All Brookline Library locations will be closed Wednesday, June 19 for Juneteenth.

Please note: The Brookline Village Library will be closed on Sundays from June 16 to September 1.

First Light: Welcome Blanket Craft Kits

The Library is delighted to be participating in the First Light Holiday Celebration 2022! First Light is an annual celebration where businesses and organizations around town host activities and performances to celebrate the winter holiday season.

This year, we’re partnering with Welcome Blanket Brookline to offer Welcome Blanket craft kits. These kits contain supplies and instructions to make crochet squares that will be turned into blankets for immigrants and refugees. You can crochet a square or three, write a note of welcome – Welcome Blanket encourages crafters to share a family story of immigration, migration, or relocation – and bring your creations back to the Library. Then Welcome Blanket Brookline members will turn everyone’s squares into beautiful blankets.

You can grab a kit to-go or get crafting in the Library. Volunteers from Welcome Blanket Brookline will be on hand during the First Light Holiday Celebration (5-8 PM) to teach the basics of crochet and help you get started with your project. This craft is geared towards adults, teens, and tweens and is best for those with some crochet experience. We’ll also have blanket square coloring sheets available for kids.

Craft along with our step-by-step video here!

First Light is coordinated by the Brookline Chamber of Commerce. Visit the Chamber’s website for a full schedule and map of First Light activities.

This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Brookline Village - Tween Room
361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445, United States


The Brookline Village Tween Room is located on the ground floor of the Brookline Village Library. To access, use one of the main entrances, which are equipped with ramps and door openers, followed by the elevator in the atrium.

Need aids or accommodations? Email our administration team or give us a call at 617-730-2360 for more information.

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