Tuesday, July 17th 2018

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

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Mystic Drumz Safari Adventures

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Brookline Village

THURSDAY, July 20 at 2 PM

Our interactive shows introduce audiences to cultures and rhythms from around the globe. Each show is a magical adventure to a fantastical place. Along the way, we explore amazing instruments from different countries. Children dance and sing to an eclectic mix of international percussion instruments.

Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.

Write Your Favorite Author!

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Brookline Village

FRIDAY, July 21 from 10 AM to 4 PM

Stop by the Brookline Village Children’s Room anytime to write a fan letter to your favorite author (Dav Pilkey, Mo Willems, J.K. Rowling, and more!). We provide paper, stamps, envelopes, and authors’ addresses!

Lindsay & Her Puppet Pals


TUESDAY, July 24 at 3 PM

Brookline Village
Lindsay brings her larger than life Puppet Pals to child and family audiences across New England. Filled with silliness, active audience engagement, and memorable characters, this series of charming short stories will delight the young and the young at heart! Ideal for ages 3-8.

Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library

Harry Potter's Birthday Celebration

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Brookline Village

TUESDAY, July 31 from 10 AM to 8 PM

Witches and wizards of all ages are invited to join us to celebrate Harry Potter's birthday and the 20th Anniversary of his first adventure arriving on our shelves. Between 10 AM and 8 PM, we will host trivia challenges (O.W.L. and N.E.W.T. levels), wizard games, and an escape the room challenge for teams.

Sign-ups for the Escape Room will open up online on July 24 (one week before) at 10 AM. All participants in the Escape Room, kids up through adults, must register in advance for a specific start time to ensure as many wizards and muggles as possible will get their chance to break out.

Generously Sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.

Butterfly Bonanza!

Brookline Village

TUESDAY, July 31

Session 1: 3-4 PM
Session 2: 4-5 PM
Paint your own giant wings as you learn, sing, and dance about the amazing lives of monarchs. With awesome educator Sherry Eskin. Ages 4+

Two sessions of this program are being offered in order to accommodate more children. Both sessions will have the same activities, so please only register for one session.

All children participating in this event MUST have a ticket. Tickets are not necessary for guardians.

Generously Sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.

Shakespeare on the Lawn

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THURSDAY, August 2 at 6:30 PM

Brookline Village
On the Library Lawn, rain location in Hunneman Hall
Join us for a live performance of one of Shakespeare’s histories (and to prepare audience’s for the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s famous Shakespeare on the Common performances of Richard III) here in Brookline on the library lawn. Bring your blankets and cushions and snacks and enjoy the show.

Directed by Adam Sanders, and featuring the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s apprentice program for pre-professional actors.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts/Newton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.
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What you call them every day other than their name: Beagle boy.
A favorite quirk in their behavior: If he catches an animal scent that he can't see he performs what we call the "Beagle Scream." Neighbors don't find it so endearing.
Favorite sleeping spot: Directly on top of one of his two owners.
Can they do a trick? Aside from offering up this paw, he's great at manipulating humans into doing what he wants.
Belongs to: Ryan, Branch Supervisor, Coolidge Corner.

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