Monday, July 17th 2023

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Dream Power: Exploring Your Dreams

Using Embodied Dreamwork and Creative Writing

Brookline Village Library

TUESDAY, July 18 at 7 PM

Connect to the power of your own dreams with dream experts and authors Linda Yael Schiller and Tzivia Gover. During this 90-minute program, you will be introduced to integrative creative dreamwork and writing through presentation, discussion, and experiential exercises. You will learn how to remember your dreams, how to use an integrated body/mind approach to help you access your dreams’ wisdom and guidance, how to use dream journaling and writing to help you unlock the power of your dreams, and simple writing prompts to help you uncover the meaning and messages in your dreams! Both Tzvia and Linda are members of the International Association for the Study of Dreams.

This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

Outdoor Visiting Animal Program:

It’s Great to Communicate

Coolidge Corner Library

FRIDAY, July 21 at 11:30 AM

Join us at Winthrop Square Park as Matt and some special animal visitors from Animal World Experience teach us the many unique ways that animals communicate with each other, as well as people. You may come to realize that animals really do talk, just a little differently than us. This program will be outdoors at Winthrop Square Park, at St. Paul Street and Freeman Street. We recommend bringing sunscreen, water bottles, and a blanket or something to sit on.

If the weather is not suitable for an outdoor program, it will be moved inside to the Coolidge Corner Library program room. Any location change will be announced on Library social media and this event listing will be updated. In the event that this program is moved inside, space will be limited, so free tickets will be required.

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

Library Closed for Staff Development Day

All Public Library of Brookline locations will be closed Wednesday, July 19, for staff development. Regular hours will resume Thursday, July 20.
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Collage Creations

digitally created collage with the text "collage creations" in the center. Collage consists of torn pieces of book pages and pictures of tulips and mountains.
Brookline Village Library

THURSDAY, July 20 at 4 PM

Express yourself and find your voice through art! Create collages of all kinds using materials like newspapers, magazines, books, stickers, and more. This is a drop-in program and is intended for kids ages 5 to 9.

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

Dinosaur Storytime

Brookline Village Library

SATURDAY, July 22 at 11 AM

Join Miss Amy for a dino-mite Saturday storytime! From the songs to the stories, everything will be dinosaur-themed, so bring your best dinosaur RAWR and be ready to have some fun! This storytime is aimed at kids ages 0 to 5 and their families. All attendees must have a free ticket from the Children’s Desk, which are available a half hour before the program begins.

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

Author Storytime: Jack The Library Cat

Coolidge Corner Library

MONDAY, July 24 at 10:30 AM

Join author Marietta Apollonio as she reads her new book, Jack the Library Cat – a sweet story about a stray cat who finds friends and a new family at the library! After the storytime, Marietta will demonstrate how she draws and we will all have fun coloring together!

Drag Queen Story Hour

a drag queen reads the book "Neither" to a group of children in a classroom
Brookline Village Library

WEDNESDAY, July 26 at 10:30 AM

Join a fabulous queen from the Boston chapter of Drag Queen Story Hour for a family storytime! Free storytime tickets will be required for entry to the event; please pick up a ticket from the Children’s Desk starting thirty minutes before the program.

Drag Queen Story Hour is a program for children ages 3–8 that promotes self-love, creativity, and literacy. It will be led by a local Boston drag queen who will sing songs and read picture books. For more information on Drag Queen Story Hour, visit their website.

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

Storytelling From Your Life:

The Craft of Sharing Memories

Coolidge Corner Library

TUESDAY, August 1 at 7 PM

In this workshop, learn how to turn meaningful personal anecdotes into engaging stories! Bring your story ideas, and, with guidance and inspiration from instructor Chandreyee Lahiri, start turning them into 5-minute stories for performance.

Chandreyee Lahiri is a regular story performer, fiction writer, and workshop presenter. She has appeared in Stories from the Stage, Suitcase Stories, and a Moth GrandSLAM, among others. She is the creator and producer of the storytelling series We Are Waltham, and co-curates a show called Voices for South Asian Immigrant Experiences. In 2020, she was one of the winners of the “Boston in 100 Words” contest, and in 2021, her story “Dumba Chora” was selected as the Boston Book Festival’s “One City One Story.” Visit her website to learn more.

This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.
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The Library holds many regularly occurring programs for adults and kids of all ages. Check out what's happening this week – and click on the links for more information and sign-ups!

For a listing of book group and movie screening titles, please visit our website.
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