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Monday, January 25th 2021

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Read on for what's happening at the library this week.
  • Brookline Eats! has begun! Check out the upcoming programs where we're highlighting cuisine in Brookline February through May.
  • Join us in February to celebrate Black History Month with film screenings at all three locations.
  • Celebrate the Lunar New Year with us at our Coolidge Corner Location, including a Lion Dance and Kung Fu demonstration on February 11.
BROOKLINE EATS
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Brookline Eats! has officially launched! Please see our special edition of this newsletter for details on over twenty-five programs over the next four months that celebrate community, cuisine, and the culinary traditions of Brookline.
Our first event is tonight: Breadboard Bakery's Daisy Chow telling her tech-to-bakery story.
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Black History Month Film Series

In honor of Black History Month, the Public Library of Brookline is screening a special month-long film series.
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Brookline Village
Thursdays at 6 PM
Join us in Brookline Village every Thursday in February at 6 PM to celebrate Black history and culture. Snacks and hot cocoa will be provided.
Our regular weekly film series, Midday Movies at Putterham and Movie Matinee at Coolidge Corner, will also be featuring films that celebrate Black history during February.
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MIDDAY MOVIES
Wednesdays at 1 PM
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Wednesday, February 7: The Secret Life of Bees
Coolidge Corner
MOVIE MATINEE
Thursdays at 1 PM
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Thursday, February 8: Selma
Keep an eye out for displays and recommended lists celebrating Black history at each location.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

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PLAYLISTS FOR ALL

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Follow the Public Library of Brookline on Spotify to explore hand-curated playlists we think you'd enjoy. This month, we are celebrating Black Music with our Black History Month playlist. All tracks are available from our library, so if you like what you hear, let us know and we can connect you to more great music!
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STAFF PICKS

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National Umbrella Day

Today is National Umbrella Day! Our staff has sent in their favorite recommended titles relating to umbrellas, rain, and making the best of bad weather.
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MEET THE STAFF

Library Assistant at Brookline Village Bryan Kreusch

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First literary crush (author or character): None.
Last song you listened to: Illusion by VNV Nation.
Hogwarts House: Sadly, Gryffindor.
Name a word that starts with the letter Q: Quixotic.
Movie or TV show you always watch when it comes on screen, no matter what: Ghostbusters.
If you could travel back in time, what period would you go to? I wouldn't. Time travel breaks causality and is dangerous.
Cake or pie? Cheesecake.
Big dogs or small dogs? All Dogs.
Hardcover or paperback? Hardcover.
Fictional world or game you'd most like to visit? Morrowind.
What book would you most like to see turned into a top-notch film or miniseries? The Dark Tower (But good this time).
Favorite fictional librarian? Conan the Librarian.
Favorite fictional detective? Batman.
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CHILDREN'S WINTER PROGRAMS

Brookline Village
Terrific Twos (And Threes!)
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 2 years old
Mother Goose on the Loose
Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 13 to 23 month-olds (get ticket at desk)
Stories and Crafts (Drop In)
Wednesdays at 3:30 PM
Age: 3-5 years old
Stories and Crafts (Drop In)
Thursdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 2-3 years old (get ticket at desk)
Grab Bag Craft
Thursdays at 3 PM
Age: 5 and up
Friday Flicks (Drop In)
Fridays at 10:30 am
Age: 2 years and older. Parents and caregivers are also welcome.
Saturday Six to Eights
Saturdays at 2:30 PM
Age: 6-8 years old
Coolidge Corner
Come Play With Us
Mondays at 10:15 AM
Age: Infants-12 month-olds
Mother Goose
Tuesdays at 10:15 AM
Age: 1-2 years-old
Sing Along, Dance and Play
Wednesdays at 10:15 AM
Age: 0-5
PlaySpace
Wednesdays at 11:15 AM
Fridays at 10 AM
Age: 2-5 years old
Sing Along, Dance and Play
Saturdays at 10:30 AM
January 6 and February 3
Age: 0-5
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Toddlery Storytime
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Age: 2-3 year-olds
Preschool Storytime
Tuesdays at 3:30 PM
Age: 3-6 year-olds
Sing and Dance with Martha Leader
Fridays at 10:30 AM
Visit the Children's Department online.

UPCOMING BOOK SELECTIONS

All of our book clubs are drop in. If you'd like to join us, you may pick up the next title at the Circulation Desk of the hosting library and attend the next meeting ready to discuss.
More about each book club.

A Taste of Poetry

Brookline Village
THURSDAY FEB 1
Poet: Tracy K. Smith
Noon-1:30 PM
Open to adults.
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Brookline Village

Brookline Village
MONDAY FEB 5
7-8:30 PM
Open to adults.
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Mid-day Mystery

Coolidge Corner
MONDAY FEB 12
12:30-1:30 PM
Open to adults.
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Afternoon

Brookline Village
MONDAY FEB 12
2:15-1:30 PM
Open to adults.

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Shelf Respect

Brookline Village
WEDNESDAY FEB 14
7 PM
Open to teens and adults.
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Read and Meet

Coolidge Corner
THURSDAY FEB 15
7 PM
Open to adults.

Quiet

Mystery

Brookline Village
TUESDAY FEB 20
Noon-1 PM
Open to adults.
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And the Award Goes To...

Coolidge Corner
WEDNESDAY FEB 21
2-3 PM
Open to adults.
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Putterham

Putterham
MONDAY FEB 26
2-3:30 PM
Open to adults.
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