Monday, October 16th 2023

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An Owl Encounter with Mass Audubon

Putterham Library

WEDNESDAY, October 25 at 7 PM

Join us for an enchanting Owl Encounter program in partnership with Mass Audubon! Delve into the mysterious world of owls as you get up close and personal with these magnificent birds of the night. This program is for adults and kids ages five years old and up.

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

Introduction to Tarot Workshop

Coolidge Corner Library

THURSDAY, October 26 at 6:30 PM

Join tarot teacher Laura Campagna for a fun and introspective workshop on learning how to read tarot! This workshop is open to tweens, teens, and adults. No experience necessary. Attendees are encouraged to bring a notebook and pen, and a tarot deck if possible. Extra decks will be available for sharing, while supplies last.

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


Queer Art Night with Alex Makes Art

Brookline Village Library

WEDNESDAY, October 18 at 6:30 PM

Join us for a cozy evening of crafting and queer community building at the Library. Alex Makes Art has conjured up a collection of creepy cute bits and bobs to shock and surprise our crafters! It will be a night of collage, creation, and collaboration as we make our very own faux monsterdermy plaques.

We’ll have additional festive stations to invoke your creative spark, plus book displays featuring crafting and queer stories. Costumes encouraged in our safe and inclusive environment! This event is drop-in and open to all adults, no registration required.

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

Meet the Brookline Pollinator Pathway

Brookline Village Library

TUESDAY, October 24 at 7 PM

Would you like to learn about ways to support local pollinators like bees, birds, and butterflies? Meet the Brookline Pollinator Pathway, a collaboration between Mothers Out Front, the Brookline Garden Club, Brookline teachers, and community members that is working to provide habitat for pollinator species around town.

At this program, members of the Brookline Pollinator Pathway will speak about their work, the importance of native plants, and how we can help pollinators. Then everyone will have a chance to get planting with a take-home activity to grow native plants.

On the Calendar for Adults

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A Conversation with Meredith Broussard, Author of More Than a Glitch
Tuesday, October 17 at 7 PM - “When technology reinforces inequality, it’s not just a glitch—it’s a signal that we need to redesign our systems to create a more equitable world.” Join us online for a conversation with Meredith Broussard, author of More than a Glitch: Confronting Race, Gender, and Ability Bias in Tech.

Brushed Aside: The Untold Story of Women in Art with Author Noah Charney - Wednesday, October 25 at 1 PM - Learn about not just women artists, but also curators, critics, and more in this virtual conversation with historian Noah Charney.

Graphic Novel Group at Brookline Village
Thursday, October 26 at 7 PM - Read the latest and greatest in graphic novels at this new book group! Copies of the first title, The Low, Low Woods, are available at the Brookline Village Circulation Desk.

Classic Literature Reading Group at Brookline Village
Starts Wednesday, November 1 at 7 PM - Have you always wanted to explore classic literature but never had a chance to read it in a class? Here’s your chance!
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For a listing of book group and movie screening titles, please visit our Book & Social Groups page. To see more programs, check out our events calendar.


Teen & Tween Treats: Halloween Cookie Decorating

Putterham Library

TUESDAY, October 17 at 3 PM

Coolidge Corner Library

THURSDAY, October 19 at 3:30 PM

Make edible art! Come decorate (and eat!) a Halloween cookie. We will have cookies, frosting, and sprinkles provided by Party Favors in Brookline. 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.

Spooky Bones & Creepy Crawlies

Brookline Village Library

FRIDAY, October 20 at 3 PM

Get spooky AND educational with Professor Bugman’s Spooky Bones and Creepy Crawlies program! Young ghouls can explore real skeletons, both familiar and bizarre, as they learn about anatomy and the creepiest of our arthropod crawlies… This program is for tweens and teens in grades 5-12 only. Limit to the first 25 participants.

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

On the Calendar for Teens & Tweens

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STEAM Workshop: Lava Lamps and More! at Brookline Village
Saturday, October 21 at 2 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!
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Songs with Seth

Coolidge Corner Library

WEDNESDAY, October 18 at 3:30 PM

Let’s share music together! Join local children’s musician Mr. Seth for an interactive family sing-along jam session. Dance, sing, and play along with instruments for everyone. Recommended ages 0-5.

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

Matt Heaton Family Singalong

Coolidge Corner Library

MONDAY, October 23 at 3:30 PM

Putterham Library

TUESDAY, October 24 at 10:30 AM

Join special performer Matt Heaton for an interactive singalong! This program is for families and kids of all ages but may be most appealing to kids ages 0-5. We can’t wait to sing along with you!

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

On the Calendar for Kids

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Coffee Filter Parachutes at Coolidge Corner
Tuesday, October 24 at 3:30 PM - Join Sherry Eskin as we play with physics! Today, we’re constructing parachutes for different plastic animals.
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