Tuesday, April 24th 2018

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Read on for what's happening at the library this week.

Coolidge Corner Renovation

Questions about the library renovation? Join us at the Coolidge Corner Library for:


  • Saturday, April 28 at 2 PM
  • Sunday, April 29 at 10 AM


  • Sunday, May 6 at 11 AM
  • Thursday, May 10 at 7 PM
Complete details are at our website:
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The Library Foundation is hosting Kentucky Derby Day at the Coolidge Corner Library. We’ll sip mint juleps, listen to Bluegrass music, and watch the 144th running of The Kentucky Derby – all while raising money to support the renovation and fund technology at each of our libraries. Get your Derby hats ready and join your friends and neighbors to watch the most exciting two minutes in sports!
Click on DerbyDay@Coolidge for more information and ticket sales.
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Clear Flour Bakery

Brookline Village

TONIGHT April 24 at 7 PM

Come to the library to hear the former and current owners of Clear Flour Bakery discuss their memories of the past and vision for the future of this Brookline institution!
Supported by a grant from the Brookline Community Foundation. Generously sponsored by the Friends and Trustees of the Brookline Library.

Speculative Boston

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Coolidge Corner

TONIGHT April 24 at 7 PM

Speculative Boston is a quarterly reading series featuring authors of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Join us as Catherynne Valente, Elizabeth Bear, and Cadwell Turnbull read from and discuss their latest works. Copies of the authors’ latest books will be available for purchase and signing.

Brookline Reads: Colson Whitehead Author Visit

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Brookline High School Auditorium

WEDNESDAY, April 25 at 7 PM

Join us for the finale of Brookline Reads. Author Colson Whitehead will discuss his journey as a writer and his book, The Underground Railroad. Mr. Whitehead will then sign copies of his book. Doors will open at 6:30.

This event will take place at the Brookline High School Auditorium at 115 Greenough Street, Brookline MA.
Brookline Reads, a month-long, town-wide celebration of books, reading, and community, is sponsored by the Trustees of the Brookline Library. All events are free and open to the public, though registration is required.
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Cupcake Decorating for Teens

Brookline Village

FRIDAY, April 27 at 3 PM

Join us to decorate cupcakes! Open to teens in grades 7 to 12. This program will take place in Hunneman Hall on the second floor.
Supported by a grant from the Brookline Community Foundation. Generously sponsored by the Friends and Trustees of the Brookline Library.

Allium Market

Brookline Village

SATURDAY, April 28 at 10:30 AM

Learn about Coolidge Corner’s exciting new eatery, and some insider stories about the items they stock!
Supported by a grant from the Brookline Community Foundation. Generously sponsored by the Friends and Trustees of the Brookline Library.
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Challah Bake Storytime

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Brookline Village

SATURDAY, April 28 at 10:30 AM

In this program, we invite adult and child pairs to hear stories and sing songs while learning how to make this traditional Jewish bread. This class is for
  • One child partner between the ages of 2 and 12
  • One adult partner for children aged 8 and younger
Due to high demand, we are limiting this class to one child and one adult per registration to allow as many people as possible the chance to participate. Registration is required.

Songs and Tunes with Martha Leader

Brookline Village

SATURDAY, April 28 at 10:30 AM

Children ages two and up and their caretakers are welcome to join us of a morning of music and songs with Martha Leader!

Stop Motion Animation Workshop for Children

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Coolidge Corner

WEDNESDAY, April 25 at 2 PM

This Empow Studios workshop for children takes one form of animation, Stop-Motion Animation, and teaches kids how to create their own animated mini-movies through storyboarding, filming, and post-production. Recommended for children in second through fifth grade.
Generously sponsored by The Brookline Library Foundation.
A ticket is required for all children who are participating. If your child is under nine, a guardian must be present but does not need a ticket.
Visit the Children's Department online.
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1:30 PM
More about Midday Movies


Coolidge Corner
Refreshments 1 PM
Screening 1:30-4 PM
More about Movie Matinee

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Sasha and Sophia

What you call them every day other than their name: Little Kitten-Mittens, Buppitty-Boo, Wild Thing.
A favorite quirk in their behavior: Sasha (black and white) loves to stretch out on her back and get belly rubs. Her purr varies between sounding like a broken motorboat and some small trilling dinosaur. Sophia (tabby) is very particular about when she gets her pets. When she has decided it's time, she will chirp around our feet and herd her humans into the bedroom so that she can snuggle and nurse on her favorite blanket while getting the demanded attention.
Favorite sleeping spot: Wherever their humans are sitting or sleeping.
Can they do a trick? They like to play fetch!
Belongs to: Cailey, Reference, Brookline Village Library
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