Tuesday, April 10th 2018

Happy National Library Week reader!

Read on for what's happening at the library this week.
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All Brookline libraries will be closed Monday, April 16 for Patriot's Day.


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All Brookline Libraries

Through Saturday, April 14

Celebrate your love of libraries with us! This upcoming week we are hosting activities including:
  • NEW: Fans of Welcome to Night Vale, drop by Brookline Village and visit our Teen Librarian for your very own Night Vale Public Library card and ID badge to take home.
  • 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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Brookline Reads: The Economic Realities of Racism

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Brookline Village

THURSDAY April 12 at 7 PM

Join us for a panel discussion, “The Economic Realities of Racism.” Nancy Gertner, former United States District Judge of the U.S. District Court and Harvard Law School Professor, will moderate. She will be joined by Barry Bluestone, Professor of Political Economy at Northeastern University; Margaret Burnham, Professor of Law and founder of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern University; and Patricia Wen, noted journalist and editor of the Globe’s recent Spotlight Series on racism in Boston.
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.

The Making of Gastropod

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Brookline Village

WEDNESDAY April 18 at 7 PM

Cynthia Graber shares her experience covering food as co-host of Gastropod, the award-winning and internationally popular podcast about the science and history of food.
Supported by a grant from the Brookline Community Foundation. Generously sponsored by the Friends and Trustees of the Brookline Library.

David Ricciardi in conversation with Joseph Finder

Brookline Village

THURSDAY, April 19 at 7 PM

Join us as David Ricciardi discusses his novel, Warning Light, with Joseph Finder.
In Warning Light, when a foreign airliner is forced to make an emergency landing at an Iranian airport, an American businessman is separated from the other passengers and secretly arrested on charges of espionage. Alone and against overwhelming odds, he soon finds himself battling for his life as he attempts to fight his way to freedom and return home.
In partnership with Brookline Booksmith.

Gender Diversity & Identity Workshop

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Coolidge Corner

SATURDAY, April 21 at 3 PM

Join us for a workshop led by Cei Lambert, Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the Berklee College of Music. Designed to provide information and education on gender diversity, this workshop will cover gender expression, gender terminology, healthcare needs, inclusion, marginalization, and other relevant topics.
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Silly Stories From Around the World

Big Joe
Coolidge Corner

TUESDAY, April 17 at 2 PM

Big Joe will charm you with tales, old and new, and a box filled with puppets, props, and surprises. Be prepared to laugh out loud and join in the fun. For ages 3 and up.

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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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.
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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1:30 PM
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Coolidge Corner
Refreshments 1 PM
Screening 1:30-4 PM
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What you call them every day other than their name: Buddy, Old Man, or, when he's particularly needy, "Diva boy."
A favorite quirk in their behavior: He will only drink water from the bathtub and will vocalize loudly when he's ready to do so.
Favorite sleeping spot: Anywhere near a warm body. Or, if you're cooking, right in the middle of the kitchen floor.
Can they do a trick? He can hold boat pose for longer than I've seen any human.
Belongs to: Becca, Reference Librarian, Brookline Village Library
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