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Tuesday, February 27th 2018

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WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH (1)

CELEBRATE WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

Throughout the month of March the Public Library of Brookline will be celebrating women's history.
Brookline Village
  • WEEKLY EVERY OTHER SATURDAY AND TUESDAY: Feature film screenings highlighting women's lives and places in history. This Saturday, March 3, start off with a screening of STEP.
  • WEDNESDAY MARCH 22 at 7 PM: Fiction writer Grace Talusan, journalist Firuzeh Shokooh-Valle, and poets Yara Liceaga-Rojas and Sharon Amuguni will discuss their work and the challenges and opportunities they have faced in their fields. More details here.
  • MONDAY MARCH 26 at 7 PM: A lively discussion with Mackenzi Lee, author of Bygone Badass Broads, debating our top ten fictional and real-life heroines. Details to be announced soon.
Putterham
  • SATURDAY MARCH 17 at 2 PM: Learn about the life of Mary Baker Eddy with Sandra Houston, the President and Executive Director of the Longyear Museum. At the Putterham Library.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Jenny Erpenbeck in conversation with Claire Messud

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Coolidge Corner
TUESDAY MARCH 6 at 7 PM
In partnership with Brookline Booksmith, Jenny Erpenbeck will discuss her most recent novel Go, Went, Gone with Claire Messud.
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MIDDAY MOVIES

Beloved
Putterham
WEDNESDAY
1 PM
More about Midday Movies

MOVIE MATINEE

Midwife
Coolidge Corner
THURSDAY
Refreshments 1 PM
Screening 1:30-4 PM
More about Movie Matinee

BROOKLINE EATS
Brookline Eats! continues to bring you tasty treats and engaging speakers. Click the button below for details on over twenty-five programs over the next four months that celebrate community, cuisine, and the culinary traditions of Brookline.

Send us your family recipes!

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Tonight's Brookline Eats! event, Feeding Each Other, celebrates the recipes and traditions passed on in communities. Be inspired to share your favorite traditional family recipe with us! We will collect all submissions and create our own community cookbook. Pick up a recipe form at any of our locations, at any Brookline Eats! event, or submit a recipe online here.

Celebrate Pi Day with us!

PiDayPies
Brookline Village

Pi Day Taste Test

WEDNESDAY March 14 at 3 PM
Celebrate Pi Day by eating lots of pie! Join us to taste and vote on a wide range of tasty baked pies of all varieties. Open to all ages.
Coolidge Corner

Pi Day with Boston Cream Pie

WEDNESDAY March 14 at 4:30 PM
Join us on Pi(e) Day at the Public Library of Brookline to learn about the history and evolution of the Boston Cream Pie, and come prepared to sample a few from local eateries!
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MEET THE STAFF

Teen Librarian at Brookline Village Robin Brenner

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First literary crush (author or character): George, King of Thieves, from the Alanna Quartet by Tamora Pierce.
Last song you listened to: A Sorta Fairytale by Tori Amos.
Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw. (Some say Ravenpuff, but I stick to Ravenclaw.)
Name a word that starts with the letter Q: Queenly.
Movie or TV show you always watch when it comes on screen, no matter what: The Hunt for Red October (and I can quote it line by line.)
If you could travel back in time, what period would you go to? Perhaps the 1920s, but modern medicine makes the present pretty great.
Cake or pie? Cake.
Big dogs or small dogs? Cats, always.
Hardcover or paperback? Hardcover.
Fictional world or game you'd most like to visit? The London of the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch (but only if I can hang out with Peter Grant.)
What book would you most like to see turned into a top-notch film or miniseries? Connie Willis's time travel novels, from Doomsday Book to To Say Nothing of the Dog to Black Out/All Clear. Miniseries or one book per season series, please!
Favorite fictional librarian? Evie Carnahan from The Mummy series or Lucien, the Chief Librarian of the Dreaming in Neil Gaiman's Sandman.
Favorite Jane Austen character? Anne from Persuasion. (Best. Letter. Ever.)
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CHILDREN'S WINTER PROGRAMS

Brookline Village
Terrific Twos (And Threes!)
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 2 years old
Mother Goose on the Loose
Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 13 to 23 month-olds (get ticket at desk)
Stories and Crafts (Drop In)
Wednesdays at 3:30 PM
Age: 3-5 years old
Stories and Crafts (Drop In)
Thursdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 2-3 years old (get ticket at desk)
Grab Bag Craft
Thursdays at 3 PM
Age: 5 and up
Friday Flicks (Drop In)
Fridays at 10:30 am
Age: 2 years and older. Parents and caregivers are also welcome.
Saturday Six to Eights
Saturdays at 2:30 PM
Age: 6-8 years old
Coolidge Corner
Come Play With Us
Mondays at 10:15 AM
Age: Infants-12 month-olds
Mother Goose
Tuesdays at 10:15 AM
Age: 1-2 years-old
Sing Along, Dance and Play
Wednesdays at 10:15 AM
Age: 0-5
PlaySpace
Wednesdays at 11:15 AM
Fridays at 10 AM
Age: 2-5 years old
Sing Along, Dance and Play
Saturdays at 10:30 AM
January 6 and February 3
Age: 0-5
Putterham
Toddlery Storytime
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 2-3 year-olds
Preschool Storytime
Tuesdays at 3:30 PM
Age: 3-6 year-olds
Sing and Dance with Martha Leader
Fridays at 10:30 AM
Visit the Children's Department online.

UPCOMING BOOK SELECTIONS

All of our book clubs are drop in. If you'd like to join us, you may pick up the next title at the Circulation Desk of the hosting library and attend the next meeting ready to discuss.
More about each book club.
A TASTE OF POETRY
Brookline Village
THURSDAY MAR 1
Noon-1:30 PM
Poet: Richard Wilbur
BROOKLINE VILLAGE
Brookline Village
MONDAY MAR 5
7-8:30 PM
The Noise of Time
by Julian Barnes
MYSTERY
Brookline Village
TUESDAY MAR 20
Noon-1 PM
The Victoria Vanishes
by Christopher Fowler
MID-DAY MYSTERY
Coolidge Corner
MONDAY MAR 12
12:30-1:30 PM
Missing, Presumed
by Julie Steiner
AFTERNOON
Brookline Village
MONDAY MAR 12
2:15-1:30 PM
The Firebrand and the First Lady
by Patricia Bell-Scott
SHELF RESPECT
Brookline Village
WEDNESDAY MAR 14
7 PM
Six of Crows
by Leigh Bardugo
READ AND MEET
Brookline Village
THURSDAY MAR 15
7 PM
I am Malala
by Malala Yousafzai
PUTTERHAM
Putterham
MONDAY MAR 19
2-3:30 PM
Nora Webster
by Colm Toibin
AND THE AWARD GOES TO...
Coolidge Corner
WEDNESDAY MAR 21
2-3 PM
Evicted by Matthew Desmond
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