Monday, February 20th 2023

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“Pirates: Lost at Sea” by Talewise Science

Putterham Library

WEDNESDAY, February 22 at 2 PM

Set sail with us on a journey into the wondrous world of SCIENCE! Help the performer conduct several exciting science experiments all about chemical reactions, air pressure, the changing states of matter, the transfer of energy, and more. The science experiments are cleverly tied together by a fun, interactive tale called “Pirates: Lost at Sea.” The entire audience will help the performer tell the story — you’ll even get to decide what happens next!

This program is for ages 3-11. No registration required.
This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

Folk Tunes and Story Songs with The New Grown-Ups

Brookline Village Library

THURSDAY, February 23 at 10:30 AM

Join local musicians The New Grown-Ups for a special vacation week concert for kids!
This concert is a musical journey through roots music and folk songs for kids of all ages, but it may be most appropriate for kids ages 0-5. Free tickets will be required for this program and will be available at the Children’s Desk starting at 10 AM on the morning of the program. Learn more about The New Grown-Ups here.

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

Writing and Drawing Comics Strips and Gag Cartoons

Coolidge Corner Library

FRIDAY, February 24 at 10:30 AM

Join graphic novelist Jonathan Todd in this comics-making workshop! Before there were graphic novels, there were comic strips and one-panel magazine cartoons. In this workshop, students will get practice writing and drawing cartoons with one to four panels that will make their reader laugh, think, or observe something interesting.

For kids in grades 2-4. Limited to 20 kids.
This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.
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Mug Decorating for Tweens and Teens

Coolidge Corner Library

WEDNESDAY, February 22 at 3 PM

Join us to create your own personalized, decorated mugs in our mug press! Perfect for sipping hot chocolate, cozying up with tea, or giving as a gift.

This program is open to tweens and teens in grades 5-12 only. No registration required. As supplies last.

Kids Celebrate Black Artists

Brookline Village Library

THURSDAY, February 23 at 3 PM

Celebrate Black History Month and learn about the lives and artistic styles of five Black children’s book illustrators! Paint, collage, stamp, and quilt in the styles of Jerry Pinkney, Oge Mora, Jerome and Jarret Pumphrey, and Faith Ringgold, all while learning about their illustrious work. This is a drop-in program where kids can make it to one or all four stations about each artist. You can check out their books after the program, too! This interactive arts program is geared for kids ages 5-9.

Dinosaur Storytime

Brookline Village Library

SATURDAY, February 25 at 11 AM

Join Miss Amy for a dino-mite Saturday storytime! From the songs to the stories, everything will be dinosaur-themed, so bring your best dinosaur RAWR and be ready to have some fun! This storytime is aimed at kids ages 0 to 5 and their families. All attendees must have a ticket from the Children’s Desk, which are available a half hour before the program begins.

This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.

The Softer Side of Celtic

Celtic Music, Stories, and History with Jeff Snow

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Putterham Library

SATURDAY, February 25 at 2 PM

Jeff Snow is a talented multi-instrumentalist who shares the music, and the stories behind the music, of Scotland, Ireland, and England. Growing up in a home where old Scottish folk songs were the everyday sounds, Jeff developed an early love for Celtic music. Much of the history of these lands was preserved in song. You will see singing, laughing, lots of smiles, and perhaps a few tears as we travel through time.

This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

Silk Painting – Flower Magic

Coolidge Corner Library

SUNDAY, March 5 at 1:30 PM

Unleash your creativity in this hands-on batik workshop led by local artist Lidia Mikhaylova! Through simple techniques, you will experience how paint lives and reacts on a silk canvas as you transform your feelings into flowers.

This workshop is for adults and is limited to 12 participants. Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis, beginning as soon as the Library opens at 1 PM.

This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.
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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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For Kids:
It's school vacation week, so instead of many of our regular storytimes and activities, we're holding a series of special events! Scroll up in this newsletter to read more about them, or check our our full calendar of children's programming here.
  • LEGO Club at Coolidge Corner - Tuesday, February 21 at 3:15 PM
  • Playspace at Coolidge Corner - Thursday, February 23 at 10:15 AM
  • Playspace at Putterham - Monday, February 27 at 10:30 AM
  • Maker Monday at Brookline Village - Monday, February 27 at 3 PM
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