Tuesday, July 24th 2018

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

New Self Check Out Procedure

There is now a new and improved way to check out your reserve items. Please click to watch the video on how our self check outs now work! The video will open on Youtube.

Check Out the Book Bike This Summer

Book Bike
The Public Library of Brookline Book Bike is making a few new stops this summer! Visit us at the Brookline Summer Concert Series at Cypress Park. All shows begin at 6 PM.
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Harry Potter's Birthday Celebration

Happy Birthday Harry Slide

TUESDAY, July 31 from 10 AM to 8 PM

Brookline Village
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.

The escape room is now sold out, but feel free to drop by the Rabbit Hole between 10 AM and 7:30 PM to see if any spots open up. If attendees cancel or do not claim their spot the day of, we will allow other attendees to attend an escape room session on a first come, first serve basis. Given the enthusiastic demand, we hope to schedule further chances for this escape room in the coming months.

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.

Minuteman Library Crawl

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WEDNESDAY, August 1 from 10 AM to 5 PM

Brookline Village
We invite you to spend a day visiting local libraries. Find out what is special about each and what they have to offer to you and your family.
The Library Crawl is a scavenger hunt for all ages. Start at any library on the list and get your “passport” with all relevant information. Each library has one item to find and take a picture with. If you get to at least 5 sites and show your pictures to the librarians, you’ll get a prize.
Both the Brookline Village and Putterham Libraries will be taking part in the Library Crawl. For a full list and map of participating libraries, check out the Library Crawl App.

HENRY VI Part III: 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, Henry VI Part III here in Brookline on the library lawn. This performance complements the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s famous Shakespeare on the Common performances of Richard III. 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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Brookline Village

1 PM refreshments
1:30 PM film
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What you call them every day other than their name: Kittyface.
A favorite quirk in their behavior: She follows me like a dog.
Favorite sleeping spot: My bed...
Can they do a trick? Waking me up 10 min before my alarm goes off.
Belongs to: Bryan, Circulation.

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