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Monday, May 17th 2021

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Libraries Re-Opening for Limited Browsing June 1

We are thrilled to announce the re-opening of the Public Library of Brookline! On June 1, at 10 AM, we will open our doors to the public for browsing and in-house computer use at all three locations. For more details about our re-opening, please see this letter from the Library Director.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with our digital book display! We’re highlighting books and movies by and about Asian and Pacific Americans throughout history for readers of all ages. Each item is available through the Minuteman Library Network. All you need is your library card!

Check out our digital display!

Looking for more ways to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Month? Tune in to Facebook, where staff will be posting recommendations for their favorite #ownvoices AAPI books for all ages!

You can also pick up a copy of our AAPI activity sheet to share an Asian American or Pacific Islander story, person, or cool thing (like an invention, food, or piece of art) that is your particular favorite. If you'd prefer to draw your answer, that's great! The first 100 returned activity sheets will get a party favor, while supplies last. At the end of May, we will share what you and other library patrons love about AAPI Month!

ideaSPACE Tools Available to Borrow!

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We know you have a great idea. That's why we're so excited to bring you the tools to make it real. Beginning Monday, May 17, you'll be able to check out 3D printers, vinyl cutters, voice recorders, knitting needles, and crochet hooks from any Brookline Library location. Learn more on our website.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Tween/Teen Fandom and Teen Stress Less Kits

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MONDAY, May 17

Teens and tweens, feeling stressed? Want to share your fandom? Grab a Teen Stress Less Kit or a Tween/Teen Fandom Kit to relax and create! Kits are currently available to reserve. Reserve a kit here!

What's in this month's Teen Stress Less Kit?
Teen Stress Less Kit: Suncatchers (recommended for grades 8-12) comes with everything you need to make your very own origami suncatchers and a folded paper book hedgehog. Also included is a Mindfulness activity to encourage you to take some time to yourself and be in the moment.

What's in this month's Tween/Teen Fandom Kit?
Tween/Teen Fandom Kit: Totoro (recommended for grades 5-12) comes with everything you need to make your very own crochet Totoro.

Virtual Family Bingo Night

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THURSDAY, May 27 at 7 PM

Join us for a fun night of virtual family bingo! Each bingo winner will win an amazing prize, so don’t miss out! This program is for all ages and will be hosted on Zoom.

Click here to register for the Zoom link!

Some important details for this event: You will need TWO DEVICES in order to enjoy the optimal experience – a computer/smart phone (to join the program on Zoom) and a smart phone or tablet (to play the game). If you’re playing with multiple people in the same household, only one person needs to register for and open the Zoom call. The remaining players can play the game from other devices (one per person). You can also play as one team, in which case, you’d only need one other device.

This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.
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