Monday, April 29th 2019

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

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Star Wars Day

Star Wars Day
Brookline Village

SATURDAY, May 4 at 1 PM

Celebrate Star Wars Day at the Library on Saturday, May the Fourth! Take part in a Star Wars-themed scavenger hunt; try your hand at a trivia challenge; and journey to a galaxy far, far away with our green screen photo booth. Then craft your own lightsaber, yoda ears, and more. This event is for all ages. Costumes welcome!

As part of our celebration, we’re thrilled to host lightsaber demonstrations presented by Boston Lightsaber Stage Combat Club. Boston Lightsaber will hold a demonstration at 2 PM and repeat the same performance at 3 PM.

Learn Something New: Froca Dance Class

Learn Something New_ Froca Dance Class
Brookline Village

SATURDAY, May 4 at 10:30 AM

Froca is a high-intensity cardio dance workshop that blends the latest African and Caribbean moves. Set to the hottest hits from across Africa and the Diaspora, enjoy an exhilarating workout with Sylver Rochelin Randrianantenaina, a professional dancer from Madagascar who has performed with top African musicians worldwide and made a name for himself as a prominent dance cardio instructor in Boston. No experience necessary!
This program is part of the Learn Something New series for adults. Generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

Coolidge Corner and Putterham Meeting Rooms

Due to the Town elections, the Coolidge Corner Meeting Room and Putterham Meeting Room will be closed from Friday, May 3 through Tuesday, May 7. Programs that typically take place in these spaces will not meet during this time. For a current listing of Library programs, please see our calendar.
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Tween DIY: Pokémon Terrariums

Tween Pokemon Terrarium
Brookline Village

TUESDAY, April 30 at 3 PM

Choose your favorite Pokémon and make a home for them during this terrarium workshop! Until supplies last. No registration required. Open to tweens in grades 5-7.

Learn Something New: DIY Reusable Food Storage

Brookline Village

WEDNESDAY, May 1 at 6:30 PM

Looking to reduce plastic waste from your life? Come learn how to make your own reusable beeswax food wraps and reusable macrame-style shopping bags. After this class, you’ll no longer need plastic wrap, and you’ll never be more excited to bring your own reusable bag to the grocery store.
This event is part of the Learn Something New series for adults. Generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

Will It Waffle?

Will it Waffle Slide
Brookline Village

FRIDAY, May 3 at 2:15 PM

What sweet and savory combos can you create on a waffle iron? Teens in grades 8-12 are invited to test their waffling skills and discover new and interesting flavors both savory and sweet, all made with a waffle iron. First come, first served, with spots for up to 25 teens. Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.


Brookline Village

SUNDAY, May 5 at 2 PM

Boston Theater Company’s Teen Touring Troupe presents Macbeth. Step right up! Join ringmaster Duncan, the daring trapeze artists Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, and more, under a big top full of magic and mystery: the Scotland Circus. Boston Theater Company’s Teen Touring Troupe, featuring actors in grades 8-12, brings Shakespeare’s classic tale of ambition, power, and destiny to the stage in a new and innovative setting. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Approximate run time is one hour.
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1:30 PM

More about Midday Movies


Coolidge Corner

1 PM refreshments
1:30 PM film

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Meet the Experts

Biles, Cailey
This spring, the Library is pleased to offer Borrow an Expert, where you can book appointments with staff experts on a variety of topics. Looking for help with a resume or cover letter? Try signing up for a meeting with Cailey. Below, Cailey shares her interest in professional writing, her blind spots, and what people misunderstand about cover letters and resumes.

"I enjoy tailoring resumes and cover letters to fit specific job postings. Finding the right phrases and keywords to use makes me feel like I’m on an editing treasure hunt. I don’t have as much experience with Federal Resumes, but I know some great books and websites that offer helpful examples! People often misunderstand how often resumes are first looked over by a computer program (applicant tracking systems) before an actual person."

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