Tuesday, November 6th 2018

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

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Library Closed November 12

Veterans Day Closure
All Public Library of Brookline locations will be closed Monday, November 12, in observance of Veterans Day. We will be open regular hours Sunday, November 11, and resume regular hours on Tuesday, November 13.

Borrow a State Parks Pass!

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Looking to explore one of the 150 beautiful state parks in Massachusetts? Come to the Brookline Village Library to pick up a Massachusetts DCR Park Pass, which allows you free parking at DCR facilities. These passes can be checked out for two weeks, reserved through our catalog, and picked up at the Reference Desk. You can learn more about Massachusetts state parks here.
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National Novel Writing Month Write-In

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Brookline Village

WEDNESDAY, November 7 at 6:30 PM

Are you writing a novel this November as part of National Novel Writing Month? Join your Boston Municipal Liaisons and other NaNoWriMo participants for a Write-In where you will have structured time to get your writing done and help at a moment’s notice. Learn more about NaNoWriMo here.

Google Suite 101

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Brookline Village

WEDNESDAY, November 7 at 7 PM

Want to get more out of Gmail and start using Google Drive? We’ll get you rolling with tons of tips and tricks in this hands-on training. You can bring your own computer or borrow one of the Library’s laptops.

Registration is required for this class. Please register here.

Family Bingo Night


THURSDAY, November 8 at 6:30 PM

Bring the family and compete for prizes in a fun-filled evening playing Bingo. All Bingo game supplies will be provided. Snacks will be served. For ages 6 and up.

Family Bingo Night is in participation with International Games Week 2018. Generously sponsored by the Library Trustees and the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.

Writing Workshop with Virginia Pye

NaNo Write-In
Brookline Village

WEDNESDAY, November 14 at 7 PM

This workshop will focus on how to get started writing a story, where to look for inspiration, and how to shape the beginning. Award-winning author Virginia Pye will offer prompts to help participants get started and allow time for writing during the session. She will also offer insights about publication and share her own story of persistence as a writer.
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WEDNESDAY, November 7

1:30 PM

More about Midday Movies


Brookline Village
THURSDAY, November 8

1 PM refreshments
1:30 PM film

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Recommendations from Hank Phillippi Ryan

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On Tuesday, November 27, the Library Trustees will host An Evening With Hank Phillippi Ryan and Callie Crossley: the Story Behind the Story. This event will explore the idea of hunting for the real story, the work of reporters to discover and convey the truth, and the true crime stories that inspired Ryan's new thriller, Trust Me.

Leading up to the event, we'll be sharing recommendations from Hank Phillippi Ryan herself. Check out some of her favorite works of true crime narrative nonfiction.
In Cold Blood: a True Account of a Multiple Murder and its Consequences by Truman Capote
I’ll Be Gone in The Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara
Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story by John Berendt
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