Monday, January 30th 2023

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Celebrating Black History Month

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Black History Month begins this week, and the Library is celebrating all month long. We'll have book displays at all Library locations, as well as kids' activities in the Children's Room. We also invite you to participate in our Black History Month programs:

For Adults
Saturday, February 11 at 2:30 PM on Zoom
Black History Month Talk with Dr. Rebecca Hall, Author of Award-Winning Graphic Novel WAKE: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts

Tuesday, February 14 from 12-3 PM at the Brookline Village Library and on Zoom
Douglass Day Transcribe-a-Thon

For Kids
Thursday, February 23 at 3 PM at the Brookline Village Library
Kids Celebrate Black Artists

The 86th Village: An Evening with Sena Desai Gopal

FINAL Sena Gopal Digital Slide Feb 23
Coolidge Corner Library

THURSDAY, February 2 at 7 PM

Sena Desai Gopal is the author of the novel The 86th Village and a journalist specializing in science and medicine, food, and travel. Her work has been published in The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, Modern Farmer, and The Times of India, among others. In this talk, she will address the growing problem, often referred to as “Managed Retreat,” of how to resettle people displaced by floods, fires, droughts, and more. Governments around the world are struggling to find the means to help victims of natural and manmade catastrophes, and falling short because they do not have the money or the know-how. The talk will be informed by the author’s experience growing up in Yadahalli, a village in Southern India that will one day drown in the backwaters of one of India’s biggest, most ambitious dams, The Upper Krishna Project.
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Tween Crafternoon: Washi Tape Bracelets

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Brookline Village Library

THURSDAY, February 2 at 3 PM

Design a colorful bracelet using just washi tape and popsicle sticks!

For tweens in grades 5-7 only. No registration required. As supplies last. This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

Identity Theft and Fraud Prevention with the

Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation

Identity Theft & Fraud Prevention Feb 2023
Brookline Village Library

TUESDAY, February 7 at 7 PM

Scammers target everyone. Do you know how to keep your identity safe? Join the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation at the Brookline Village Library to learn essential information to stay steps ahead of fraudsters and to get informed about the latest scams.

The Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation protects and empowers consumers through advocacy and education, and ensures a fair playing field for the Massachusetts businesses its agencies regulate. For more information, visit their website here!

Rose Lerner & Olivia Waite Author Talk

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THURSDAY, February 16 at 7 PM

Rose Lerner and Olivia Waite are romance authors with a gift for creating characters who are deeply relatable, are beautifully flawed, and earn their happily ever afters. Their research into 19th-century England gives their writing context and detail. Join us for an author talk and Q&A with Rose and Olivia in celebration of Valentine’s Day! We’ll discuss their writing processes, how they research historical details, and how they craft historical happily ever afters. We’ll be highlighting Rose’s new book, Sailor’s Delight, and Olivia’s The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows.

Learn more and register here!

This event is in partnership with Brookline Booksmith and the public libraries of Ashland, Belmont, Canton, Franklin, Millis, Tewksbury, Watertown, and West Falmouth. This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

On Display at the Library

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Brookline Village
Tagua Nut Carvings - Judith Clark’s collection of tagua nut carvings is currently on display at the Brookline Village Library. Tagua nuts are the seeds of certain species of palm trees. These carvings are made by artists in Panama and Colombia. On display through March 1.

Maya’s Cat Collection and Ethan’s LEGO Collection - Check out the collections on display in the Children’s Room! In our flat case, Maya shares her collection of cat stuffed animals. Maya is 7 years old and she loves cats because they are cute. In our wall case, Ethan shares his LEGO collection. Ethan is 5 years old and he likes LEGO and Mario. On display through February 6.
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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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