Tuesday, June 5th 2018

Hello reader!

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

Staff Development



All library locations will be closed Wednesday, June 6, for staff development. We will resume normal business hours on Thursday, June 7.

Extended Summer Hours

Due to the exciting renovation project at the Coolidge Corner Library, The Public Library of Brookline is announcing a temporary new schedule, which will run from June 16 through the duration of the renovation.

Both the Brookline Village and Putterham Libraries will have expanded hours while the Coolidge Corner Library is being renovated. Limited library services will also be available at the Sussman House at 50 Pleasant Street. The temporary schedule is as follows:

Brookline Village Library
Monday-Thursday 10 AM – 9 PM
Friday-Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday 1 – 5 PM

Putterham Library
Monday 10 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday 10 AM – 9 PM
Wednesday 10 AM – 6 PM
Thursday 10 AM – 9 PM
Friday-Saturday 9:30 AM – 5 PM
Sunday 1 – 5 PM

Sussman House
Monday-Friday 9 AM – 4 PM
You can see the hours for all our library locations -- on our website:

Tee Off at the Library

Tee Off 2018
Brookline Village


Join us for a day of mini-golf, snacks, refreshments, and superheroes! Remember, get your tickets early for the best price.

Families and all ages: noon-4 PM

Adults 21+: 6-9 PM

PLEASE NOTE: Brookline Village will be CLOSED on Saturday, June 16 except for the special Tee Off Event. Putterham Library will be open 9:30-5 PM.

Friends Annual Meeting: Leading Women

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Brookline Village


Join us for the annual meeting of the Friends of the Brookline Public Library as we host Susan Quinn, author of the bestselling memoir Eleanor and Hick. Quinn, our own leading woman, will talk about her experiences growing up as a child from an Ohio mill town into an adult with a varied and accomplished career as a biographer, journalist, investigative reporter, and actress.
Short business meeting at 6:30 PM.
Author talk begins at 7 PM.
Refreshments will be served.

Introducing Chromebook Laptops

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The Public Library of Brookline is proud to announce the arrival of Chromebook laptops. These laptops, available at all library locations, are lightweight, fast, and easy to use. All Chromebooks are streamlined to provide the applications and resources you need at your fingertips. They are great for browsing the Web, creating documents, and streaming media. Go beyond the computer lab -- with our super-portable Chromebooks, your favorite spot to read in the library just got a tech upgrade.

Interested in checking one out? Chromebooks are available to borrow at all library locations starting June 11, 2018. Laptops can be checked out for three hours and are in-library use only. Patrons must have a library card to check out a laptop.

The Chromebook laptops at the Public Library of Brookline are available thanks to the generosity of the Brookline Library Foundation.
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Belles and Brujas Author Tour

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Brookline Village

TONIGHT! June 5 at 7 PM

Join four young adult authors for a fantastic panel discussion! Featuring authors Dhonielle Clayton (THE BELLES), Zoraida Cordova (BRUJA BORN), Julie Dao (FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS), and Sasha Alsberg (ZENITH).
This event is in partnership with the Brookline Booksmith.

Personal Comics Workshop

Brookline Village

THURSDAY, June 7 at 3:30 PM

Receive an introduction to comics-making, from concept to inking, from author/illustrator Jonathan Todd. Jonathan will share with you his experience in drawing comics about personal experiences and thoughts, how to break down a scene, lettering, inking, penciling, and more!
*For ages 10–18*

Brookline Library at Boston Pride

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See the Public Library of Brookline march in the Boston Pride Parade! The march runs from noon until 4 PM, and more information on attending can be found at

Brookline Porchfest



Join us as the Public Library of Brookline participates in the third annual Brookline Porchfest! Come hear some awesome bands on the Brookline Village and Putterham Library lawns.
Putterham at noon
Brookline Village at 1 PM and 2 PM

Teen Writing Workshop

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Brookline Village

MONDAY, June 11 at 7 PM

Join creative writing workshop leader Robert Uttaro to stretch your creative writing imagination. Every Monday for the month of June he will provide teen writers the mental space, resources, and advice to get their writing flowing. Open to teens in grades 7 through 12. Each session will meet at 7 PM in the Commons on the ground floor.
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All library locations will be closed Wednesday, June 6, for staff development. We will resume normal business hours on Thursday, June 7.

More about Midday Movies


Coolidge Corner

Due to the closing of Coolidge Corner Library for renovation, there will be no movie this week. Movie Matinee will start up at Brookline Village on Thursday, July 5.

More about Movie Matinee

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Baby and George

What you call them every day other than their name: Bubala and Gorgeous or Georgie.
A favorite quirk in their behavior: Around 8pm every night Baby starts running up and down the hallway as fast as she can. We have no idea why. George waits around corners or behind furniture for someone to pass by and then jumps out and grabs them around the arm or leg.
Favorite sleeping spot: For Baby, on the bed. She's not allowed on the furniture but she sneaks up every chance she gets. For George, stretched out across the kitchen floor, which is pretty inconvenient since he's massive.
Can they do a trick? Baby gives hugs like a person, but we never taught her to do it. It's just something she's always done. Not really a trick but George is pretty talented at letting us know when it's his meal time.
Belongs to: Emerald, Circulation

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