All library locations will be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, May 29th.

Women’s History Month

Join us for a series of events, activities, displays, and recommended titles celebrating Women’s History Month.


FILM SERIES

At Brookline Village in Hunneman Hall.

  • Saturday, March 3 at 2 PM: STEP (2017)
  • Saturday, March 10 at 2 PM: A League of Their Own (1992)
  • Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30 PM: Desk Set (1957)
  • Tuesday, March 27 at 6:30 PM: Hidden Figures (2016)

All films are rated PG, with the exception of 1957’s Desk Set, which is “Approved.”


MARY BAKER EDDY

MONDAY, MARCH  17 AT 7:00 PM AT PUTTERHAM

Sandra J Houston, Executive Director of the Longyear Museum presents an introduction to Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer and founder of Christian Science, through the lens of the Longyear Museum collection. Please register at Eventbrite via brooklinelibrary.org.

Register here.


WOMEN’S JOURNEYS IN WRITING

THURSDAY, MARCH  22 AT 7:00 PM AT BROOKLINE VILLAGE IN HUNNEMAN HALL

Join us to hear the stories of four women writers. Fiction writer Grace Talusan, journalist Firuzeh Shokooh-Valle, and poets Yara Liceaga-Rojas and Sharon Amuguni will discuss their work – and the challenges and opportunities they have faced in their fields. The panelists will share selections of their writing in multiple languages.

Register here.


BYGONE BADASS BROADS

MONDAY, MARCH  26 AT 7:00 PM AT BROOKLINE VILLAGE IN THE TEEN ROOM

Join adventurous author Mackenzi Lee, author of the Stonewall Book Award Honor winner The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, to discuss the too often overlooked ladies of history from her new nonfiction book, Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World. We will debate who to pick for a fictional all-women pirate ship crew if given the option of women from history and fiction.  Who would be your captain, first mate, doctor, or cook? Who might mutiny? Bring your top picks.


DISPLAYS AND ACTIVITIES

We also have displays and activities including

  • Celebrate Women Heroes Post-It Note Activity (Brookline Village)
  • Women’s Firsts (Brookline Village)
  • Women in Comics (Brookline Village)
  • Blind Date with a Badass Broad (Brookline Village and Coolidge Corner)
  • Celebrating Women’s History (Putterham)