Monday, March 11th 2019

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Borrow an Expert Launch Party

Brookline Village

TUESDAY, March 26 at 6 PM

Want to learn something new, but not sure where to start? The Library is proud to introduce Borrow an Expert! Learn more, meet the experts, and enjoy complimentary brain food at our launch party on Tuesday, March 26 at the Brookline Village Library.
Borrow an Expert will be offered at all Public Library of Brookline locations. For a list of available topics, please visit our website.

Women's History Month

Women's History Month
Celebrate Women's History Month at the Public Library of Brookline. All month, we'll have displays, handouts, and programs celebrating women's history.
Brookline Village
Visit the Reference Desk and take part in a Guess the Book challenge, taking place all month. Can you guess the title and author of a classic book based on samples of text?
WEDNESDAY, March 13 and THURSDAY, March 14
Is there gender gap in storytelling? Visit the Teen Room for a special display on women in literature, media, and pop culture. The teen collection will be displayed to highlight stories about women and nonbinary protagonists, presenting a dramatic visual reminder of how many engaging stories for teens feature young women (and noting the gaps in representation).
WEDNESDAY, March 20 at 1:30
An Evening With Eleanor Roosevelt
Coolidge Corner
SATURDAY, March 23 at 3 PM
Left on Pearl Documentary Film
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Pi Day Taste Test

Pi Day 2019
Brookline Village

THURSDAY, March 14 at 3 PM

Celebrate Pi Day by eating lots of pie! Join us to sample and vote on a wide range of tasty baked pies of all varieties. Open to all ages.

Mom and Me: A Porcupine Story

Brookline Village

FRIDAY, March 15 at 2:30 PM

Make a clay sculpture, learn about nature, and have fun! Presented by the Museum of American Bird Art in Canton, MA. Ages 3 and up welcome. Limited to the first 20 children. Funded by a Brookline Cultural Council grant.

Elara Trio in Concert

Elara Trio Concert March 16th
Coolidge Corner

SATURDAY, March 16 at 2 PM

The Elara Trio plays chamber music written specifically for a flute, horn, and piano trio. This concert will include the music of Eric Ewazen, Bernard Edward Müller, Mel Bonis, Betty Jackson King, Valerie Capers, and Scott Joplin.

Reading Fiction for Self-Care

Reading Fiction for Self Care Digital Slide (2)
Brookline Village

SATURDAY, March 16 at 2:30 PM

Many of us turn to novels when life is challenging, whether we reread old favorites or explore new worlds. Join our librarians for tea, snacks, and a group discussion on reading for self-care. We will share reading recommendations and tips for reading when life is difficult. Generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.
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1:30 PM

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a star is born
Coolidge Corner
THURSDAY, March 14

1 PM refreshments
1:30 PM film

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Women's History Month Reads

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dragon behind the glass
doing harm
This March, we're sharing recommendations that celebrate Women's History Month. Here are some of our favorite books about science written by women (which just so happens to be a category on our 2019 Reading Challenge). Looking for more works celebrating women's history? Stop by the Library and check out our displays of books, movies, and comics.
The Fastest Things on Wings, by Terry Masear - Karen's pick
The Sixth Extinction, by Elizabeth Kolbert - Becca's pick
The Soul of an Octopus, by Sy Montgomery - Lily's pick
The Dragon Behind the Glass, by Emily Voigt - Krista's pick
Bonk, by Mary Roach - Robin's pick
Doing Harm, by Maya Dusenbery - Erin's pick
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