Monday, April 15th 2019

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

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Science Magic!

science magic
Brookline Village

WEDNESDAY, April 17 at 2:30 PM

How do magic tricks really work? This program investigates the science behind the “magic” of several classic magic tricks. You might learn how to snatch a tablecloth without disturbing the items on top, make a balloon fireproof, or use electromagnetism to defy gravity. For the grand finale, our educator demonstrates how science can make it safe to lie down on a real bed of nails. Brought to you by the Museum of Science. Ages 6 and up welcome.

Learn Something New: Self Defense

Self Defense
Brookline Village

SATURDAY, April 20 at 2 PM

Learn basic self defense techniques in a fun, positive class. Based in Boabom, a Tibetan system of self-defense, relaxation, and meditation, this class will teach you a variety of simple but effective ways to remain calm in a tense situation and defend yourself should you need to. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and shoes that are easy to move in.

This class will be taught by Yemado, Director of the Boston School of Boabom. This program is part of the Learn Something New series for adults. Generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.
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Elaine Kessler – Spring Celebration

Elaine Kessler Program
Coolidge Corner

TUESDAY, April 16 at 10:30 AM

Join Miss Elaine in celebrating spring by singing, dancing, playing, and pretending. If you like flowers, bugs, butterflies, fish, and silly puppet friends, then this is the place to be! Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

Read with a Ranger

read with a ranger
Brookline Village

TUESDAY, April 16 at 2:30 PM

Come hear fun stories about spring, followed by a short sensory exercise and a craft led by park rangers! Ages 5 and up welcome.

3D Print & Plant

Coolidge Corner

TUESDAY, April 16 at 3 PM

Celebrate April Vacation by designing your own 3D Printed Plant Marker – then plant the seeds to match! Ages 8 and up. Limited to the first 20 participants.

Generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

April Vacation Garden Party

Coolidge Corner

FRIDAY, April 19 at 2 PM

Help us welcome spring at our April Vacation Garden Party! Learn how to plant your own vegetables or design a one-of-a-kind paper flower! Ages 3 and up.

Generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.
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green book

1:30 PM

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can you ever forgive me
Coolidge Corner
THURSDAY, April 18

1 PM refreshments
1:30 PM film

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Books About Arts and Sports

just kids
eat and run
girl with a pearl earring
Are the marathon and the start of baseball season inspiring you to read more about sports? Or are you perhaps taking part in the Library's 2019 Reading Challenge and looking for books in the arts and sports category? Try out one of these recommendations, courtesy of Library staff.
Just Kids, by Patti Smith - Becca's pick
Eat & Run, by Scott Jurek - Cailey's pick
The Artist's Way, by Julia Cameron - Lauren's pick
Friday Night Lights, by Buzz Bissinger - Amanda's pick
The Circuit, by Rowan Ricardo Phillips - Kenny's pick
Girl with a Pearl Earring, by Tracy Chevalier - Erin's pick
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