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Tuesday, February 13th 2018

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Read on for what's happening at the library this week.

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ATTENTION GAMERS

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We know everyone enjoys the chance to check out video games from our locations. Good news! Video games can now be requested for pick up at their owning location.

GOT PAJAMAS?

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The Coolidge Corner Library is participating in the Boston Bruins and Cradles to Crayons annual PJ drive. Please bring your donation of new pajamas to Coolidge Corner!
BROOKLINE EATS
Brookline Eats! continues to bring you tasty treats and engaging speakers. Please click the button below for details on over twenty-five programs over the next four months that celebrate community, cuisine, and the culinary traditions of Brookline.

Union Square Donuts

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Coolidge Corner
SATURDAY Feb 24 1 PM
Learn about making donuts and hear the story of Union Square Donuts. Donuts will be served!

Feeding Each Other: a Discussion of Recipes, People and Places

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Brookline Village
TUESDAY Feb 27 3:30 PM
Join your neighbors for a discussion of how to commemorate and celebrate community foodways in dinner parties and cookbooks. Petra Beunderman, host of a long-running community dinner party, will talk with Megan J. Elias from Boston University’s Gastronomy Program about the history of community cookbooks and communal dining.
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Black History Month Film Series

In honor of Black History Month, the Public Library of Brookline is screening select titles all month long.
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Brookline Village
THU February 15
6 PM: 13th
Coolidge Corner
THU February 15
1 PM: Marshall
Putterham
WED February 14 at
1 PM: Malcolm X
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UPCOMING EVENTS

10 Trees in June: Guided Tour of Trees in Spring

10 Trees in June: Guided Tour of Trees in Spring

June 18, 2024 3:30 PM @ Coolidge Corner

Come on a guided walk of tree exploration with Naturalist, Rebecca Arnoldi! We will focus on the leaves and flowers of June! Learn identification skills and interesting facts about trees you see everyday. You may come away with a deeper appreciation for the trees in our parks, streets and urban forest.

A free ticket will be required for this event. Tickets will be available at the Coolidge Corner Library a half-hour before the walk starts – 3 PM.

Sensory Storytime

Sensory Storytime

June 26, 2024 6:30 PM @ Brookline Village - The Rabbit Hole

Join us for Sensory Storytime at 6:30 PM in the Rabbit Hole at the Brookline Village Library. This storytime includes songs, books, and movement activities and will be followed by a free play activity. 

Sensory storytime is designed for children who may need extra sensory support or for families who are looking for a more adaptive storytime experience, but all are welcome. This program is suggested for children ages 2-7 and their families, but you can decide if it’s the right fit for your family.

In order to help us keep this program sensory-friendly, it has a limited capacity and free tickets are required to attend. You can pick up a free ticket at the children’s desk beginning 30 minutes before the program. 

Please Note: All storytimes include “sensory friendly” practices (e.g. routines, repetition, body breaks/movement, etc.). Our Sensory Storytime, however, includes additional practices such as a smaller group-size, lower lighting, lower music volume, adaptive supports, etc.

To prepare for this program, read our social story about visiting the Library and read our social story specifically about sensory storytime at the Brookline Village Library

Celebrate Pride

Celebrate Pride

June 29, 2024 @ Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

Celebrate Pride at the Library! Enjoy book lists and displays celebrating LGBTQ authors all month long. Join us for our culminating celebration on Saturday, June 29 from 1-4 PM at Brookline Village. This family-friendly event will have Drag Queen Story Hour, DJ Frazzo, a Pride-themed photobooth, and all kinds of fun swag! All are welcome.

Not Really So Scary Animals with Joys of Nature (Session 1)

Not Really So Scary Animals with Joys of Nature (Session 1)

July 9, 2024 4:00 PM @ Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

Some animals like sharks, snakes, and spiders we think of as scary, but are they really when we learn more about them? Many seemingly “scary animals” have really important jobs in nature, even helping people! See giant megalodon shark teeth and don’t miss meeting some not really so scary animals too!

We’ll have two 30 minute sessions of this program (both identical). The first session runs 4-4:30 PM and the second session runs 6-6:30 PM. Both sessions will be held in Hunneman Hall and require a free ticket to attend. This program is recommended for kids ages 5-9 and their families.

