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Tuesday, January 23rd 2018

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Read on for what's happening at the library this week.
  • Join us this February to celebrate Black History Month with select film screenings at all three locations
  • Celebrate the Lunar New Year with us at our Coolidge Corner Location, including a Lion Dance and Kung Fu demonstration on February 11
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  • Our first Brookline Eats special event is coming February 6: a visit from Breadboard Bakery's Daisy Chow.
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Black History Month Film Series

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Brookline Village
THURSDAYS IN FEBRUARY
6 PM
In honor of Black History Month, the Public Library of Brookline is screening a special month-long film series. Join us every Thursday in February at 6 PM to celebrate Black history and culture. Snacks and hot cocoa will be provided.
  • February 1: #BlackLivesMatter (2015)
  • February 8: Get Out (2017)
  • February 15: 13th (2016)
  • February 22: Moonlight (2016)
Our two weekly film series, Midday Movies at Putterham and Movie Matinee at Coolidge Corner, will also be featuring films that celebrate Black history during February, including The Color Purple, Selma, and Marshall.
Keep an eye out for displays and recommended lists celebrating Black history at each location.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Kids ideaSPACE: Eclipse Exploration

Kids ideaSPACE: Eclipse Exploration

March 6, 2024 3:00 PM @ Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

On Monday, April 8 2024 the US will experience a total solar eclipse! In Brookline, we’ll experience approximately 92% obscuration of the sun. Join us on Wednesday, March 6 in Hunneman Hall  to start preparing for the eclipse! We’ll learn what creates the conditions for a solar eclipse, create an eclipse-themed craft, and take a closer look at the sun through sunoculars and a solar telescope.

This program is for kids ages 5-9. While you’re welcome to drop-by between 3 and 4 PM, we recommend you come at 3 and stay for the duration of the program. Kids under 9 should be accompanied by an adult in Hunneman Hall.

Eclipse Exploration for Everyone

Eclipse Exploration for Everyone

March 9, 2024 2:00 PM @ Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

On Monday, April 8 2024 the US will experience a total solar eclipse! In Brookline, we’ll experience approximately 92% obscuration of the sun. Join us on Saturday, March 9 in Hunneman Hall  to start preparing for the eclipse! We’ll learn what creates the conditions for a solar eclipse, create an eclipse-themed craft, and take a closer look at the sun through sunoculars and a solar telescope.*

This program is for adults and kids of all ages. Kids under 9 should be accompanied by an adult in Hunneman Hall.

*Sunoculars and solar telescopes are designed to allow people to safely view the sun. Do not look directly at the sun with regular binoculars or telescopes.

World of Pies for Pi Day

World of Pies for Pi Day

March 14, 2024 3:30 PM @ Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall

Join us for a Pi Day celebration where you can taste pies from around the world! We’ll be giving out samples of different kinds of pies from traditions all over the world, and we can debate what, exactly, makes a pie…a pie.

This event is for tweens (grades 5-7), teens (grades 8-12), and adults only!

Please note

This will be a first come, first served event Free tickets will be available starting at 3 PM at the Teen Room desk on the ground floor. You must be present to get a ticket (no holding tickets for another person) We are limited to 100 spots.

 

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THIS WEEK'S MOVIES

Midday Movies

Putterham
Stronger
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 24
1:30-4 PM
More about Midday Movies

Movie Matinee

Coolidge Corner
VictoriaAbdul
THURSDAY JANUARY 25
Refreshments 1 PM
Screening 1:30-4 PM
More about Movie Matinee
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MEET THE STAFF

Library Assistant in Technical Services

at Brookline Village Jesse Ellis

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First literary crush (author or character): Tien from Dragonball.
Last song you listened to: The Closest I've Come by Earthside.
Hogwarts House: Slytherin.
Name a word that starts with the letter Q: Quetzalcoatl.
Movie or TV show you always watch when it comes on screen, no matter what: The Office (US).
If you could travel back in time, what period would you go to? Prehistoric age to visit dinosaurs (and try not to get eaten).
Cake or pie? Pie, all the way.
Big dogs or small dogs? Both?
Hardcover or paperback? Hardcover.
Fictional world or game you'd most like to visit? DC Comics Universe.
What book would you most like to see turned into a top-notch film or miniseries? Prospero's Children by Jan Siegel.
Favorite fictional librarian? Barbara Gordon/Batgirl.
Favorite fictional detective? Vic Sage/The Question.
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TGIF AFTER SCHOOL MOVIE

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FRIDAY JANUARY 26
2 PM
Join us for a fun children’s movie and a snack! Recommended for ages five and up.
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CHILDREN'S WINTER PROGRAMS

Coolidge Corner
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 FEB 1
Poet: Tracy K. Smith
Noon-1:30 PM
Open to adults.
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Brookline Village

Brookline Village
MONDAY FEB 5
7-8:30 PM
Open to adults.
Barkskins

Mid-day Mystery

Coolidge Corner
MONDAY FEB 12
12:30-1:30 PM
Open to adults.
IllWill

Afternoon

Brookline Village
MONDAY FEB 12
2:15-1:30 PM
Open to adults.

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Shelf Respect

Brookline Village
WEDNESDAY FEB 14
7 PM
Open to teens and adults.
WhentheMoonWasOur

Read and Meet

Coolidge Corner
THURSDAY FEB 15
7 PM
Open to adults.

Quiet

Mystery

Brookline Village
TUESDAY FEB 20
Noon-1 PM
Open to adults.
CuckoosCalling

And the Award Goes To...

Coolidge Corner
WEDNESDAY FEB 21
2-3 PM
Open to adults.
SabbathsTheater

Putterham

Putterham
MONDAY FEB 26
2-3:30 PM
Open to adults.
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