Tuesday, October 9th 2018

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

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Survey: Putterham Library Hours

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In the Spring of 2017, Members of the Community met with Library Trustees to inquire about the possibility of expanded hours at the Putterham Library. In June 2018, in conjunction with the Coolidge Corner Library renovation, the Putterham Library began a pilot study of its hours and usage, adopting the Coolidge Corner Library's regular hours (M/W 10 am - 6 pm, Tu/TH 10 am - 9 pm, F/Sa 9:30 am - 5 pm, Su 1 pm - 5 pm) for this purpose.
As part of this study, the Library is interested in hearing from the community regarding these expanded hours. Please take the quick survey below to share your feedback.

Get Involved

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The Brookline Library Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Public Library of Brookline, is reaching out to our community with opportunities to contribute to our Library’s future. Over the past 20 years, funds raised by the Foundation have supported renovations, technology, books and materials, programs, museum passes, and more.

There are a variety of ways to contribute to the Foundation: as board members, as committee members for events, helping with outreach to the community, assisting with social media and technology usage, fundraising, and board development.

If you are interested in learning more about volunteering, please write to We’d love to get to know you better and talk it over!
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Author Talk: Jose Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas Talk
Brookline Village

THURSDAY, October 11 at 6:30 PM

Jose Antonio Vargas will discuss his book, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen.

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, called “the most famous undocumented immigrant in America,” tackles one of the defining issues of our time in this explosive and deeply personal call to arms.
This program is in partnership with Brookline Booksmith.

Sign Up for Hogwarts at the Library

Text: Join the Wizarding Resistance. Sign up Wednesday, October 3 at 3 PM
Brookline Village

SUNDAY, October 28

Sign-up has begun for Hogwarts at the Library! Learn more about our sessions for children and families here and our session for teens and adults here. Registration is required.
We'll also be holding a sock drive as part of our event. Everyone is invited to donate NEW socks in the Brookline Village Library Children's Room anytime before or during the event.
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Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.

TGIF After-School Movie: Monsters Inc.

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Brookline Village

FRIDAY, October 12 at 2:30 PM

Celebrate the end of the week by joining us for a fun children’s movie! Recommended for ages five and up.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Literacy Fair

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Brookline Village

SATURDAY, October 20 at 2:30 PM

Can you and your child read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten? Would you like tips on how to boost their early literacy skills? Come TALK, SING, READ, WRITE, and PLAY with us, and sign up for our 1,000 book challenge. Bring your children (ages 0-5) or come on your own!
Sign-up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten will begin at this time and continue at the Brookline Village Children’s Desk and Putterham Library.
Co-Sponsored by Brookline Early Education Program (BEEP). Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.
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WEDNESDAY, October 10

1:30 PM

More about Midday Movies


Brookline Village
THURSDAY, October 11

1 PM refreshments
1:30 PM film

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Recipes: Swedish Apple-Cranberry Pie

Enjoy a recipe—and a reading recommendation—courtesy of Library staff. This week, try Swedish Apple-Cranberry Pie, from Anne, Assistant Library Director for Administration.
Ingredients: Apples (peeled and sliced), cranberries, 1 tsp cinnamon, 3/4 cup margarine (melted), 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour, 1 egg, optional 1/2 cup nuts of your choice.
Directions: Fill pie pan 2/3 full with apples and cranberries. Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon. In a bowl, combine margarine, sugar, flour, egg, and nuts; add a pinch of salt. Pour over the fruit. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until top is golden brown.
Pair with: The Laughing Policeman, if you want a Swedish mystery novel, or The Botany of Desire, if you want to learn more about apples.
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