Monday, December 5th 2022

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Brookline Poets 4 x 4 Reading

Coolidge Corner Library

TUESDAY, December 6 at 7 PM

Four Brookline poets with various areas of expertise—photography, anthropology, literary studies, fiction, and poetry-in-translation—will each read four of their original poems. Featuring Peter Brown, Elizabeth Ferry, Melissa Green, and Kerry Loughman; hosted by Brookline poet laureate Jennifer Barber. The reading will be followed by a brief Q&A. Learn more about the poets here!

Sacha Lamb Author Talk

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Coolidge Corner Library

TUESDAY, December 13 at 7 PM

Join us for an author talk with Sacha Lamb in celebration of their novel When the Angels Left the Old Country. This event will include a Q&A and book signing, and copies of When the Angels Left the Old Country will be available for purchase courtesy of Brookline Booksmith.

When the Angels Left the Old Country is a queer immigrant fairytale about individual purpose, the fluid nature of identity, and the power of love to change and endure.
Perfect for fans of Good Omens! Learn more about the book and event here.

This event is in partnership with Brookline Booksmith and generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.

English Language Learning Tutoring

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We are excited to announce that the learner waitlist for our one-on-one tutoring program will reopen on Tuesday, December 6 at 10 AM on the ELL webpage.

Our language tutoring program matches adult English learners with volunteer tutors for one-on-one sessions to practice English, learn about the local community, and share cultural knowledge. The learners and tutors meet weekly for one hour for six months in person or online.

Volunteers are fluent or native English language speakers with tutor training, but are not professional teachers. The program is limited to the residents of Brookline or the Greater Boston Area. A six-month commitment is required. If you have any questions, email the ELL coordinators at or call 617-730-2369.
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Duct Tape Wallet Making

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Coolidge Corner Library

THURSDAY, December 8 at 4:30 PM

Join us for a duct tape wallet making event for children. Already know how to make a basic wallet? No worries! For advanced makers, we will cover how to add photo pockets and coin envelopes to your duct tape wallet.

For children in grades 2-4. Limited to 20 attendees. This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

Music Trivia – Broadway Edition

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THURSDAY, December 15 at 1:30 PM

Celebrate your love of musical theater with Music Trivia – Broadway Edition! Presenter Ben Pernick combines live performance, fun facts, trivia, and games based on box-office hits, including The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, Hamilton, and many more. This program for adults is an interactive tour of Broadway’s greatest showstoppers. Join us to test your musical know-how, learn fun trivia, and hear some showtunes live!

Sign up for Music Trivia – Broadway Edition here!

This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

World Language Storytimes

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The Library is pleased to partner with dedicated community members to offer storytimes in many world languages. All of our world language storytimes are conducted fully in their designated language. Check out what's coming up in the next couple of weeks:

Virtual Taiwanese Storytime - Wednesday, December 7 at 3:30 PM
French Storytime at Brookline Village - Thursday, December 8 at 10:30 AM
Hebrew Storytime at Coolidge Corner - Monday, December 12 at 4 PM
Spanish Storytime at Brookline Village - Thursday, December 15 at 10:30 AM
Japanese Storytime at Coolidge Corner - Friday, December 16 at 4 PM
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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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