Thursday, May 3rd 2018

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

Introducing our 2018 Learn Something New Series

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Join us this spring for Learn Something New, a series of programs for adults. Take part in any or all of these events to learn a new skill here at the library--from making felted soap to fixing your appliances to salsa dancing. All events in this series take place at our Brookline Village location.
Register online for all of our upcoming Learn Something New sessions:
  • THURSDAY, MAY 10 at 7 PM: Felted Soap
  • SATURDAY, MAY 12 at 1 PM: Tai Chi
  • MONDAY, MAY 21 at 7 PM: Refresh Your Style
  • SATURDAY, MAY 26 at 1 PM: Fixit Clinic (separate registration here!)
  • MONDAY, JUNE 18 at 7 PM: Understanding Comics
  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20 at 7 PM: Salsa Dancing
All Learn Something New programs are generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.
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Playstation Virtual Reality Open Play

Brookline Village

SATURDAY, May 5 11-1 PM, 2-4 PM

Come on in and try out our new Playstation PS4 Virtual Reality headset in the Teen Room! We will run 20 minute sessions open to everyone from kids up to adults to try out our new system with six games, rated Teen and under, for you to play.

Derby Day

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Coolidge Corner

SATURDAY, May 5 at 6 PM

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.

Love's Labors Lost

Brookline Village

SUNDAY, May 6 at 2 PM

Boston Theater Company’s Teen Touring Troupe presents Love’s Labor’s Lost.
Join our troupe of teenage actors for an hour-long adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy Love’s Labor’s Lost. The king of Navarre and his three gentlemen have sworn to study for three years and not to even look at women – that is until, of course, the princess of France and her three ladies arrive at their court! Ridiculousness ensues with love letters getting mixed up en route, disguises going awry, and, of course, a play-within-a-play. Find out what Hector of Troy, fake mustaches, and a lemon have in common – you won’t want to miss it.

Making Sandwiches with Cutty's

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Brookline Village

THURSDAY, May 10 at 3:30 PM

Join the staff of Cutty's to learn how to make the most amazing and tasty sandwiches. In this class we invite adult and child pairs to learn about all the ways you can prepare sandwiches, choosing breads, veggies, protein, and sauces to make a medley of flavors and textures.
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LEGO Animation Workshop

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Brookline Village

THURSDAY, May 3 at 3 PM

Bring your kid’s love for LEGO to the big screen! Empow Studios expert instructors work with students to develop story­telling skills, learn animation software, and capture the action of their LEGO movies. After filming, students work on the post­production process to add titles, transitions, sounds, and music to make their movies complete! Movies are available to take home to share with family & friends.

Spring Community Day

Paula Hall's Pond
Hall’s Pond Sanctuary
Join Paula from the Coolidge Corner Library for stories, songs, crafts, and plantings! Meet at the Beacon St. Gate.

Hall’s Pond Sanctuary is located at: 3 Amory St., Brookline, MA 02446

Wa-Shokuiku: Learn. Cook. Eat Japanese!

Brookline Village

MONDAYS, starting May 7 at 3 PM

Join us for 6 weeks of classes when we will introduce children to a variety of Japanese foods and customs in hopes of expanding their palates through pleasure in eating, gaining of new skills and awareness of major food issues facing the world.

Each 60 minute session focuses on a single category related to washoku and is organized around history, nutrition, contemporary use, with emphasis on hands-on cooking and activities. This class is for adventurous eaters between the ages of 10 and 14!

This class will meet weekly on Mondays at 3 PM on the dates May 7, 14, 21 and June 4, 11, 18. There will be no class on May 28 due to that being the Memorial Day holiday.


Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Library.
Visit the Children's Department online.

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Coolidge Corner Informational Meetings

Coolidge Corner
Questions about the library renovation? Join us at the Coolidge Corner Library:
  • Sunday, May 6 at 11 AM
  • Thursday, May 10 at 7 PM
Complete details are at our website:

Putterham Library Hours and Usage Pilot Project

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  • Friday, May 4 at 3 PM
  • Wednesday, May 9 at 7 PM
Please join us for listening sessions regarding the hours and usage pilot project which will be happening while the Coolidge Corner library is closed for renovations. The Library Director and members of the Board of Trustees will be there to answer your questions and lay out the plans for the pilot.
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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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What you call them every day other than their name: My Mum likes to call him "Ollie Doodle Bug" sometimes.
A favorite quirk in their behavior: He gets fascinated when someone blows a raspberry. He'll run across his cage just to get closer to the person doing it.
Favorite sleeping spot: The highest bar on the inside of his cage. His "perch."
Can they do a trick? He can mimic words, sounds, and phrases. My personal favorites are when he says "How ah ya?" (like any good Boston-accented person) or when he says "I want a cookie!"
Belongs to: Kerry, Reference, Brookline Village Library
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