Monday, September 18th 2023

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Author Event: Sara Johnson Allen and Namrata Patel

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Coolidge Corner Library

TUESDAY, September 19 at 7 PM

Join local authors Sara Johnson Allen and Namrata Patel as they read from their new novels. In Patel’s Scent of a Garden, a perfumer in Paris is forced to return to her California roots to find that her grandmother’s aromatic garden has been uprooted and destroyed. In Allen’s Down Here We Come Up, a daughter leaves Boston greenhouses for the eastern North Carolina farms, and rebuilds an agricultural independence with a new kush crop. In both summer releases, a woman follows her senses – and her senses lead her home. The books will be available to purchase at the event, and the authors will sign copies.

Safe Routes to School – Bicycle Safety Training

Coolidge Corner Library

WEDNESDAY, September 27 at 3:30 PM

Come learn how to be safe on your bike! The Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program works to increase safe biking and walking among elementary, middle, and high school students by using a collaborative, community-focused approach that bridges the gap between health and transportation.

During the program you will learn how to check that your helmet has the proper fit – so please bring your helmet if you have one. For ages 7-12

Lotus Lantern Workshop

Brookline Village Library

WEDNESDAY, September 27 at 7 PM

Join us as we make our own Lotus Lanterns, led by the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project. The lotus grows in a swamp or pond, but is not tainted by the mud and has a clear and subtle fragrance. This natural characteristic has been used as a symbol of purity, nobility, and sublimity. With those characteristics, who wouldn’t want to make one?

This program is limited to 50 adult attendees. Tickets will be available at the Reference Desk a half hour before the program begins.
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Afternoon Tea with Author Louise Hare,

Discussing “Harlem After Midnight”

The left-hand side of the image shows the cover of "Harlem After Midnight." The right-hand side is Louise Hare's author photo.

WEDNESDAY, September 20 at 3 PM

We’re excited to be celebrating a book birthday with author Louise Hare! Her new book, Harlem After Midnight, just came out on August 29 and is a must read for anyone who loves historical fiction, mysteries, and jazz music from the 1930s. Louise is joining us from “across the pond” – so BYOT (bring your own tea) for this special Q&A.

Learn more and register for virtual Afternoon Tea with Louise Hare here!

Hello Sleep

Book Presentation with Author Jade Wu PhD, DBSM

FRIDAY, September 22 at 1 PM

For everyone who struggles to fall asleep or stay asleep, this one’s for you!
Join author Dr. Jade Wu, Board-certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist, for a presentation on her new book, Hello Sleep: The Science and Art of Overcoming Insomnia Without Medications. Dr. Wu offers compassionate and practical guidance. Her insights are based on the latest sleep science, providing a step-by-step roadmap to better sleep whether you’ve had insomnia for three months or three decades. A Q&A will follow.

Learn more and register for Hello Sleep here!

Citizenship Class

Coolidge Corner Library

Starts SATURDAY, September 23 at 10:30 AM

Need help preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Test? Join this Citizenship Class and learn the answers to the 100 civics questions, and how to prepare for the reading and writing test. All materials included. Students need to have a basic level of English, and have a legal Permanent Resident Card for at least 5 years, or, if married to a U.S. citizen, for at least 3 years. Registration is required for this course.

Learn more and sign up for the Citizenship Class here!

Poetry Writers Meetup

Brookline Village Library

TUESDAY, September 26 at 7 PM

Do you love to write poetry? Do you want to connect with other poets in the area? The Poetry Writers Meetup is hosted by Brookline’s current poet laureate, Jennifer Barber. This meeting will focus on world language poetry and poetry in translation. We will be joined by poet and translator Nidia Hernandez, who will talk briefly about her volume The Invisible Borders of Time: Five Female Latin American Poets, which contains translations from Spanish and Portuguese.

This program is open to all adults and is especially geared towards emerging poets. This program is in partnership with the Brookline Commission for the Arts.

The Floor is Lava

Brookline Village Library

WEDNESDAY, September 27 at 6 PM

Oh no! The floor is Lava! Test your dexterity and creativity as you make your way across the Brookline Village Library Children’s Garden, without ever touching the ground. Drop by anytime between 6 and 7 PM to jump, skip, and hop your way across the lava.

This program is for kid of all ages and their families. If there is inclement weather, the program may be moved indoors or cancelled. In the event of a cancellation or location change, the Library's calendar and social media will be updated.
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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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