Monday, November 27th 2023

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First Light Celebration- Rolled Beeswax Candles

Coolidge Corner Library

THURSDAY, November 30 from 4-7 PM

The Library is delighted to participate in this year’s First Light Celebration. While enjoying the festivities, stop by the Coolidge Corner Library to make and decorate a rolled beeswax candle! This activity is recommended for adults and kids ages 5+. First Light is organized by the Brookline Chamber of Commerce.

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

Concert: Songs in Cello & Piano Music

Brookline Village Library

SATURDAY, December 2 at 3:15 PM

The Library is pleased to present a concert of classical cello and piano music, featuring music written by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, de Falla, and Rachmaninoff. The featured musical works are inspired by vocal genres including German opera and Spanish folksongs, and transcribed from songs without words. In classical music, the term “songs” refers to musical works written to be sung by vocalists. Cello, known as the closest instrument to the human voice, will be sung by Ji Young Lee and piano by Victor Cayres.

This concert will include comments on the music and a Q&A session. Adults and children of all ages are welcome, no registration required. Doors will open at 3 PM.

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

On the Calendar for All Ages

Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Concert at Coolidge Corner
Tuesday, November 28 at 7 PM - Join our friends from Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band for an evening of klezmer music and Yiddish song! Dancing and singing along are both welcome.


Virtual: Q&A with Author and Audiobook Narrator, Travis Baldree:

Discussing Cozy Fantasy “Bookshops and Bonedust”

THURSDAY, November 30 at 7 PM

Who doesn’t love a good slice-of-life cozy fantasy with a dollop of romantic froth – with ORCS!?! Join us for a fun conversation with Travis Baldree to celebrate the book birthday of “Bookshops and Bonedust”, the eagerly anticipated follow-up to “Legends & Lattes”. Bring your questions, this will be a fascinating Q&A!

Learn more and register for the Q&A with Travis Baldree here!

Bake It Till You Make It

TUESDAY, December 5 at 7 PM

Join us on Zoom for an evening of cooking and conversation. Bake It Till You Make It combines a bake-along with a conversation about the importance of mental health, all in a welcoming, community-focused environment. Mental health advocate Dayna Altman will guide us through making Oreo truffles while sharing her own story, using baking to give an important conversation a fun, welcoming setting.

Learn more, see the recipe, and register for Bake It Till You Make It here!

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

On the Calendar for Adults

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Indigenous People Celebration Committee Hosts: Discussion of Killers of the Flower Moon at Brookline Village
Tuesday, November 28 at 7 PM - Join Brookline’s IPCC, led by two Indigenous voices, for a discussion around representation of Native Americans in film, the history behind the book and film, how the film met expectations, and how it could have been better.

Archives Office Hours at Brookline Village
Wednesday, November 29 at 3 PM - Curious about how archives work and what's in the Library's collection? Our archivist will share a collection and answer questions.

Harnessing Artificial Intelligence for Public Health: Opportunities and Challenges for Brookline at Brookline High School
Wednesday, November 29 at 6 PM - Friends of Brookline Public Health Annual Meeting featuring a dynamic discussion about intersection of AI, Public Health and Brookline. Featuring Library Trustee Chris Chanyasulkit, Ph.D, MPH as the MC.

Meet the SBA: Connections and Resources at Coolidge Corner
Tuesday, December 5 at 7 PM - What is the Small Business Administration and what does it do? Join SBA Outreach Specialist Shelly Gillis in this free workshop to learn more about how the SBA can help you.
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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 Crafternoon: Mason Jar Lanterns

Mason jar lanterns
Putterham Library

TUESDAY, November 28 at 3 PM

Coolidge Corner Library

THURSDAY, December 7 at 3 PM

Create a mason jar lantern to light up the night. Battery-operated tealights and supplies will be provided. For tweens and teens in grades 5-12. While supplies last.

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

Teen ideaSPACE: Hand-Sewn Turkeys

Brookline Village Library

WEDNESDAY, November 29 at 4 PM

Learn basic hand-sewing skills while creating a cute turkey friend! Open to teens in grades 8-12 only.

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

On the Calendar for Teens & Tweens

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Open Game Play with Virtual Reality at Coolidge Corner
Wednesday, December 6 from 1:30-4:30 PM - One Up Games brings a variety of next-gen consoles and gaming monitors to the Library!

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Family Game Night

Brookline Village Library

WEDNESDAY, November 29 at 6:30 PM

Get ready to roll dice, flip cards, and traverse game boards at our family game night celebrating International Games Month! Play a classic like Clue, Candyland, or Sorry, or try your hand at something new like Hoot Owl Hoot, Ticket to Ride: First Journey, or Sneaky Snacky Squirrel. We have games available for kids ages 3 and up!

Sensory Friendly Magic Show with Todd the Magician

Coolidge Corner Library

SATURDAY, December 2 at 2 PM

Join us for a special sensory friendly magic show! You’ll see magic tricks, juggling, comedy, and a lot of audience participation. Throw out any preconceived ideas you have a typical magician because Todd puts on a different kind of show. This performance is for kids of all ages and their families.

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

On the Calendar for Kids

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Pups @ Putterham: Read to A Dog! at Putterham
Wednesday, November 29 at 7:30 PM - Bring a favorite book, and relax while you read to a friendly, furry, four-legged friend.

Matt Heaton Family Singalong at Coolidge Corner
Saturday, December 2 at 2 PM - Join special performer Matt Heaton for an interactive singalong!

Animals of the Desert vs Rainforest with Joys of Nature at Brookline Village
Wednesday, December 6 at 1 and 3 PM - Meet some desert and rainforest animals up close, and learn about how their wild relatives survive.

Landscapes of Our World with the Brookline Arts Center at Brookline Village
Wednesday, December 6 at 6 PM - Learn how to draw and color fantastic landscapes and their inhabitants.
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