Monday, August 28th 2023

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All Library Locations Closed for Labor Day

All Public Library of Brookline locations are closed on Monday, September 4 for Labor Day. To view our complete hours and upcoming holiday closures, please visit our website.

Updated Hours

Starting Tuesday, September 5

As the summer season comes to a close, we are updating our hours of operation. Starting Tuesday, September 5th, our hours will be:

Brookline Village and Coolidge Corner:
Monday - Thursday: 10 AM - 9 PM
Friday - Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday: 1 - 5 PM

Monday - Thursday: 10 AM - 9 PM
Friday - Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

Fall Kids Club Registration Opens August 28

Registration opens Monday, August 28 at 6 PM for our Spring 2023 Kids Clubs! These clubs will run from September through December on Tuesdays afternoons. We have three book clubs for kids grades 1-4. Read each group's description and learn more here!

Please view event listings on our website's calendar for specific dates. All clubs meet in the Rabbit Hole on the ground floor of the Brookline Village Library. Registration for all fall kids clubs is on Eventbrite.

2023 Stuffed Animal Sleepover: An Art-tastic Adventure!

This week was very special, because it was time for the Library’s annual stuffed animal sleepover! All summer the Library has been encouraging Brookline to “Find Your Voice” with programs, fun wheel spins, and lots of reading. The stuffed animals at home were getting jealous that we hadn’t been able to go on an adventure to find our voices yet. Luckily, the Library and the Brookline Arts Center put together a special sleepover and art camp just for us!

Check out the stuffed animal's entire art-tastic adventure and see all the pictures on our website here!
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STEAM Workshop

Putterham Library

TUESDAY, August 29 at 3 PM

Join local high school student Sarya Refai, for a STEAM* Workshop! Sarya will lead hands-on science and art activities – including how to make your own lava lamp!
Space is limited to the first 12 participants. No registration required. This program is best suited for students in grades 5-8.
Join us for some STEAM fun!

*STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.

This event is generously sponsored by Optecks.

Japanese Storytime – 日本語おはなし会

Brookline Village Library

FRIDAY, September 1 at 10:30 AM


Join us on the first Friday of the month for fun stories and songs in Japanese! This program is aimed at children ages 0-5. This program will be held at the Brookline Village Library in Hunneman Hall (on the second floor).


Brookline Village Library

MONDAY, September 5 at 10:30 AM

Join us for a storytime that is specially designed for our youngest library patrons! Babytime is full of early literacy fun with books, rhymes, bounces, and songs. This is a lapsit program that is for children who are not yet walking and their caregivers.

Free tickets are required for this program. Tickets will be available at the Children’s Desk starting at 10 AM.

Storytime for Twos and Threes

Brookline Village Library

WEDNESDAY, September 6 at 10:30 AM and 11:15 AM

Join us for songs and stories on Wednesday mornings for kids ages two and three! Storytime will be held indoors in Hunneman Hall (on the second floor of the Brookline Village Library). Please stop by the Children’s Room for a storytime ticket.

Please note that we will be running two sessions of this storytime. We will begin handing out tickets at 10 AM for Session One, which begins at 10:30 AM, and at 10:30 AM for Session Two, which begins at 11:15 AM. Both sessions of storytime are the same, but may be run by different staff members. We encourage families to attend only one session per Wednesday to allow other families the opportunity to attend.

Please call the Children’s Desk at 617-730-2340 with any questions!

50+ Job Seekers Networking Group

A close-up of two people's hands as they shake hands, with black text over a yellow background reading 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group. Twice monthly, August - December. Via Zoom

WEDNESDAY, September 6 at 9:30 AM

The Massachusetts Library Collaborative’s 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group meets twice monthly on Wednesdays, from 6-8 PM, via Zoom. If you are unemployed and actively looking, underemployed, seeking a new career direction, re-entering the job market after a long employment gap, or recently retired and looking for your "encore career," this networking group program is perfect for you!

To register and learn more, visit the event page here!

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

Board Game Club

Brookline Village Library

WEDNESDAY, September 6 at 3 PM

Have you noticed that we have a great board game collection at the Brookline Village Library? Then you’ll want to be sure to join us in the Rabbit Hole between 3 and 4 PM on the first Wednesday of every month for Board Game Club! Learn a new board game from Miss Macy, make new friends to play your favorite game with, or just help us build a puzzle!

This program is recommended for kids ages 5-9. Capacity may be limited due to fire code.

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

Lego Club

Brookline Village Library

THURSDAY, September 7 at 3 PM

Calling all 5-9 year old LEGO enthusiasts! Come to the Library for free-building fun with LEGO. We supply the LEGO bricks. This program will be held on Thursday afternoons in the Rabbit Hole, which is on the ground floor of the Brookline Village Library. We can’t wait to see what you’ll build!

Due to high demand, tickets are now required. We will start handing out tickets at the Children’s Room Desk at 2:30 PM. There will be two sessions of LEGO Club. Session one will take place from 3 – 3:25 PM. Session two will be from 3:35 – 4 PM. There are a limited number of tickets, so, if we run out of tickets for session one, you will automatically receive a ticket for session two.
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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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