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Monday, June 28th 2021

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Library Closed for Independence Day

All Public Library of Brookline locations will be closed Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, July 6.

Library Reducing Late Fees

The Library is happy that we were able to waive fines to allow ample opportunity to return overdue items during the COVID-19 Pandemic. While fines will resume on July 1, we are excited to announce a major reduction in late fees.
  • All children's, tween, and teen items will be FINE FREE!
  • All adult items will be charged $0.15 per day (before, many audiovisual items were $0.50 per day).
  • Please note that Commonwealth Catalog and interlibrary loan items (materials not available through our Minuteman Library Network) still incur a $2 daily fine when returned late.
We encourage returning items on time, as the replacement cost for an item will be charged to your account when an item is overdue for a lengthy amount of time, and to give others a chance to access the material. We are so glad to be able to reduce our fines, and to eliminate late fees for all children's, tween, and teen items!

Program Recordings: Introduction to Tai Chi & Qigong

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The recordings of our introduction to Tai Chi & Qigong programs are now available online, so you can follow along with the classes whenever it is convenient. The programs provide an introduction to Tai Chi Qigong 18 Forms, a set made up of Tai Chi and Qigong breathing and movements Check out the videos here!
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Tails and Tales Summer Reading!

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June 28 - August 20

Join the 2021 Summer Reading Program with The Public Library of Brookline! After a tough year, we want nothing more than to encourage Brookline to read whatever and however you want – there’s no wrong way to read! You can log the time you spend reading to win fun prizes and see how much our community can read. The program is open to community members of all ages, from kids through adults. Sign up for Summer Reading here!

Summer Storytime @ The Park

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WEDNESDAY, June 30 at 10 AM

Join us for stories under the sun! We’ll share 30 minutes of stories and songs for ages 5 and under. Summer Storytimes will be held outdoors, and in the case of inclement weather, will be canceled. When attending Library programs, please wear a mask which covers your nose and mouth. Children ages 2 through 11 and unvaccinated teens and adults must wear masks at all times. You may be asked to keep distance between yourself and staff, and social distancing with other patrons is highly encouraged.

This storytime will be held at Winthrop Square Park/Minot Rose Garden (located at St. Paul St. and Freeman St.).

To sign up for text updates on all of our summer programming, including program cancellations, text “@brksummer” to 81010.

Fun in the Sun!

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THURSDAY, July 1 at 2:30 PM

Join us for a fun, summer-themed children’s activity for ages 5-9! Fun in the Sun will be held outdoors, and in the case of inclement weather, will be canceled. Children ages 2 through 11 and unvaccinated teens and adults must wear masks at all times. You may be asked to keep distance between yourself and staff, and social distancing with other patrons is highly encouraged.

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

Virtual D&D Character Building Workshop

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FRIDAY, July 2 at 3 PM

Try your hand at creating new characters for D&D. If you’re new to the game, learn the mechanics of character creation! If you’re a seasoned veteran, talk to others about D&D and try creating something brand new.

All participants will need free accounts on dndbeyond.com, roll20.net, and Discord. A computer with speakers and microphone capabilities is a plus, but not required. Those without a microphone can participate through text.

Please register for sessions through Eventbrite here.

Regular games sessions for D&D will begin July 9. For tweens in grades 5 and up only.

Read with Pride Digital Display

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Celebrate Pride Month with LGBTQIA+ stories! We’re highlighting media which feature LGBTQIA+ characters, journeys, and history. Each item is available through the Minuteman Library Network. All you need is your library card!

Check out our digital display!

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