Monday, November 7th 2022

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Turkey Town Film Screening and Q&A

Brookline Village Library

MONDAY, November 14 at 7 PM

Wild turkeys are everywhere! The population has exploded in Massachusetts in recent years, to the point where wild turkeys have made their homes in our suburbs and cities. Their presence has had a polarizing effect on our community—some welcome them, others would prefer they disappear. Turkey Town is a documentary short that explains the comeback of the wild turkey population in Massachusetts and explores the social and environmental consequences, both positive and negative, of their return.

The Library is delighted to present a screening of Turkey Town, followed by a Q&A with local filmmaker Aynsley Floyd and ornithologist and author Scott Weidensaul. And we're pleased to announce an additional panelist: wildlife biologist Jim Cardoza! You can visit our website to learn more about all of the panelists.

This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

Tips for a Successful Virtual Interview

Virtual Interview Program Slide

TUESDAY, November 8 at 7 PM

Join career consultant Gary Gekow for an informative workshop on Tips for a Successful Virtual Interview! Prior to COVID-19 many companies were implementing phone and video interviews as part of their hiring process. Now virtual interviews are becoming commonplace. This Zoom workshop will address many topics including ideal locations and conditions for conducting the interview, the importance of body language, technology overviews, appropriate dress codes, and strategies to build confidence.

Sign up for this workshop here!

This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

Digitized Special Collections

Brookline Annual Reports
For those visiting our local history page on the website, you will notice we have a new addition to digitized material! The town's annual reports from 1846-2017 are now accessible via the Internet Archive. All patrons can search town annual reports, street listings, high school yearbooks, a selection of photographs and manuscripts. Our big project over the last few years has focused on digitizing Brookline newspapers, which have just been updated with the run from 1960-1980 this past week! If you have any research projects and you're wondering what else we might have, please contact our archivists.

Library Closed for Veterans Day

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

Coolidge Corner Library

SATURDAY, November 12 at 11 AM

Join the Cat in the Hat as he narrates the tale of Horton, who’s trying to protect the Who-ville – a community that resides on a speck of dust! Brought to you by Emerson College’s Kidding Around theater troupe.

Drawing from over a dozen children’s book classics by Dr. Suess, Seussical is a 90-minute musical adaptation of his creative, inspiring, and out-of-this-world stories. However, Seussical is not just about the hysterical and heart-warming tales we all know and love, it explores a deeper sense of community, allyship, and what it truly means to be a friend.

Musician Storytime

Illustrated penguin playing the piano
Brookline Village Library

SATURDAY, November 12 at 11 AM

Join Miss Macy for a special Saturday storytime with an exciting guest, local musician Jake Kinney. We’ll read stories, sing songs, listen to Jake play the piano, and make some music of our own!

Jake Kinney is a Brookline resident and a graduate of MIT. He plays trumpet with the Concord Band in Concord, MA and has been playing the piano since the age of three.
This storytime is open to families and children of all ages though it may be best suited for kids ages 3 and up. Free tickets are required for this program. Tickets will be available on the day of the program starting at 10:30 AM at the children’s desk at the Brookline Village Library.

Family Game Night

2022 Family Game Night
Brookline Village Library

WEDNESDAY, November 16 at 6:30 PM

Get ready to roll dice, flip cards, and traverse game boards at our family game night celebrating International Games Month! Join us in the Tween Room at the Brookline Village Library between 6:30 and 7:30 PM with your family to play a variety of board games. 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. This is a drop-in event, but space at game tables may be limited. We have games available for kids ages 3 and up.

Harvesting Stories Author Events

Children's Event
Coolidge Corner Library

Harvesting Stories: Author Event for Children

SATURDAY, November 19 at 2:30 PM

Bring your young writers and join authors and poets Kianny Antigua, Mía Montás, and Tanya M. Paris for some story reading! They will guide children through the process of writing a story and help them put their own stories down on paper. All materials will be provided.
Adult event
Coolidge Corner Library

Harvesting Stories: Author Event for Adults

SATURDAY, November 19 at 3:45 PM

Dominican poets and authors Kianny Antigua, Keiselim Montás, Tanya M. Paris, and María Victoria chronicle the joys and challenges of Caribbean and Mainland experiences. Join them for a poetry reading. Afterwards, there will be a moderated panel discussion and Q&A session where they will share their personal writing journeys.
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Each week the Library holds many regularly occurring programs for adults and kids of all ages. Check out what's happening this week – and click on the links for more information and sign-ups!

For a listing of book group and movie screening titles, please visit our website.
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