Monday, May 29th 2023

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Celebrating Pride Month!

Pride Month begins this week! Throughout June, the Library is celebrating LGBTQIA+ history and culture with programs and displays for adults and kids of all ages. Visit any Library location to browse our displays, and check out the programs we’ll be holding throughout the month. Click here to see all of our Pride programs this June!

Learn Ukulele with Julie Stepanek

Julie Stepanek holding a ukulele
Putterham Library

WEDNESDAY, May 31 at 7 PM

Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. No experience necessary. Ukuleles provided. This program is intended for adults age 18 and up.

This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.
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Drag Queen Story Hour

Coolidge Corner Library

MONDAY, June 5 at 10:30 AM

Join the fabulous queens from the Boston chapter of Drag Queen Story Hour for a family storytime!

Drag Queen Story Hour is a program for children ages 3–8 that raises awareness of gender diversity, promotes self-acceptance, and builds empathy through an enjoyable literary experience. It will be led by local Boston drag queens who will sing songs and read picture books. For more information on Drag Queen Story Hour, visit their website.

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

Pride Button Making

ID: A circular version of the progress Pride flag.
Brookline Village Library

MONDAY, June 5 at 2:30 PM

The Library is celebrating Pride – with our trusty button maker! We have supplies to make buttons featuring a wide range of Pride flags and pronouns. Stop by the front porch of the Brookline Village Library, and we’ll make a button or two for you.

This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

Upon Receipt of Ancestry DNA Test Results

Coolidge Corner Library or Zoom

MONDAY, June 5 at 3 PM

Receiving your first DNA test results is exciting. And confusing! This presentation addresses some things you should understand and a few decisions you should make before delving too far into those Ethnicity Estimates and DNA Matches that we all crave upon receipt of test results. Presented by Seema Kenney of Ancestral Books, Legacy, and Education.

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 in-person. Click here to register for the Zoom meeting.

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

Queer & Trans History:

Looking Back and Moving Forward

Brookline Village Library

WEDNESDAY, June 7 at 7 PM

How have queer and transgender people existed throughout history? How can we learn about queer and trans people of the past, and how does their history connect to the present day?

Join us for an interactive workshop with educator Matisse DuPont, tracing the lineage of LGBTQIA+ identities related to contemporary western society. We’ll explore 200 years of history and spark your curiosity about the past, present, and future of queer and trans people. Matisse will also highlight notable figures from queer and trans history and recommend resources for further learning. This multigenerational program is geared towards adults and teens. Come with an open mind and curiosity – there will be lots of time to answer your questions.

This program is in partnership with the Brookline Council on Aging and Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.

Senior Charlie Card Sign-Up

Coolidge Corner Library

THURSDAY, June 8 at 4:30 PM

Do you need a Senior Charlie Card?

Representatives from the Senior Center will be available at the Coolidge Corner Library to help process MBTA Senior Charlie Cards using the new online application. Please bring valid identification and be prepared to have your picture taken. Once the online application has been submitted, cards will be mailed to your home address. Residents aged 65+ are encouraged to apply for a discounted Senior Charlie Card that offers a 50% discount on the bus, subway, and commuter rail. For more information, please call Maria Foster, Council on Aging Transportation Coordinator at (617) 730-2644.

On Display at the Library

Brookline Village Library
Transforming Art in Early Education – 50 Years of BEEP! This art exhibition of young learners marks a celebration of 50 years of the Public Schools of Brookline Early Education Program. Learn more about the exhibit here, and stop by the reception on Sunday, June 4. On display in Hunneman Hall through June 26.

Rico’s LEGOs and Evelyn’s Littlest Pet Shop Collection - Check out the collections on display in the Children’s Room! In our flat case, Evelyn shares her collection of Littlest Pet Shop animals. Evelyn’s collection includes some “I Spy” questions – come see what you can find! In our wall case, Rico shares his LEGO collection. Rico enjoys building airplanes, vehicles, and made-up characters out of LEGOs. On display through June 5.
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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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