Monday, June 5th 2023

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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.

Goats and Giggles with Chip In Farm

Putterham Library

WEDNESDAY, June 14 from 3-5 PM

Play, run, and cuddle with some curious and playful baby Fainting Goats and Nigerian Dwarf kids from Chip In Farm in Bedford, MA. This drop-in program is for all ages. A maximum of 25 people may visit with the goats at one time.

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation and the Library Trustees.
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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.

Teen Finals Study Night

Brookline Village Library

MONDAY, June 12 at 6 PM

Join us on the second floor to study for finals! We will have low key music, a few ways to take breaks and de-stress, and snacks to fuel you through the evening. Open to teens grades 8-12.

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

Pint Size Yoga

Brookline Village Library

FRIDAY, June 16 at 10:30 AM

Join us for Pint Size Yoga with Carol Kagan! Little ones will be guided through stretching, breathing, and age-appropriate yoga poses along with dancing and games. Yoga will be incorporated in every activity. Small yoga mats are provided. Child-only participation is encouraged, though parents and caregivers are asked to stay in the room.

This program is for kids ages 3-6 only. Free tickets will be required for this program because space is limited. Tickets will be available at the Children’s Desk at the Brookline Village Library beginning at 10 AM on the day of the program.

Carol Kagan is an experienced children’s yoga instructor based in Newton, MA. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Early Childhood Education from Cornell University, as well as certification in yoga for children from Kripalu Center for Yoga in Lenox, MA.

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

Summer Reading Coming Soon!

It's almost summer, and that means it's almost time for Summer Reading! Our Summer Reading Program will run from June 20 - August 19, with sign-ups for young readers beginning on June 12. This year's theme is Find Your Voice, and we'll have summer reading activities and events - and prizes - for adults and kids of all ages. Read more about Summer Reading here, and join us at our Summer Reading Kickoff Parties for all ages:

Wednesday, June 14 from 3-5 PM at Putterham
Friday, June 23 from 2:30-4 PM at Coolidge Corner
Saturday, June 24 from 2:30-4 PM at Brookline Village

On Display at the Library

artist's book
Coolidge Corner Library
Artists’ Books - Laurie Alpert is a printmaker and book artist who exhibits her work regularly at the Bromfield Gallery in Boston’s South End, and has also exhibited nationally and internationally. She is a Professor Emerita, Department of Fine and Applied Arts at Curry College. On display through July 31.
Brookline Village Library
Celebrating Pride Month in Brookline - In May of 2019, the Brookline Select Board approved the first painting of a Pride Crosswalk outside of Town Hall, and Brookline joined local communities in declaring the month of June as Pride Month in the Town of Brookline. Since 2019, Pride Crosswalks have been painted in collaboration with the Department of Public Works and GSAs and Rainbow Clubs at Town Hall, Brookline High School, and all of the Brookline Elementary Schools. On display through June 29.
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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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