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Monday, August 2nd 2021

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Explore the Outdoors!

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Looking to get outdoors this summer? The Library has lots of great resources for you! We are excited to offer parking passes to Hale Reservation, so users can visit for free. You can request a pass here (just make sure to reserve one of the passes held at the Brookline Village Library).

We also have a brand new offering in our discount pass collection: The Trustees! Passes provide free or discounted admission to Trustees properties throughout Massachusetts, including Crane Beach and the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. You can reserve a pass here.

The Library has a collection of recreational equipment, including a tent, day packs, and lawn games. Check them out, whether you're taking a camping trip, visiting a local park, or spending time in your own backyard.

Outdoor equipment must be picked up and returned at the Brookline Village Library. You can request materials online or by calling (617-730-2370) or emailing the Library.

On Exhibit: Inspired by Bolivia

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Putterham Library
Inspired by Bolivia: Paintings by Maria Termini is on view at the Putterham Library this August and September. Termini works in acrylic, silkscreen, watercolor, collage, colored pencil, and fabric appliqué, delighting in the unique qualities of these materials. Her inspiration has been enriched by her many travels, ancient rock art, her process of improvising with colors and shapes, the color purple, exciting visual possibilities in nature, and by her experience as a musician.

Parking Garage Closed August 2-3

The parking garage at the Brookline Village Library will be closed August 2-3 for repainting. The garage will reopen when painting is complete.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Summer Storytime @ The Park

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WEDNESDAY, August 4 at 10 AM

Join us for stories under the sun! We’ll share approximately 30 minutes of stories and songs geared for our friends 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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Brookline Village Library Lawn

WEDNESDAY, August 4 at 2:30 PM

Join us for a fun, summer-themed children’s activity! Drop in anytime during this program to complete an approximately 20 minute project geared for kids ages 5-9. Fun in the Sun will be held outdoors, and in the case of inclement weather, will be canceled.

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

Mandarin Storytime 普通话故事时间

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Brookline Village Library Lawn

THURSDAY, August 5 at 3:30 PM

Join us for stories under the sun! We’ll share approximately 30 minutes of stories and songs in Mandarin geared for our friends ages 5 and under. Summer Storytimes will be held outdoors, and in the case of inclement weather, will be canceled.

Pet Rock Adoption Clinic for Tweens

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Brookline Village Library Lawn

FRIDAY, August 6 at 2:30 PM

Create a pet rock and the perfect home for it to live in! Open to tweens in grades 5-7 only. Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Library.

Tails and Tales Digital Display

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This year's Summer Reading theme is Tails and Tales, so why not try a story featuring animals? Our display of books (and a few movies) includes fiction and nonfiction for adults and kids of all ages - featuring everything from fantastical beasts like dragons to incredible real-life sea creatures to our own pet dogs. Each item is available through the Minuteman Library Network, so all you need is your library card.

Check out our digital display!

And there's still time to sign up for the Summer Reading Program! Kids can log reading to earn a kit that you can use to create your very own, stuffed-animal Lib-Buddy. Continue reading up to 50 hours to earn extra features and accessories to further personalize your Lib-Buddy. Adults can read for 20 hours and earn a voucher to the Friends of the Brookline Library Book Sale. Continue reading up to 50 hours to be entered into a grand prize raffle for gift cards to local Brookline businesses. Sign up here!

If you've been participating in Summer Reading, make sure to log your hours online or show your reading log to Library staff when you reach a benchmark so you can claim your prizes!
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