Monday, July 31st 2023

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Concert & Songwriting Workshop

with Naomi Westwater

Brookline Village Library

MONDAY, August 7 at 6:30 PM

Join folk rock musician Naomi Westwater and their band for an evening of live music inspired by nature. Following the concert, Naomi will lead a lyric writing and poetry workshop. The workshop will include a writing prompt, free write, and writing form – with time for (optional) sharing at the end. Whether you’ve always wanted to try writing songs or have been writing for some time, you’re welcome at the workshop!

This concert is for adults and kids of all ages. The workshop is for adults and teens ages 14+. No registration required. Check out Naomi's music here!

This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

Pumpernickel Puppets

Coolidge Corner Library

MONDAY, August 7 at 3 PM

Join us for two classic tales from Pumpernickel Puppets: The Lion and the Mouse and The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Recommended for ages 2 and older.

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

One-on-One English Language Tutoring

Apply for the English language tutoring program at the Public Library of Brookline! Our language tutoring program matches adult English learners with volunteer tutors for one-on-one sessions to practice English, learn about the local community, and share cultural knowledge. The learners and tutors meet weekly for one hour for 5 months in person or online. Volunteers are fluent or native language speakers with tutor training, but are not professional teachers.

To participate in the program learners need to live in Brookline or the Greater Boston Area for the duration of the tutoring term, know English at a beginner level or higher, and fill out a waitlist application.

Waitlist applications will open on Wednesday, August 9 at 6 PM on our website.

If you have any questions, email the ELL coordinators at!
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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.

This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

Nature Journals and Exploration

Brookline Village Library

WEDNESDAY, August 2 at 4 PM

Find your voice through nature exploration! Drop by the Rabbit Hole at the Brookline Village Library from 4 to 5 PM to create and decorate your own nature journal, then join a librarian in the children’s garden to observe nature, collect specimens, and start to fill your journal. This program is intended for ages 5-9.

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

Raising Your Voice with Nicolette Nordin Heavey

Brookline Village Library

SATURDAY, August 12 at 3 PM

Raising YOUR Voice: Do you want to be really heard when you talk? Talk in story! Nicolette Nordin Heavey guides young adults to take a meaningful experience/point of view and craft it into a short (5 minutes or less) personal narrative that grabs people’s attention, keeps them engaged, and leaves them understanding you/your point of view better. Think public speaking is really not your thing? This workshop is also helpful as a pre-writing exercise for personal essay. Plus, the activities are interactive and creative.

Open to tweens (going into grades 5-7) and teens (grades 8-12). Registration is required for this event. Register for Raising Your Voice here!

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

Polaris Prose Reading and Open Mic

Coolidge Corner Library

SUNDAY, August 13 at 2 PM

This special literary event, organized by Peter Brown and Catherine Parnell, combines readings from by local authors with an open mic. Featured writers William Pierce and Shubha Sunder will read prose works during the first hour. During the second hour, the floor will be open for attendees to share five minutes of their own prose. Sign up in advance by emailing

Read more about the featured writers here!
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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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