Monday, April 10th 2023

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Library Closed for Patriots' Day

All Public Library of Brookline locations will be closed Monday, April 17 for Patriots' Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, April 18.

Honey Tasting in Hunneman Hall

Brookline Village Library

SATURDAY, April 15 at 2 PM

Join us at the Brookline Village Library for a special honey tasting event! Between 2 and 3 PM as supplies last, drop in to Hunneman Hall and you’ll be given six different honey samples to taste, along with a list of information about each flavor. Can you guess which honey is which? Those who get it right will be entered into a raffle, and the winner gets to take home a bottle of one of our honeys!

This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

April Vacation Week Programs

School is out for the week of April 17, and we’ve got exciting programs for kids, tweens, and teens at all three Public Library of Brookline locations. We hope you’ll join us to learn, create, and explore! Check out what's on the calendar, and click on the links to learn more and see age ranges for each program.
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Cardboard Rollercoaster Challenge

Brookline Village Library

WEDNESDAY, April 12 at 2 PM

Bring or join a team to build a rollercoaster from one side of the room to the other using only cardboard, tape, and string! Open to teens in grades 8-12 only. On the ground floor, in the Teen Room.

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

Family Game Night

Brookline Village Library

WEDNESDAY, April 12 at 6:30 PM

Get ready to roll dice, flip cards, and traverse game boards at our family game night! Join us in the Tween Room 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.

Whatever Happened to the Epic?

with Robert Crossley and Jennifer Barber

Brookline Village Library

TUESDAY, April 18 at 7 PM

Epic poems have often been viewed as the dinosaur of literature: huge, impressive, a little intimidating—and extinct. This presentation—which will welcome audience members to interact with the speakers—will take up several questions: Is it true that there hasn’t been a significant epic in English since Milton’s Paradise Lost? What forms has the epic imagination taken in the modern era? Do audiences still desire the epic experience? If they do, what satisfactions does the epic offer? And, finally, does the epic have any impact on practicing writers in our own day?

Learn more about speakers Robert Crossley and Jennifer Barber here!

Tool Library One-Year Anniversary Showcase

Coolidge Corner Library

SATURDAY, April 22 from 1:30 - 4:30 PM

Have you heard about our tool library, but wanted to learn more about what we have? Come stop by during our Tool Library Showcase on its first anniversary! Learn more about what specific tools could be used for, check out the new tools we’ve added, and start preparing for summer projects around your place—without having to own everything you might need.
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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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