Tuesday, March 20th 2018

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Read on for what's happening at the library this week.
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Five Team Brookline runners have been training all winter to be ready to run the Boston Marathon on April 16th. They are raising money for the Library Foundation's programs. Encourage their hard work by checking out their individual pages here and make a donation to bring them closer to their fundraising goals! Cheer for them on April 16th, Patriots Day and Marathon Day as they make their way down Beacon Street.

Join us for Kentucky Derby Day

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Saturday, May 5

Mark your calendar: On Saturday, May 5th the Library Foundation is hosting Kentucky Derby Day at the Coolidge Corner Library – just before the location closes for a brief renovation.
We’ll sip mint juleps, listen to Bluegrass music and watch the 144th running of The Kentucky Derby – all while raising money to support the renovation and fund technology at each of our libraries. When we heard that the Coolidge Library would temporarily close for repairs this summer, the Library Foundation offered to contribute additional capital to make significant upgrades for the future.
Get your Derby hats ready and join your friends and neighbors to watch the most exciting two minutes in sports! Help us set the pace early by taking two minutes now to pledge advance support by March 22nd and be listed on the invitation. Click on DerbyDay@Coolidge for more information and watch for ticket sales to begin April 1st.
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The Radical Element

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Brookline Village

TONIGHT at 6:30 PM

A sisterhood - edtior Jessica Spotswood and authors Erin Bowman and Sara Farizan - discuss their anthology of revolution and resistance. This event will take place in the Teen Room. Presented in partnership with Brookline Booksmith.

Highlights from the Institute of Korean Royal Cuisine

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Brookline Village
WEDNESDAY March 21 at 7:00 PM
Korean food expert Suyeon Yang has been working towards educating the American public about the goodness of Asian-inspired healthy foods. She is a graduate from the Institute of Korean Royal Cuisine and the Institute of Korean Royal Dessert in Seoul, as well as the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. She studied under the tutelage of Han Bok-Ryu, one of Korea’s officially designated living cultural assets.
Come learn about traditional Korean cuisines, palace cuisines fit for the kings of 500-year Yi Dynasty, and present day ordinary Korean meals, as well as stories from Suyeon’s training.

Women's Journeys in Writing

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Brookline Village
THURSDAY March 22 at 7:00 PM
In honor of Women’s History Month, join us to hear the stories of four women writers. 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. The panelists will share selections of their writing in multiple languages.

Bygone Badass Broads with Mackenzi Lee

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Brookline Village
MONDAY March 26 at 7:00 PM
Join adventurous author Mackenzi Lee, author of the Stonewall Book Award Honor winner The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, to discuss the too often overlooked ladies of history from her new nonfiction book, Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World. She'll be joined by A. C. Gaughen, author of the new Elementae series starting with Reign the Earth, and no stranger to telling tales of adventurous women. We will debate who to pick for a fictional all-women pirate ship crew if given the option of women from history and fiction. Who would be your captain, first mate, doctor, or cook? Who might mutiny? Bring your top picks.

Dungeons and Dragons Game Night

WEDNESDSAY March 28 at 6:30 PM
Join us for a fun adventure playing Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition.
Dice and snacks will be provided. Use a library character or bring one from the Adventurer’s League. Registration is required.
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Registration is open for all of our Brookline Read events here.
The Underground Railroad, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, by Colson Whitehead, is this year’s Brookline Reads selection. Whitehead will be at the Brookline High School auditorium, 115 Greenough Street, to discuss his book at 7 PM on Wednesday, April 25.
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Brookline Village
6:30 PM
More about Women's History Month Film Series


1:30 PM
More about Midday Movies


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

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TGIF After School Movie

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Coolidge Corner
FRIDAY March 23 at 2:30 PM
Join us for a fun children’s movie and a snack! Recommended for ages five and up.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Brookline Village
SATURDAY March 24 at 2:30 PM
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” is a musical about everyone’s favorite comic book characters, the Peanuts, but with a twist. Focusing on the relationships between the characters everyone knows and loves and their individuality, this musical brings the flat drawings into three dimensions onstage. The Kidding Around theatre troupe focuses on the idea that happiness comes in many forms, and that everyone can be a light for themselves and those around them.
After the show, the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions of the performers. All ages welcome.
Visit the Children's Department online.
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What you call them every day other than their name: Little Kitty, Mister Fats, Dude.
A favorite quirk in their behavior: In recent years he likes trying to swat or bite human food despite having no interest in eating it.
Favorite sleeping spot: My sister’s laptop.
Can they do a trick? He garbles an expert turkey impression.
Belongs to: Jesse, Technical Services. Name pronounced like Simon.
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