Monday, February 25th 2019

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

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Learn English at the Library

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Are you an adult English Language Learner (ELL) who wants to improve your English? Sign up to be a student in the Library’s new ELL Tutoring Program. You will be matched with a volunteer tutor and meet one-on-one to work towards your English-learning goals.
Students and tutors will meet for one hour a week at one of the Brookline libraries. Students and tutors will work together for a period of six months.

Local History Exhibits Online

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Our local history librarians have been hard at work creating online exhibits about historic Brookline. Check out collections of photographs of the Brookline Village Library and of Holm Lea (above), the estate of the Arnold Arboretum's first director. You can also view images like this by making an appointment with a local history librarian.

Children's Programming

Please note that all staff-run children's programs at the Coolidge Corner Library are cancelled through Sunday, March 3, and will resume on Monday, March 4.

World language storytimes will take place as scheduled. Additionally, all storytimes have resumed at the Brookline Village and Putterham Libraries. For a full listing of children's programs, please see our calendar.
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Dungeons & Dragons 101

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Brookline Village

WEDNESDAY, February 27 at 3 PM

Interested in learning how to play Dungeons & Dragons? We’ll be covering everything you need to know to start your D&D journey. Learn how to build your own character. Hone your Crit Game by learning the basics of dice rolling. Bluff your way into a Goblin den by learning valuable role-playing skills!
Open to tweens and teens in grades 5-12.
Generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

Comics Reading Marathon

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Brookline Village

SATURDAY, March 2 from 10 AM - 3 PM

Join us to read comics... as long as you can! We will be celebrating the legacy of legendary creator Will Eisner by inviting you to read the format he created and loved. We invite comics lovers to grab a comfy chair, a stack of comics and graphic novels, and read. We will offer a badge for every hour you complete, on the hour, and energizing snacks on the half hour. A delicious lunch of pizza will be served at 1 PM to those who have at least one badge. Open to kids, tweens, teens, and their families.
Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Library Foundation.

Welcome Blanket Knitting Club

Coolidge Corner

MONDAY, March 4 at 1:30 PM

Calling all knitters, quilters, crocheters, sewers, and crafters! Welcome Blanket, a national craftivism project, asks participants to create blankets and notes of welcome to give to immigrants and refugees. Each blanket is displayed in an exhibit and then sent to resettlement agencies to be delivered to our newest neighbors. We are forming a Brookline-based Welcome Blanket knitting circle, so we can come together, create, and talk about immigration. All levels of crafting ability welcomed.
Please bring your own materials to work on.
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WEDNESDAY, February 27

1:30 PM

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Coolidge Corner
THURSDAY, February 28

1 PM refreshments
1:30 PM film

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Black History Month Music

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This February, Library staff are sharing recommendations that celebrate Black History Month. Here are some of our favorite albums. Looking for more works celebrating Black history and culture? Stop by the Library and check out our displays of books, movies, and comics.
If All I Was Was Black, Mavis Staples - Becca's pick
Black Panther: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture - Jesse's pick
Pure Ella, Ella Fitzgerald - Lauren's pick
Dirty Computer, Janelle Monáe - Bryan's pick
20 Feet from Stardom: Music from the Motion Picture - Khara's pick
Power in Numbers, Jurassic 5 - Roy's pick

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