Tuesday, April 17th 2018

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

Coolidge Corner Renovation Project

We're very excited to announce that Coolidge Corner Library will begin a renovation project on June 3, 2018. Brookline Village and Putterham Libraries will have expanded summer hours while Coolidge Corner Library is closed for 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 Making of Gastropod

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Brookline Village

TOMORROW 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.

Speculative Boston

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Coolidge Corner

TUESDAY, 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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Museum of Science: Reptiles!

Brookline Village

TOMORROW, April 18 at 3 PM

In this presentation, we ask: Are reptiles actually slimy? Are they cold-blooded? What actually makes a reptile a reptile? Together we will answer these questions and many more while we become acquainted with some incredible animals from the Museum’s Live Animal Care Center. Grades 1-12 welcome.

TGIF After-School Movie: Ratatouille

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Coolidge Corner

FRIDAY, April 20 at 2 PM

Join us for a fun children’s movie and a snack! Recommended for ages five and up.
Part of our Brookline Eats! series.

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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Coolidge Corner


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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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: His name is Didi (as in 弟弟/Little Brother in Mandarin). His nickname is Da Di Doo.
A favorite quirk in their behavior: Only purrs in the morning.
Favorite sleeping spot: Sleeps at my feet.
Can they do a trick? Didi can fetch!
Belongs to: Jennifer, Circulation, Brookline Village Library
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