Monday, April 1st 2019

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Learn Something New

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Join us this spring for Learn Something New, a series of programs for adults. Take part in any or all of our events to learn a new skill or explore a new topic here at the library. From meeting native Massachusetts owls to fixing your appliances to learning ballroom dance, there’s something for everyone.
This year we’re thrilled to offer Learn Something New programs at all Public Library of Brookline locations. Check out this year’s programs.

Read & Run Book Group

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Brookline Village

THURSDAY, April 4 at 6 PM

Come run, come all! The Public Library of Brookline is excited to announce a new book group: Read & Run. This group will meet every Thursday from 6-7:30 PM over the next three months to discuss books and train together for a 5K - no previous running experience required.

Join us Thursday, April 4 at 6 PM in the Conference Room for the first informational meeting and a guest lecture by a trainer at the Beacon Hill Athletic Club. We look forward to reading and running with you.
Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.
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Dungeons and Dragons

Brookline Village

FRIDAY, April 5 at 2 PM

Teens and tweens, come play Dungeons and Dragons at the Library! All dice and manuals are provided. Bring your own character sheet or create one here. Grades 5 and up.

Introduction to Ballroom Dancing with Jim Spellman

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SATURDAY, April 6 at 2 PM

Ever dreamed about dancing like the stars? Now is your chance. Join us in learning the steps to all your favorite ballroom dances. This program is drop in, no partner necessary.
This program is part of the Learn Something New series for adults. Generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

Cosplay Monday Meetup

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Brookline Village

MONDAY, April 8 at 6:30 PM

Meet up with fellow cosplayers and costume designers to work on upcoming projects, take advantage of the Library’s array of tools, and learn from each other. This is a meet up rather than a class — there is no official instructor — but we encourage everyone to learn from each other. Library staff will be available to troubleshoot our tools. Open to adults and high school age teens.

Author Talk: Meredith May, with Noah Wilson-Rich

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Coolidge Corner

THURSDAY, April 11 at 6:30 PM

Join us as Meredith May discusses her new book, The Honey Bus, in conversation with Noah Wilson-Rich. Part memoir, part beekeeping odyssey, The Honey Bus is an unforgettable story about finding home in the most unusual of places, and how a tiny, little-understood insect could save a life.
This event is in partnership with Brookline Booksmith.
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can you ever forgive me

1:30 PM

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Coolidge Corner

1 PM refreshments
1:30 PM film

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National Poetry Month Reads

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April is National Poetry Month, so we're sharing some of our favorite collections of poetry. Read one for the 2019 Reading Challenge, or check our our poetry display for more recommendations.
Night Sky with Exit Wounds, by Ocean Vuong
Behind My Eyes, by Li-Young Lee
Looking for the Gulf Motel, by Richard Blanco
The Odyssey, by Homer
The Fiddle Rose, by Avrom Sutzkever
Dog Songs, by Mary Oliver
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