Monday, May 1st 2023

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Author Talk: Angeline Boulley – Warrior Girl Unearthed

Brookline Village Library

WEDNESDAY, May 3 at 7 PM

Join us and Brookline Booksmith to celebrate the release of Warrior Girl Unearthed with Firekeeper’s Daughter author Angeline Boulley. Brookline Booksmith will be selling books before the event starting at 6:30 PM and Angeline will be signing after the event. This event is free, but an RSVP is required to attend. Please RSVP on Eventbrite.

Read more about Angeline Boulley and Warrior Girl Unearthed here!

This event is generously sponsored by The Brookline Booksmith.

Contraluz by Kevin Harris & Fabio Rojas

Coolidge Corner Library

SUNDAY, May 7 at 2:30 PM

Join us for a live jazz concert at the Coolidge Corner Library! Contraluz is a highly interactive compilation of an original repertoire featuring the dynamic and innovating artistic talents of Kevin Harris and Fabio Rojas. It seeks to interpret a message of curiosity, persistence, courage, and exploration.

Contraluz, Spanish for "backlight," is an invitation to hold one’s own truths and beliefs up to a backlight, to examine the new perspectives offered from a vantage point. An invitation to imaginatively shift one’s views to see an alternative picture, reality, or truth. In the same way that new viewpoints warrant unfolding possibilities, Harris and Rojas see this compelling project as a continuously unfolding modern symphony.

This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.
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Make Cake Pops!

Brookline Village Library

WEDNESDAY, May 3 at 3:30 PM

Teens in grades 8-12 are invited to drop by the Brookline Village Library to make cake pops! Teens can take our premade cake pops, dip them, and decorate them however they like. While supplies last.

If the weather is fine, we will be making cake pops outside in the Children’s Room garden entrance on the lawn. If the weather turns rainy, we will instead be inside on the ground floor in the Rabbit Hole.

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

What’s Wrong With My Houseplant?

THURSDAY, May 4 at 2 PM

Just like outdoor gardening, growing houseplants doesn’t always go as planned. Join us online and learn the factors that make for happy houseplants, including light, water, and soil… and how to provide them. We’ll discuss common houseplant pests and diseases, as well as how to treat them. This program is led by Bonnie Power, a Massachusetts Master Gardener since 2016 and a serious outdoor/indoor gardener most of her life.

Register for this virtual event here!

This program is in partnership with the Tewksbury Public Library. This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

Author Event with Maxim D. Shrayer

Coolidge Corner Library

TUESDAY, May 9 at 7 PM

Join Brookline author Maxim D. Shrayer for a reading from his new memoir, Immigrant Baggage (March 2023). This will be a hybrid event, so you can attend in person at the Coolidge Corner Library or online via Zoom. No registration required for the in-person program. To register for the Zoom option, click here.

Read more about Maxim D. Shrayer and Immigrant Baggage here!

Birds of Prey with Mass Audubon

Brookline Village Library

WEDNESDAY, May 10 at 7 PM

Join the Mass Audubon team at the Brookline Village Library for an encounter with some of their animal ambassadors! During this program, we’ll learn what exactly a bird of prey is through a close-up encounter with three different birds of prey. Together we’ll discover where they live, what they eat, and their unique behaviors. We’ll also explore bird of prey biofacts, which we can touch and learn from.

This program is for adults and kids ages five years old and up, so come join us for this exciting opportunity to meet some special birds!

This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

Needle Felting with Alex Makes Art

Brookline Village Library

WEDNESDAY, May 24 at 7 PM

Join Alex Makes Art to create a whimsical needle-felted succulent! Together, we’ll work with a variety of green wool roving, sourced from sheep. These fuzzy, fibrous art pieces will be the perfect home accessory or handmade gift! Come indulge in this feel-good community crafting and enjoy an evening with Alex and friends at the Library.

This program is for adults (18+). Supplies are limited, so registration is required; registration will open on Wednesday, May 3 at 7 PM. Register for needle felting through Eventbrite here! If you sign up but are unable to attend, please let us know so we can open a spot on the waitlist.

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

On Display at the Library

Brookline Village Library
Lucy’s Artwork and Noah’s Sequel to “Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH” - Check out the collections on display in the Children’s Room! In our wall case, Lucy shares her collection of artwork. Lucy’s art is all about color, design, and fashion. In our flat case, Noah shares his sequel to the book Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien. If you’d like to borrow Noah’s book, Mrs. Frisby, The Rats, and The Epic Escape Party, you can ask at the Children’s Room desk.
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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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