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Library Events: March 23-30


Special programs

At Main, design a marble labyrinth and challenge your friends’ problem solving abilities Thursday, March 23, at 3:00 p.m. in the Rabbit Hole. For ages 6-8.

Fandom Tuesdays

Are you unironically enthusiastic about stuff? Do you LOVE stuff, like: jump-up-and-down-in-your-chair-can’t-control-yourself LOVE it? Then join us for our next two Fandom Tuesdays: March 21 in the Teen Room at Main, 4:00 p.m. We embrace all kinds of fandoms, from books to TV to movies to comics — anything YOU are excited about. We’ll chat about all things fandom: fanfiction, fanart, favorite creators and our inspirations. Sharing best episodes, playing games and snacks are all part of the fun.

Friends’ book sale

We have received some wonderful material – books and magazines — from America’s Test Kitchen, so all you chefs, do not miss out on these beautiful items at the Main Library Book Sale! Also, we have begun including more classical LPs in the supply on the first floor there, all in pristine condition — symphonic, concertos, chamber music, and solo instrumentals — great variety. The donation was substantial, so do keep checking to see what’s available. Finally, we have received an abundance of old books of differing quality and significance – some as old as mid-19th century, and authors such as Thomas Mann, John O’Hara, and Sinclair Lewis! Do check out these various groups — $1, $2 and $3 selections can be found on both floors at Main. One request: please return books to the shelves where you found them — our pricing often depends on location! Thanks, and be in touch: friendsofbrooklinelibrary@gmail.com, or BrooklineLibFriends @BrooklineFlib.

English conversation groups

The Friends of the Brookline Public Library sponsors free English conversation groups. These groups are for adults who speak English as a Second Language and are led by native English speakers. We focus on practical, everyday topics. If you are a non-native English speaker who wants to have fun and meet people from all over the world while practicing your spoken English, then this is the place for you. No need to register or sign-up. Just show up. These groups meet at the Main Library, Tuesdays, from 7-8:30 p.m. and at the Coolidge Corner and Putterham Branch Libraries, on Thursdays, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. (Note: no children Tuesdays, please.)

Book displays

Look for these displays at Main: Self-made Women, Crafts-unusual and popular, Irish Diaspora, When in Rome…, Famous Chefs, Pet Love, Pi Day, and favorites of our Custodial staff.

Book discussion groups

MAIN: Monday, April 3, 7:00 p.m., “Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo” by Boris Fishman.
MAIN: Taste of Poetry, Thursday, April 6, noon, Common Threads.
Children’s Programs Late Winter 2017
All programs are drop-in unless noted. Come early to ensure a space. Special events and foreign language story times are posted on our website and on individual flyers.
MAIN: Mother Goose on the Loose, 13- to 23-month-olds, Two Sessions: Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.* and 11:30 a.m., through April 12. *Tickets available at the Children’s Desk.
MAIN: Terrific Twos (and Threes!), Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., through April 11.
MAIN: Stories and Crafts, 2- to 3-year-olds, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., through April 13.
MAIN: Stories and Crafts, 3- to 5-year-olds, