Monday, October 23rd 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. For adults and kids ages five years old and up.

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

The Zine Scene

sample zines
Coolidge Corner Library

SUNDAY, October 29 at 2 PM

Zines are micro-magazines that are self-published, small editions, produced by artists, writers, and fans of personally chosen content. Join members of the New England Book Artists for hands-on zine making at The Zine Scene workshop! Learn tips and tricks for spontaneous zine making. All skill levels welcome, and all materials provided.

On the Calendar for All Ages

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Introduction to Tarot Workshop at Coolidge Corner
Thursday, October 26 at 6:30 PM - Join Laura Campagna for a fun and introspective workshop on learning how to read tarot!

Library Concert: Gladius, Virtuoso Flamenco Guitarist at Putterham
Wednesday, November 1 at 7 PM - Music lovers of all ages, join us for a classical flamenco guitar concert with touring musician Gladius!

The Visiting Mexican Artists Program: The Dancing Chickens of Ventura Fabian at Brookline Village
Saturday, November 4 at 2 PM - A live demonstration of Oaxacan woodcarving.


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.

Graphic Novel Group

Brookline Village Library

THURSDAY, October 26 at 6:30 PM

Come join us and read the latest and greatest in graphic novels. From familiar chestnuts to new future classics, from big name writers and artists to up-and-comers, from manga to superheroes to artsy indie comix and everything in between – if it’s got sequential art in it, we’ll read it! All are welcome and all graphic novels are welcome too. Copies of the first title, The Low, Low Woods, are available at the Brookline Village Circulation Desk.

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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.

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!

Couldn't make it to our talk with Meredith Broussard, author of More Than a Glitch? Not to worry - the recording is now available to watch online!
Ongoing Programs:
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.


Drop-In Math Tutoring

Brookline Village Library

WEDNESDAY, October 25 at 3 PM

For tweens and teens in grades 5 through 12 – stop by the tween room on Wednesday afternoons for math help from students just like you! Tutoring is provided by SkillBuild, a student-led, education non-profit that offers free peer tutoring and learning resources.

Tween Crafternoon: Haunted Terrariums

Brookline Village Library

THURSDAY, October 26 at 3 PM

Spend an afternoon crafting in the Tween Room. Make a spooky haunted miniature terrarium, filled with ghosts, monsters, and scares galore! For tweens in grades 5-7 only. No registration required. As supplies last.

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

On the Calendar for Teens & Tweens

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Teen & Tween Crafternoon: Slime at Putterham
Tuesday, October 24 at 3 PM - Get into the Halloween spirit and make DIY slime!

Teen & Tween Crafternoon: Tiny Spooky Paintings at Coolidge Corner
Monday, October 30 at 3 PM - Make a tiny spooky painting and have some Halloween treats!
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Coffee Filter Parachutes

Coolidge Corner Library

TUESDAY, October 24 at 3:30 PM

Join Sherry Eskin as we play with physics. Today, we’re constructing parachutes for different plastic animals. Does a bigger parachute work better than a smaller one? Together we will discover and have fun! For ages 3 – 5. Limited to 20 kids. Tickets available at the Children’s Desk beginning a half hour before the program.

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

Faroles/Lantern Workshop for Kids

latin american lanterns, lit up at night
Brookline Village Library

FRIDAY, October 28 at 2 PM

Join us for a lantern workshop! Rosalba Solis of La Piñata will tell the story behind faroles and guide everyone through the process of making their own lantern. Our intended audience for this program is kids ages 5-13 and their caregivers. Spots for this program will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

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Matt Heaton Family Singalong at Coolidge Corner
Tuesday, October 24 at 10:30 AM - Join special performer Matt Heaton for an interactive singalong!

Songs with Seth at Coolidge Corner
Wednesday, November 1 at 10:30 AM - Join local children’s musician Mr. Seth for an interactive family sing-along.

Fun on the Farm Storytelling Show at Brookline Village
Saturday, November 4 at 11 AM - A fun and interactive performance for kids, featuring storyteller Nicolette Nordin Heavey!
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