Wednesday, May 23rd 2018

Hello reader!

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

Books in Bloom

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Brookline Village

SATURDAY, June 2, and SUNDAY, June 3

The Public Library of Brookline, together with the Chestnut Hill Garden Club and the Garden Club of Brookline, invites you to step into a colorful and aromatic world of flowers inspired by books. See incredible floral arrangements displayed throughout the Brookline Village Library.
Stop by anytime during regular library hours, grab a map, and see all the beautiful designs brought to life by the creativity of our local garden clubs and library staff.
And join us for a workshop on Saturday, June 2, where library staff will demonstrate how to create submerged floral centerpieces.

Friends Annual Meeting: Leading Women

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Brookline Village

Tuesday, June 5

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 to growing 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.
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Learn Something New: Fixit Clinic

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Brookline Village

SATURDAY, May 26 at 1 PM

Come join your neighbors at the Library’s first Fixit Clinic! How it works: You bring your broken items and we’ll provide the tools and volunteer coaches with expertise in fixing a wide variety of things including: bikes/skateboards, clothing/textiles, computers/phones, kitchen appliances, jewelry, small electrical devices, toys, anything else! *Carry in only–no oversized items, firearms, or other dangerous items.*
This event is part of the Learn Something New series. Generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

Author Visit! David Arnold and Katie Cotugno

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Coolidge Corner

THURSDAY, May 31 at 6:30 PM

Two fabulous YA authors in conversation! David Arnold will discuss his new novel, The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik. When Noah is hypnotized, countless small things in the world around him seem to change. A stunning, surrealist story about how we both hurt one another and save one another.
In 9 Days & 9 Nights, the sequel to Katie Cotugno’s 99 Days, Molly has just said I love you to her new boyfriend, Ian, and they are off on a romantic European vacation together, starting with scenic London. But there on a tube platform, the past catches up to her in the form of Gabe, her ex, traveling on his own parallel vacation with new girlfriend Sadie.
This event is in partnership with the Brookline Booksmith.

Belles and Brujas Author Tour

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Brookline Village

TUESDAY, 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.

Tee Off at the Library

Tee Off 2018
Brookline Village


Join us for a day of mini-golf, snacks, refreshments, and superheroes!

Families and all ages: noon-4 PM

Adults 21+: 6-9 PM

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1:30 PM
More about Midday Movies


Coolidge Corner
Refreshments 1 PM
Screening 1:30-4 PM
More about Movie Matinee

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Salami the cat


What you call them every day other than their name: Baby Salmon or Salambo
A favorite quirk in their behavior: She loves shoes and smelly socks (see picture).
Favorite sleeping spot: Her favorite spot is her "heating pad."
Can they do a trick? Her trick is trying to catch her tail, sometimes it works!
Belongs to: Danielle, Children's Room, Brookline Village Library
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