Monday, March 27th 2023

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Inside Abilities Dance’s Studio

Brookline Village Library

THURSDAY, March 30 at 7 PM

Venture inside the studio of Abilities Dance Boston, a local performing company that uses dance as a tool for intersectional disability rights. Ellice Patterson, Founder and Director of Abilities Dance, will talk about the process of how Abilities works in bringing together music, movement, and more in its productions. Ellice will focus on Abilities Dance’s new production, Intersections v2, which features diverse artists within and outside of the disabled community. Intersections V2 highlights BIPOC and deaf/disabled artists and activists past and present while exploring how racial justice and disability rights advocacy interconnect. Join us for this interactive talk, and learn about Abilities Dance and the themes of Intersections V2.

You can attend this program in person in Hunneman Hall at the Brookline Village Library, or you can watch live on YouTube or Facebook via the Brookline Interactive Group or on BIG’s Community Channel, Brookline RCN/Comcast Cable Channel 3.

This program is in partnership with the Brookline Interactive Group. This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Commission on Disability and the Library Trustees.

Easy Rose Gardening

at the Minot Rose Garden

SATURDAY, April 1 at 2 PM

Join Master Rosarian David Cannistraro to learn the basics of selecting, planting, and caring for roses throughout the seasons. David will discuss both traditional and organic rose care, and share images of roses and local rose gardens – including Brookline’s own Minot Rose Garden!

David Cannistraro is past President of the New England Rose Society, an American Rose Society Master Rosarian, and a horticultural rose judge. He is the owner of Just Roses, a rose garden design, restoration, and maintenance company.

This program will take place at the Minot Rose Garden, in Winthrop Square Park, at the corner of Browne and St. Paul streets. In case of inclement weather, an announcement will be made 24 hours in advance and it will move to the Coolidge Corner Library Meeting Room.

Digitized Newspapers

Special Collections is happy to announce our digitized newspapers have expanded once again! We are gathering up the small runs of papers we have before tackling the TAB. This time we have The Citizen, 1985-1994 and The Chronicle Citizen, 1981-1984. Our vendor has also migrated our database to a new platform that is much more friendly for mobile device use. If you've bookmarked the old site, please circle back to update to our new database.
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Pajama Storytime!

Brookline Village Library

THURSDAY, March 30 at 6:30 PM

Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal to our in-person Pajama Storytime! This storytime is geared for kids who are ages 0 to 5 years-old.

This Pajama Storytime will be in the Rabbit Hole. Space is limited, so please arrive early and stop by the Children’s Room Desk to get a storytime ticket. For the safety of patrons and staff, masks are strongly encouraged for ages 2 and older.

Knitting and Crochet for All

Brookline Village Library

TUESDAY, April 4 at 6:30 PM

Do you love to knit or crochet? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to learn? Join us for an evening of crafting at the Library! Your local librarians will be on hand to teach the basics of knitting, crochet, and finger knitting with fun projects for beginners. Already know how to knit or crochet? Bring along your current project to work on, and share what you’re making!

This program is for adults, teens, tweens, and kids ages 7 and up. We strongly encourage caregivers to stay with young children during the program and craft along together.

Want to use the Library’s supply of knitting needles and crochet hooks for more projects? Check them out using your library card as part of our circulating ideaSPACE collection!

Shrinky Dinks

Coolidge Corner Library

WEDNESDAY, April 5 at 3 PM

Looking to make a fun charm, name tag, or keychain? Join us in the Coolidge Corner Program room as we make shrinky dinks! For children ages 6 – 9.

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

On Display at the Library

Brookline Village Library
Brookline Turkeys - When local artist Caroline Barnes decided to create a series of travel posters portraying her home town, it only seemed natural to feature our newest star residents. Brookline Turkeys celebrates the Town of Brookline, Massachusetts and its freewheeling fearless feathered friends: our wild turkeys. On display through May 7.

Oia’s Painted Rocks and Edward’s LEGO Collection - In the Children’s Room flat case, Oia shares her collection of painted rocks. Oia made these rocks when she was sick and looking for something to do. Her favorite parts are the beautiful gems! In our wall case, Edward shares his LEGO collection. His collection features a Harry Potter set, militiamen marching in the countryside, and a rocket ship! Edward is nine years old. On display through April 4.
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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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