Tickets will be available 30 minutes before the start time of each session at the Children’s Desk of the Brookline Village Library.

Not Really So Scary Animals with Joys of Nature (Session 2)

Not Really So Scary Animals with Joys of Nature (Session 2)

July 9, 2024 6:00 PM @ Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

Some animals like sharks, snakes, and spiders we think of as scary, but are they really when we learn more about them? Many seemingly “scary animals” have really important jobs in nature, even helping people! See giant megalodon shark teeth and don’t miss meeting some not really so scary animals too!

We’ll have two 30 minute sessions of this program (both identical). The first session runs 4-4:30 PM and the second session runs 6-6:30 PM. Both sessions will be held in Hunneman Hall and require a free ticket to attend. This program is recommended for kids ages 5-9 and their families.

Tickets will be available 30 minutes before the start time of each session at the Children’s Desk of the Brookline Village Library.

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STAFF PICKS

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Love is Love

Our staff invites you to celebrate all the love we cherish: romance, friendship, family.
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MEET THE STAFF

Library Assistant at Putterham Stephen Toropov

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First literary crush (author or character): Han Solo (who had some great and not-so-great appearances in the old Star Wars Extended Universe Books).
Last song you listened to: We Do It Different on the West Coast by the Mountain Goats.
Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff.
Name a word that starts with the letter Q: Quotidian.
Movie or TV show you always watch when it comes on screen, no matter what: Mythbusters.
If you could travel back in time, what period would you go to? The Founding of the Library of Alexandria.
Cake or pie? Pie, no question.
Big dogs or small dogs? Big dogs. My grandparents had a series of Bernese Mountain Dogs when I was growing up, and my heart got set on large dogs ever since.
Hardcover or paperback? Hardcover.
Fictional world or game you'd most like to visit? The Culture, from the sci-fi series by Iain M. Banks. Quite literally a technological utopia.
What book would you most like to see turned into a top-notch film or miniseries? A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers would make a really fascinating sci fi character study.
Favorite fictional librarian? The ominous and eldritch librarians from Welcome to Nightvale.
Favorite fictional detective? If we're limited to literary detectives, Hercule Poirot, no contest. If I can include TV, Shawn Spencer from the TV show Psych.
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CHILDREN'S WINTER PROGRAMS

Brookline Village
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)
Grab Bag Craft
Thursdays at 3 PM
Age: 5 and up
Friday Flicks (Drop In)
Fridays at 10:30 am
Age: 2 years and older. Parents and caregivers are also welcome.
Saturday Six to Eights
Saturdays at 2:30 PM
Age: 6-8 years old
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
Age: 0-5
PlaySpace
Wednesdays at 11:15 AM
Fridays at 10 AM
Age: 2-5 years old
Sing Along, Dance and Play
Saturdays at 10:30 AM
January 6 and February 3
Age: 0-5
Putterham
Toddlery Storytime
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 2-3 year-olds
Preschool Storytime
Tuesdays at 3:30 PM
Age: 3-6 year-olds
Sing and Dance with Martha Leader
Fridays at 10:30 AM
Visit the Children's Department online.

UPCOMING 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 MAR 1
Noon-1:30 PM
Poet: Richard Wilbur
BROOKLINE VILLAGE
Brookline Village
MONDAY MAR 5
7-8:30 PM
The Noise of Time
by Julian Barnes
MYSTERY
Brookline Village
TUESDAY MAR 20
Noon-1 PM
The Victoria Vanishes
by Christopher Fowler
MID-DAY MYSTERY
Coolidge Corner
MONDAY MAR 12
12:30-1:30 PM
Missing, Presumed
by Julie Steiner
AFTERNOON
Brookline Village
MONDAY MAR 12
2:15-1:30 PM
The Firebrand and the First Lady
by Patricia Bell-Scott
SHELF RESPECT
Brookline Village
WEDNESDAY MAR 14
7 PM
Six of Crows
by Leigh Bardugo
READ AND MEET
Brookline Village
THURSDAY MAR 15
7 PM
I am Malala
by Malala Yousafzai
PUTTERHAM
Putterham
MONDAY MAR 19
2-3:30 PM
Nora Webster
by Colm Toibin
AND THE AWARD GOES TO...
Coolidge Corner
WEDNESDAY MAR 21
2-3 PM
Evicted by Matthew Desmond
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