

To register, please click here!
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Virtual Magic: The Gathering


WEDNESDAY, May 5 at 3:30 PM

Join us for a two part virtual Magic: the Gathering program!

May 5: Never played Magic before? Never played on Arena before? Join our librarians as we help you learn the rules of the game and how to play on Epic Games’ virtual platform.

May 12: Beat the librarians! Slots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Players will be able to view the librarian’s hand and cheer on as they face off against attendees one by one.

For tweens and teens only. Limited to 10 players.

Some set up is required before the first session. Visit the website for more details, including how to register.

ideaSPACE May Craft-Along Kits Reservations

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THURSDAY, May 6 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 makers of all ages!

Here's how it works:
  1. Reserve your Craft-Along (for makers ages 13-103) or Craft-Along Jr. (for makers ages 5-9) Kit on Eventbrite beginning Thursday, May 6 at 7 PM.
  2. We'll put your kit(s) on the holdshelf for two weeks, starting at Noon on Monday, May 10. Just swing by the Library any time during open hours to pick them up!
  3. Whenever you're ready for a craft night, open up your kit and follow the shortlink to your video workshop. That's it! You can keep everything in your Craft-Along - no returns necessary.
What's in this month's Craft-Along?
Craft-Along Jr. Kits (recommended for ages 5-9, plus a grown-up) come with everything you need to create your own Pipe Cleaner Birds!
Craft-Along Kits (recommended for ages 13-103) are packed with all the tools and supplies to make your own Macramé Wall Hanging!

Didn't get a kit this month?
You can still Craft-Along with the videos when they're posted on our YouTube Channel! Find the full list of materials you'll need on our website.

Virtual Taiwanese Storytime

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FRIDAY, May 7 at 3:30 PM

Join us for virtual stories and songs in Taiwanese. Ages five and under.

Sign up to join the Taiwanese Storytime here!
To watch the Facebook livestream, click here.

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