Monday, September 4th 2023

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Clean Your Clothes Closet:

Sort, Share, Sell, and Store with Jamie Novak

TUESDAY, September 12 at 7 PM

Can’t walk in your walk-in closet? Do you dread sorting your clothes? Join us over Zoom and learn the five steps to organize any closet with expert organizer and author Jamie Novak. She’ll share her insider tips and the things every closet needs to stay clutter free.

Register for Clean Your Clothes Closet here!

This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

Brookline Community Health Equity Survey

To improve the health of everyone in Brookline, we need to center the voices of people and communities who have been long denied an equal chance at health. The Community Health Equity Survey is an opportunity for residents to share their experiences and priorities to help shape the future of our health.

The Brookline Department of Public Health and Human Services will use survey results to improve our programs, make decisions about funding and resources, and support policies to improve health inequities. We need to hear the voices of ALL the diverse members of the Brookline community to do this important work!

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is leading this survey, which will be open through early Fall 2023. Anyone aged 14 and older can take the survey. It takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes to complete and is available in 11 languages: Arabic, Cape Verdean Creole, Chinese (simplified), Chinese traditional, English, Haitian Creole, Khmer, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Taking the survey is easy! Just click on this link to get started:

For more information about the Community Health Equity Initiative and the survey, please visit the MA DPH website:
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Teen & Tween Crafternoon: Notebook Decorating

A colorful collection of paper, pens, colored pencils, and other art supplies
Putterham Library

WEDNESDAY, September 6 at 3 PM

Welcome back to school! Decorate and personalize your own subject notebook to get in the back-to-school spirit. Notebooks and art supplies will be provided, but you are free to bring your own notebook as well. For tweens and teens in grades 5-12 only. No registration required. As supplies last.

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

Midday Monday Mystery Social Hour

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Coolidge Corner Library

WEDNESDAY, September 6 at 3 PM

Mystery readers, come gather in person to enjoy refreshments, socialize, trade book suggestions, and look over the titles the Midday Monday Mystery Book Group might read in the next six months.

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

Tween ideaSPACE: Resin Bookmarks

Brookline Village Library

WEDNESDAY, September 13 at 3 PM

Join us to make do-it-yourself resin bookmarks! Use special materials to create bookmarks with our ideaSPACE equipment, like UV resin and resin lamps! Open to tweens in grades 5-7 only.

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

Back to the Library Night

Brookline Village Library

WEDNESDAY, September 13 at 6:30 PM

You’re back to school, now it’s time to come back to the library! Whether you’re a library pro or it’s your first time at the Public Library of Brookline, stop by the Brookline Village Library Tween Room between 6:30 and 8 PM on Wednesday, September 13 to learn more about Library programs and services. Library staff will be on hand to answer all your questions. There will be read-alouds, activity stations, prizes, snacks, and information galore!

This event is for kids and families of all ages!

Saturday Snacks: Popcorn Tasting

Putterham Library

SATURDAY, September 16 at 10:30 AM

Join us at the Putterham Library for a special popcorn tasting event as part of our Saturday Snacks series! Between 10:30 and 11:30 AM as supplies last, drop in to the Meeting Room and you’ll be given five different popcorn flavors to taste. Can you guess which flavor is which? Those who get it right will be entered into a raffle and each winner gets to take home a bag of popcorn!

This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.
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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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