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Tuesday, April 3rd 2018

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CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK!

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Brookline Village and Putterham Libraries

Sunday, April 8-Saturday, April 14

Celebrate your love of libraries with us! This upcoming week we are hosting activities including:
  • Scavenger hunts at each location - complete each one and get a small prize!
  • Scratch tickets available at each location. Every day you check out an item during the week, pick up a scratch ticket at the circulation desk, scratch off the square, and see what you might have won.
  • Librarians will be dressing up for Wacky Wednesday (how wacky can we get?) and Fandom Friday (dress to show off your favorites things: books, characters, sports team, whatever you're a fan of). We'd love some company if you want to show off your wildest or most fannish clothes.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Boston Homebrew Supply

BROOKLINE EATS
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Coolidge Corner

TONIGHT at 6:00 PM

Come learn about brewing beer at home from Tom Casey of Boston Homebrew Supply.

Part of Brookline Eats! Supported by a grant from the Brookline Community Foundation. Generously sponsored by the Friends and Trustees of the Brookline Library.

Snacks of the World Taste Test

BROOKLINE EATS
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Brookline Village

WEDNESDAY April 4 at 3:00 PM

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to join us for a taste test of sweet and savory snacks from around the world. Can you guess what the flavors are? What is the country of origin? How many different flavors of Japanese Kit Kats can you identify? This will take place in the Teen Room. Registration is not required, but we will limit to 20 participants.
Supported by a grant from the Brookline Community Foundation. Generously sponsored by the Friends and Trustees of the Brookline Library.

Brookline Reads: Our Mockingbird

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Brookline Village

WEDNESDAY April 4 at 7:00 PM

Join us for a showing of the powerful and uplifting documentary Our Mockingbird. This ground-breaking film relates the experiences of students in two high schools in Birmingham, Alabama, one predominantly black and the other predominantly white, as they come together to put on a play based on the novel To Kill A Mockingbird. The filmmaker, Sandra Jaffe, will be on hand to introduce the film and lead a conversation afterward. Doors will open at 6:30.
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.

Brookline Reads: Hidden Brookline Walking Tour

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Meet at Town Hall

SATURDAY April 7 at 2:00 PM

Suzette Abbott of Hidden Brookline will lead a walking tour of local Underground Railroad sites and other landmarks of African-American history in Brookline. The tour begins at Brookline Town Hall, 333 Washington Street. Rain date: Sunday, April 8 at 2 PM.
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.

Beat the Librarian Trivia Night

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Offsite at Best Burger Bar, 195 Washington St.

TUESDAY April 10 at 6:30 PM

The Public Library of Brookline is coming to the Best Burger Bar to host an epic night of trivia, where you can compete against real-life librarians!
Bring a team of three to six of your best friends to show off your trivia skills.
Prizes, bragging rights, food, drinks and more await.

FROM THE FOUNDATION

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Coolidge Corner

SATURDAY May 5

Mark your calendar: On Saturday, May 5, the Library Foundation is hosting Kentucky Derby Day at the Coolidge Corner Library – before the location closes for a brief renovation.

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. When we heard that the Coolidge Library would temporarily close for repairs, the Library Foundation offered to contribute additional capital to make significant upgrades for the future.

Get your Derby hats ready and join your friends and neighbors to watch the most exciting two minutes in sports! Help us set the pace early by taking two minutes now to pledge advance support by March 22 and be listed on the invitation.
Click on DerbyDay@Coolidge for more information and ticket sales.
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Five Team Brookline runners have been training all winter to be ready to run the Boston Marathon on April 16. They are raising money for the Library Foundation's programs. Encourage their hard work by checking out their individual pages here and make a donation to bring them closer to their fundraising goals! Cheer for them on April 16, Patriots Day and Marathon Day, as they make their way down Beacon Street.
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UPCOMING SCREENINGS

MIDDAY MOVIES

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Putterham
WEDNESDAY April 4
1:30 PM
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MOVIE MATINEE

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Coolidge Corner
THURSDAY April 5
Refreshments 1 PM
Screening 1:30-4 PM
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CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Early Dismissal Movie: The Incredibles!

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Brookline Village
TUESDAY April 10 at 2 PM
Got the early dismissal blues? Come to the library to watch The Incredibles!
Visit the Children's Department online.
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MEET STAFF PETS

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Delilah

What you call them every day other than their name: Her nickname is "Li Li (pronounced Lie Lie)
A favorite quirk in their behavior: My favorite thing that she does is "popcorn," which is kind of like a guinea pig happy dance - a wiggly jump they do when happy or excited.
Favorite sleeping spot: Her favorite place to sleep is her late cagemate "Baby's" polka-dot snuggle cushion.
Can they do a trick? The one trick that Delilah does is to drag her food dish into her hiding spot - repeatedly - if she suspects that you might want to eat her pellets.
Belongs to: Pamela, Children's Library Assistant, Brookline Village Library
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