Monday, November 6th 2023

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Library Connection Delivery Service Returns!

Can’t come to the Library? Let the Library come to you!

The Public Library of Brookline is pleased to re-introduce Library Connection, a program providing increased access to information and library services through delivery of library materials to Brookline residents that are permanently or temporarily homebound. The anticipated start date for services is December 1, 2023.

If you are interested in receiving services, please contact Valerie Graf by email at or by phone at 617-730-2743 to be added to our waitlist. Those interested in volunteering for the program or with general questions about the program may reach out to Sar Durkin, by email at or by phone at 617-730-2355.

Library Closed for Veterans Day

All Public Library of Brookline locations will be closed Saturday, November 11 for Veterans Day. Regular hours will resume Sunday, November 12.

The Library Is on TikTok

The Library is now on TikTok. We have once again expanded our reach in the digital landscape. Follow us on TikTok @brklib!


A Day of Fall Food

A photo of cranberry bars on a baking sheet.

TUESDAY, November 14

We are delighted to present a pair of virtual programs - both focusing on fall food - on Tuesday, November 14. Join us on Zoom for one or both!

Perfectly Good Food: Thanksgiving Edition
Tuesday, November 14 at 3 PM - Chefs and sisters Mei and Irene Li - co-founders of Mei Mei and authors of Perfectly Good Food - will discuss ways to cook the food you already have and some of their favorite use-it-up recipes, with a special focus on reducing food waste around the holidays.

New England Desserts Virtual Cook-Along
Tuesday, November 14 at 7 PM - Tammy Donroe Inman, award-winning author of New England Desserts: Classic and Creative Recipes for All Seasons, will demonstrate how to make one of her favorite fall recipes, Cranberry Crumb Bars.

4 x 4 Poetry Reading

graphic with head shots of four poets
Coolidge Corner Library

TUESDAY, November 14 at 7 PM

Brookline poet laureate Jennifer Barber hosts four poets from surrounding towns – Valerie Duff, Sarah Kafatou, Gregory Lawless, and Daniel E. Pritchard – each reading four of their original poems. The reading will be followed by a brief Q & A. Learn more about the poets here!

On the Calendar for Adults

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Author Event with Jim Sullivan: Backstage & Beyond at Brookline Village
Thursday, November 16 at 7 PM - Join us for an author talk with music journalist and Brookline resident Jim Sullivan in celebration of his new books Backstage & Beyond Vol. 1: 45 Years of Classic Rock Chats & Rants and Backstage & Beyond Vol. 2: 45 Years of Modern Rock Chats & Rants.

Native American Pop Culture through Art and Design with Sebastian Ebarb
at Putterham
Saturday, November 18 at 10 AM - Join speaker Sebastian Ebarb as we take a dive into Native American humor, art, and design.

Drawing in Color with the Brookline Arts Center at Brookline Village
Saturday, November 18 at 2 PM - This workshop will provide an introduction to working with color in 2D images.

Memoir Writing Workshop: Family & Community Traditions at Brookline Village
Monday, November 20 at 7 PM - Join Dr. Miriam Roslayn Diamond and write a short memoir about a tradition you experienced in your early life.
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.


Teen & Tween Crafternoon: Mini Secret Garden

Miniature garden collage in a breath mints tin
Putterham Library

TUESDAY, November 7 at 3 PM

Spend an afternoon crafting at Putterham! Make a miniature secret garden in a breath mints tin. For tweens and teens in grades 5-12. While supplies last.

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

Teen & Tween Crafternoon: Potato Prints

Stamps using painted potatoes
Coolidge Corner Library

THURSDAY, November 9 at 3 PM

Learn a printmaking technique using potatoes and paint. DIY potato stamps will be composted at the end of the program. For tweens and teens in grades 5-12. No registration required. As supplies last.

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

On the Calendar for Teens & Tweens

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Magnificent Monster Circus

with Puppet Showplace Theatre

Brookline Village Library

WEDNESDAY, November 8 at 2:30 PM

Come one, come all, to a circus like no other! Encounter magnificent creatures from the wilds of your imagination as their quirky human caretaker tries to teach them new tricks. Kids can lend a hand to Eustace the Unicycling Unimonster, make friends with a Fiery Fanged Worm, cheer for Agnes the many-legged Acropod, and more!

Stop by the children’s desk to pick up your free ticket to this program starting at 2 PM on the day of the show. This program is recommended for kids ages 3+ and their families.

Painting Through Nature

with the Brookline Arts Center

Brookline Village Library

WEDNESDAY, November 8 at 6 PM

Join us for another amazing art program for children ages 5 to 9 with the Brookline Arts Center! In this workshop, kids will create artwork filled with interesting creatures and plants while exploring paint as a medium. Kids will learn how to create their own colorful paintings step-by-step with lots of room for creativity. This program does not require registration but will have a limited capacity, so please arrive in a timely manner.

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

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Build a Chair for a Stuffy at Coolidge Corner
Tuesday, November 7 at 3:30 PM - Join Sherry Eskin as we play with engineering!

Songs with Seth at Coolidge Corner
Wednesday, November 15 at 10:30 AM - Join local children’s musician Mr. Seth for an interactive family sing-along.

Hybrid Reading and Q&A with Author Traci Sorell at Brookline Village
Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30 PM - In celebration of National Native American Heritage Month, enrolled Cherokee member, Traci Sorell, will read her book, Contenders, about the first two Native Americans to appear in the world series!
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