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Tuesday, December 5th 2017

Good morning reader!

Read on for what's happening at the library this week.
  • We want your suggestions for our upcoming Brookline Eats event series. Fill out our survey.
  • Our Brookline Village Early Release movie today starts at 1 PM: the live action Beauty and the Beast.
  • Join us next week for our Telescope launch party in Brookline Village on Monday December 11.
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PLEASE NOTE

All Public Library of Brookline locations will open at noon today instead of 10 AM for staff development.

Brookline Eats

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We're working on an exciting series of programs for spring exploring the cross section of cuisine and culture here in Brookline. We want to hear from you about what you'd like to see be a part of this series. We will also be collecting recipes to create a community cookbook. Tell us what you would like to see (and smell and taste).
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Lunar New Year Celebration– 農曆新年慶祝活動

Lunar New Year Celebration– 農曆新年慶祝活動

February 24, 2024 3:00 PM @ Coolidge Corner

Celebrate Lunar New Year 2024 with the Public Library of Brookline! Join us at the Coolidge Corner Library from 3 – 4 PM on Saturday, February 24 for a live Lion Dance performance from the Gund Kwok Asian Women’s Lion and Dragon Dance Troupe. Be sure to check out our other Lunar New Year Celebration events held at Brookline Village and Putterham to welcome in the new year. We hope to see you there!

Generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation and The Friends of the Brookline Public Library.

歡迎與布魯克萊恩圖書館一起迎接2024龍年!請於2月24日星期六下午3-4時,蒞臨Coolidge Corner 分館欣賞舞獅舞龍,演出的團體為Gund Kwok Asian Women’s Lion and Dragon Dance Troupe。也請注意我們在Brookline Village 與 Putterham 兩分館舉行的其他新年慶祝活動!我們期待與您見面! 本活動由布魯克萊恩圖書館基金會及布魯克萊恩圖書館之友慷慨贊助。
Women in World Jazz Concert: A Tribute to Women Composers

Women in World Jazz Concert: A Tribute to Women Composers

March 2, 2024 2:00 PM @ Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

The Library is kicking off Women’s History Month with a concert by Women in World Jazz! Adults and kids of all ages are invited to join us for this program, which will feature music by women composers from around the world.

Women in World Jazz, a performing 5 piece ensemble, was founded by Tal Shalom-Kobi in 2015. Women in World Jazz aims to expose audiences to different cultures through music, with a variety of music backgrounds including jazz, folk, pop, rock, and blues.

WIWJ director and Berklee College of Music faculty, Tal Shalom-Kobi, has been active in the music history arena for the past 20 years, researching and performing music written by women from the USA and around the world. The group Women in World Jazz features world music composed by women composers and lyricists past and present. From USA Blues and Jazz styles, the group ventures to Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East to celebrate the diversity and power of creativity.

Women In World Jazz brings together women of different nationalities with extensive experience in performance and education. The music is easy to relate to, diverse, and engaging. All members of the group are accomplished musicians playing a variety of music ranging from jazz to world. Learn more about the group and its members on their website!

Kids ideaSPACE: Eclipse Exploration

Kids ideaSPACE: Eclipse Exploration

March 6, 2024 3:00 PM @ Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

On Monday, April 8 2024 the US will experience a total solar eclipse! In Brookline, we’ll experience approximately 92% obscuration of the sun. Join us on Wednesday, March 6 in Hunneman Hall  to start preparing for the eclipse! We’ll learn what creates the conditions for a solar eclipse, create an eclipse-themed craft, and take a closer look at the sun through sunoculars and a solar telescope.

This program is for kids ages 5-9. While you’re welcome to drop-by between 3 and 4 PM, we recommend you come at 3 and stay for the duration of the program. Kids under 9 should be accompanied by an adult in Hunneman Hall.

Eclipse Exploration for Everyone

Eclipse Exploration for Everyone

March 9, 2024 2:00 PM @ Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

On Monday, April 8 2024 the US will experience a total solar eclipse! In Brookline, we’ll experience approximately 92% obscuration of the sun. Join us on Saturday, March 9 in Hunneman Hall  to start preparing for the eclipse! We’ll learn what creates the conditions for a solar eclipse, create an eclipse-themed craft, and take a closer look at the sun through sunoculars and a solar telescope.*

This program is for adults and kids of all ages. Kids under 9 should be accompanied by an adult in Hunneman Hall.

*Sunoculars and solar telescopes are designed to allow people to safely view the sun. Do not look directly at the sun with regular binoculars or telescopes.

