Monday, March 4th 2019

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The Paula I. Sharaga Memorial Trust Fund

Memorial Trust Fund
In memory of our beloved children’s librarian Paula Sharaga, the Public Library of Brookline Board of Trustees has established a trust fund in her name to fund Children’s Library Programming on the subjects about which she was passionate: the Environment, Climate Change, Music, and Bicycling.
Any who wish to donate to the fund may write a check payable to Public Library of Brookline with Paula Sharaga Trust in the memo line. Checks may be mailed to Public Library of Brookline Attn: Administration, 361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445
or delivered in person to the Brookline Village, Coolidge Corner, or Putterham Libraries.

Children's Programming

Please note that Come Play With Us; Mother Goose On The Loose; and Sing Along, Dance, and Play are suspended at Coolidge Corner until further notice.

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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AARP Tax Aide Program
Brookline Village

FRIDAY, March 8, March 15, and April 5

AARP Volunteer Tax Assistance will be available at the Brookline Village location of the Public Library of Brookline on the following Fridays: March 8, March 15, and April 5. There is no income guideline to qualify for assistance. However AARP’s target group for the tax aid program is low and moderate individuals or families. Appointments must be made in-person at the Brookline Village Reference Desk. For more information please visit or call the Reference Desk at the Brookline Village Library.

Dungeons and Dragons

Brookline Village

FRIDAY, March 8 at 2 PM

Come play Dungeons and Dragons at the library! All dice are provided. Bring your own character sheet or create one. Open to kids in grades 5 and up only. Please register online or in person with the teen or tween librarian.

Nail Art for Teens

Brookline Village

FRIDAY, March 8 at 2:30 PM

Join us to learn nail art techniques, try out tools, create your own designs, and experiment with colors and styles. Our teen librarian is happy to do up to two more complex designs per attendee. Bring in any inspirations or pop culture references, and we’ll decorate on a theme!

Open to teens in grades 8-12. Please come in with clean nails if possible. All materials will be provided. First come, first served—no need to sign up!

Math Games for the Whole Family

Math Games
Coolidge Corner

SATURDAY, March 9 at 3 PM

Have fun as you learn. Lawrence School Math Specialist Anu Advani will be sharing a variety of games for ages 3 and older.
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a star is born

1:30 PM

More about Midday Movies


Coolidge Corner

1 PM refreshments
1:30 PM film

More about Movie Matinee
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Meet Team Brookline

Get to know some of the runners taking part in the Boston Marathon as part of Team Brookline, on behalf of the Brookline Library Foundation. You can learn more about the runners and Team Brookline here.
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Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau
Ashley Baril (left): "I am so excited to be running my first Boston Marathon with Team Brookline on behalf of the Brookline Library Foundation. I am a fitness director and pediatric obesity case manager at a health center in Roxbury, MA... I chose to run for the Brookline Library Foundation because all over the world, libraries are a safe place for children, teens, and adults of all ages to come learn, have fun, and feel welcome at no cost."
Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau: "In 1999 as a twenty-something, I ran the Boston Marathon. It was hard. Vivid in my memories are the crowd in Hopkinton, the hills of Newton, my mother cheering along the course in Wellesley, and at the finish the medical personnel asking me, 'Are you crying from pain or are you just crying?'... I am running to prove to myself that I can, to be a role-model to my children ('it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon'), and, last but not least, for the Brookline Library Foundation."
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