Tuesday, August 21st 2018

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

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Filming at Brookline Village on Friday Morning

As part of the Crowdsourced Boston project recreating an iconic scene from Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) will be filming in the early morning on the steps of Brookline Village on Friday, August 24 between 8:30 AM and 10 AM.

Filming will be completed before the library is open for business, but please be aware that access to the library's book drops and front steps may be restricted during filming.

Antique Toys in Children's Room

A toy of a character from Alice in Wonderland.
Recently, a staff member at the Library discovered a treasure trove of antique toys in the Children’s Room. Check out a photo gallery of these fascinating toys. Their history at the Library is something of a mystery, but we believe they were donated quite some time ago.
In an effort to find out who donated these toys, we are enlisting the help of you, our dedicated library patrons. Do you know anything about the history of these toys at the library? Give us a call or send us a message. We’d love to hear from you.
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Children's Summer Reading Ice Cream Party


WEDNESDAY, August 22 at 3 PM at Brookline Village

THURSDAY, August 23 at 3 PM at Putterham

Celebrate Summer Reading with an ice cream party! Show us your reading logs and celebrate with some sweet treats. Haven't had a chance to participate in Summer Reading yet? There's still time to sign up here.
Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library and J.P. Licks.

Re-create Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Brookline Village

THURSDAY, August 23 at 6 PM offsite at BIG

FRIDAY, August 24 at 8:30 AM at Brookline Village

Have you ever dreamed of being in the iconic parade scene from the beloved 80s classic, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? The Library and the Brookline Interactive Group are giving you the chance to do just that!

We're recreating this scene as part of the Crowdsourced Boston project, and we need your help! We need people to play Ferris, Cameron, Sloan, extras, dancers, band members, and more to make this happen!
Rehearsal will be on the evening of Thursday, August 23, and we will film the dance on the morning of Friday, August 24.

Teen Scratch Ticket Challenge Ends August 31

Brookline Village
Our Teen Scratch Ticket Challenge is coming to an end on August 31. There's still a chance to win one of our medium or large prizes, from enamel pins to plushies to the Mirror of Erised (from Harry Potter.) Teens in grades 7 through 12, make sure to pick up a scratch ticket once per day as you check out items to claim your chance to win.

The winner of our grand prize, a $50 gift certificate, will be notified on Tuesday, September 4.
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WEDNESDAY, August 22

1 PM

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THURSDAY, August 23

1 PM refreshments
1:30 PM film

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Children who read four or more books over the summer fare better on reading comprehension tests in the fall than their peers who read one or no books over the summer.
The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is challenging all residents of Massachusetts to read four books this summer – and to share their experience with others.

Here is what Shayane, from our Circulation Department, is reading this summer.

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