Tuesday, November 20th 2018

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

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Thanksgiving Closing

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All Public Library of Brookline locations will be closed Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving. Additionally, the Brookline Village and Putterham Libraries will close at 5 PM on Wednesday, November 21. The Library will resume regular hours on Friday, November 23.

An Evening with Hank Phillippi Ryan and Callie Crossley: The Story Behind the Story

Ryan Crossley Digital Sign
Brookline Village

TUESDAY, November 27 at 7 PM

Join Hank Phillippi Ryan and Callie Crossley as they explore questions inspired by Ryan’s newest psychological thriller, Trust Me. How do we know what to believe? How do journalists uncover the truth? And how do reporters and writers translate investigation into narrative? Drawing from their work in journalism and fiction, they will discuss 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 Trust Me.
Presented by the Board of Library Trustees. This event is in partnership with the Brookline Booksmith.

Coolidge Corner Grand Re-Opening

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Coolidge Corner

SUNDAY, December 2 from 3-5 PM

We are excited to announce the re-opening of the newly renovated Coolidge Corner Library! Join us for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday, December 2. We will begin normal hours of operation on Monday, December 3.
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National Novel Writing Month Write-In

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Brookline Village

SUNDAY, November 25 at 2 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.

Early Dismissal Movie: The Incredibles 2

Brookline Village

WEDNESDAY, November 28 at 1:30 PM

Got the early dismissal blues? Join us for The Incredibles 2. Rated PG.

Geek Out Group

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Brookline Village

WEDNESDAY, November 28 at 7 PM

The Geek Out Group is a space for adults to celebrate and bond over their enthusiasm for books, movies, TV shows, comics, games, and more. Come share what you’re geeking out about and get to know fellow fans over discussions, crafts, and games. Snacks will be provided.

Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.

Friends of the Brookline Public Library Holiday Book Sale

Brookline Village

SATURDAY, December 1

It's that time of year again! The Friends of the Brookline Public Library will kick off their annual Holiday Book Sale at the Brookline VIllage Library. The sale will continue as long as special items last.
The Friends have been collecting unique and beautiful items all year so that you can find one-of-a-kind gifts for family and friends at prices that can't be beat: Beautifully bound literature, coffee table books, pristine art books, untouched kids' books. Come shop for treasures you won't find anywhere else... and get something special for yourself!
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WEDNESDAY, November 21

1:30 PM

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Brookline Village
No movie due to the holiday

1 PM refreshments
1:30 PM film

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Recommendations from Hank Phillippi Ryan

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 movies featuring reporters:
All the President's Men
His Girl Friday
The Big Clock
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