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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

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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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