Monday, June 19th 2023

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Summer Hours

The Library's summer weekend hours begin this week. We're pleased to announce that all Library locations will be open on Saturdays this summer. The Brookline Village and Putterham Libraries will be closed on summer Sundays, but the Coolidge Corner Library will remain open on Sundays from 1-5 PM.

Summer Reading Kickoff Parties

Coolidge Corner Library

FRIDAY, June 23 from 2:30-4 PM

Brookline Village Library

SATURDAY, June 24 from 2-4 PM

Summer Reading begins this week, with events and activities for adults and kids of all ages. You can read all about the Summer Reading Program here!

Celebrate the start of another fun Summer Reading season by stopping by the Library for a kickoff party. You’ll have a chance to sign up for this year’s program, win prizes, eat ice cream, and more. We can’t wait to see you there! Allergen information will be available for all ice cream and popsicle options. This is an all-ages event.

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

Helping Endangered Species with Joys of Nature

Brookline Village Library

TUESDAY, June 20 at 3 and 4 PM

What is an endangered species? Why are many animals and their habitats disappearing? Learn about endangered species in the wild here in New England, and around the world, and what we can all do to help them with Joy from Joys of Nature. Don’t miss meeting some of their animal relatives!

We’ll offer two identical 30 minute sessions of this program! The first session runs 3-3:30 PM and the second session runs 4-4:30 PM. Both sessions will be held in Hunneman Hall and require a free ticket to attend. Tickets will be available at the Children's Desk half an hour before each session begins. This program is geared toward kids ages 5-9.

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

Coolidge Corner Library

WEDNESDAY, June 21 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. Visit us below the mezzanine at the Coolidge Corner Library, and we’ll make a button or two for you.

This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

Historias en Español – Spanish Storytime

Coolidge Corner Library

MONDAY, June 26 at 3 PM

Esperamos nos acompañen en la biblioteca de Coolidge Corner cada 4o lunes del mes. Estaremos en el salon de abajo donde escucharemos historias y haremos actividades también!

Join us at Coolidge Corner in the downstairs program room for stories and activities in Spanish on the fourth Monday each month. This storytime is best for children ages 0 to 5 and their families.

Memorias y Poesías

Coolidge Corner Library

TUESDAY, June 27 at 7 PM

¿Amas la poesía? ¿Te atrae la idea de escribir tus memorias? Acompáñanos mientras exploramos cómo combinar estas dos artes en nuestro próximo taller. La poesía ofrece a lxs escritores una magnífica oportunidad para explorar formas variadas de contar sus vivencias mientras examinan aspectos de su identidad, etnicidad, y cultura. Exploraremos varios textos para aprender de cómo otrxs memoristas usan el lenguaje, el punto de vista, y las escenas para contar sus historias.

Instructora Tanya Paris es oriunda de la República Dominicana. Ella ha sido maestra de la primaria por más de dos décadas. Tanya es la autora de más de una docena de libros infantiles. Ella también es novelista y memoirista. Tanya vive en Brookline con su esposo y sus dos hijos adolescentes.

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

Drag Queen Story Hour

a drag queen reads the book "Neither" to a group of children in a classroom
Putterham Library

WEDNESDAY, June 28 at 3:30 PM

Join the fabulous queens from the Boston chapter of Drag Queen Story Hour for a family storytime! Free storytime tickets will be required for entry to the event; please pick up a ticket from the service desk starting thirty minutes before the program.

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.

Raising Our Voices with Storyteller Davis Bates

Brookline Village Library

THURSDAY, June 29 at 6 PM

Experience the talented storyteller Davis Bates as he shares songs and stories about empowerment and imagination from a variety of cultural traditions. Hear about a brave parrot; how coyote got his howl; and be prepared to sing, move, and clap your hands. The program will include plenty of sing-alongs, as well as a short lesson in how to play the spoons, and an appearance by an Irish dancing wooden dog named Bingo. Kids and families of all ages will enjoy his performance, but we recommend it for ages 3 and up. This program will be held outdoors on the Town Hall side Library Lawn; in case of inclement weather, it will be held in Hunneman Hall.

This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

Using the Brookline Newspaper Database

Brookline Village Library

THURSDAY, June 29 at 7:15 PM

Join Ken Liss of the Brookline Historical Society for an in-person event where we look at the Library’s growing newspaper database. This great resource has a new interface, and Ken will be sharing tips and tricks for learning about people, places, and events from 13 decades of Brookline history.
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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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