Tuesday, June 12th 2018

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Read on for what's happening at the library this week.
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Brookline Village Closed Saturday June 16

The Putterham Library will be open from 9:30-5 PM.
We invite you to join us for our annual Tee Off at the Library special event!
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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

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:

Our Chromebook Laptops Are Here!

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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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Beat the Librarians Trivia Night

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TONIGHT! June 12 at 7 PM

Offsite at Best Burger Bar, 195 Washington St.
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.
This event is in partnership with the Best Burger Bar.

Learn Something New: Understanding Comics!

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Brookline Village

MONDAY, June 18 at 7 PM

Comics are their own storytelling format and can tell all kinds of stories. Whether you pour over the Sunday comic strips, read stacks of Japanese manga, or settle in with the latest graphic novel memoir, there is a title for you. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Scott McCloud’s landmark text Understanding Comics, a guide to how comics work written in the format. Everyone from new comics readers to long-time enthusiasts are invited to join the library’s resident comics expert Robin Brenner to learn how to decode visual cues, read in between the panels, and understand how this hybrid medium engages our brains.

This event is part of the Learn Something New series. Generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

New England Birds of Prey

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Putterham Library

TUESDAY, June 19 at 3 PM

Birds of prey are also known as raptors, and they are hunting birds characterized by hooked beaks and powerful grabbing feet armed with sharp talons. Raptors include hawks, falcons and owls, and this presentation, which incorporates 5-6 live birds of prey, gives an overview of these different categories.

Because many birds of prey are declining in number, this presentation also features one or more of the endangered raptors that WINGMASTERS cares for, and explains why these species face an uncertain future.

This program is for ages 3 years old and up. Registration required.
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1 PM

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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London-Q and Ferdinand

What you call them every day other than their name: Q and Ferdie.
A favorite quirk in their behavior: Well, she is a cat but we never know if Q is feeling affectionate or about to go into attack mode. Ferdinand does not bark.
Favorite sleeping spot: For Q, anywhere my son is at the time. For Ferdinand, in his bed beside the couch.
Can they do a trick?
No tricks. However, Ferdinand has a job! He works for a florist in Montpelier, VT, where he lives. He greets customers at the door. When they are ready to purchase he goes behind the counter and places paws up on the desk. When they depart, he escorts them to the door. On the job he is very open to affection while also being quite sensitive and respectful to those who do not want his attention.
Belongs to: Karen, Circulation

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