World of Pies for Pi Day

World of Pies for Pi Day

March 14, 2024 3:30 PM @ Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

Join us for a Pi Day celebration where you can taste pies from around the world! We’ll be giving out samples of different kinds of pies from traditions all over the world, and we can debate what, exactly, makes a pie…a pie.

This event is for tweens (grades 5-7), teens (grades 8-12), and adults only!

Please note

This will be a first come, first served event Free tickets will be available starting at 3 PM at the Teen Room desk on the ground floor. You must be present to get a ticket (no holding tickets for another person) We are limited to 100 spots.

 

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THIS WEEK'S MOVIES

Midday Movies

Putterham
Maudie
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 6
1:30-4 PM
More about Midday Movies

Movie Matinee

Coolidge Corner
Maudie
THURSDAY DECEMBER 7
Refreshments 1 PM
Screening 1:30-4 PM
More about Movie Matinee
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MEET THE STAFF

Children's Librarian at Brookline Village Caroline Richardson

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First literary crush (author or character): Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane.
Last song you listened to: Moana soundtrack "We Know the Way".
Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff.
Name a word that starts with the letter Q: Quidditch!
Movie or TV show you always watch when it comes on screen, no matter what: Labyrinth.
If you could travel back in time, what period would you go to? Regency (with modern health care!)
Cake or pie? PIE!
Big dogs or small dogs? Mid-sized dogs--like a Basset Hound.
Hardcover or paperback? It makes no difference--I also love audiobooks and my Kindle.
Fictional world or game you'd most like to visit? I'd love to visit Thisby and get to know Puck and Sean from The Scorpio Races!
What book would you most like to see turned into a top-notch film or miniseries? Blackout and All Clear by Connie Willis.
Favorite fictional librarian? The Night Vale librarians.
Favorite fictional detective? Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane.
Favorite Jane Austen character? Capt. Frederick Wentworth.
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VIDEO GAME DESIGN WORKSHOP

Brookline Village
THURSDAY December 14, 3:00 PM
Go from gamer to designer with this one-time workshop from Empow Studios.
Kids love playing video games, but they have even more fun playing games they and their friends design! Video Game Design encompasses storytelling, pixel art, and object-oriented programming, all through a user-friendly, 2D game design platform.
Register on the event listing. Children in grades 3-6 welcome.

CHILDREN'S FALL PROGRAMS

Brookline Village
Countdown to Kindergarten
Last Monday of the month at 10:30 AM
Age: 4 years old (get ticket at desk)
Terrific Twos (And Threes!)
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 2 years old
Mother Goose on the Loose
Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 13 to 23 month-olds (get ticket at desk)
Stories and Crafts (Drop In)
Wednesdays at 3:30 PM
Age: 3-5 years old
Stories and Crafts (Drop In)
Thursdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 2-3 years old (get ticket at desk)
Saturday Six to Eights
Saturdays at 2:30 PM
Age: 6-8 years old
Friday Flicks (Drop In)
Fridays at 10:30 am
Age: 2 years and older. Parents and caregivers are also welcome.
Coolidge Corner
Come Play With Us
Mondays at 10:15 AM
Age: Infants-12 month-olds
Mother Goose
Tuesdays at 10:15 AM
Age: 1-2 years-old
Sing Along, Dance and Play
Wednesdays at 10:15 AM
All Ages
Putterham
Stories and Crafts
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 2-3 year-olds
Step Into Story Time
Tuesdays at 3:30 PM
Age: 3-5 year-olds
Visit the Children's Department online.
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NEXT BOOK CLUB MEETINGS

Shelf Respect Book Group

Brookline Village
WEDNESDAY December 6, 7 PM, to discuss Booked by Kwame Alexander.
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NEXT MONTH'S BOOK SELECTIONS

All of our book clubs are drop in. If you'd like to join us, you may pick up the next title at the Circulation Desk of the hosting library and attend the next meeting ready to discuss.
More about each book club.

A Taste of Poetry

Brookline Village
THURSDAY JAN 4
Poet: Avrom Sutzkever
Noon-1:30 PM
Open to adults.
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Brookline Village

Brookline Village
MONDAY JAN 8
7-8:30 PM
Open to adults.
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Shelf Respect

Brookline Village
WEDNESDAY JAN 10
7 PM
Open to teens and adults.
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Mystery

Brookline Village
TUESDAY JAN 16
Noon-1 PM
Open to adults.
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Read and Meet

Coolidge Corner
THURSDAY JAN 18
7 PM
Open to adults.
LeftHandofDarkness

Putterham

Putterham
MONDAY JAN 22
2-3:30 PM
Open to adults.
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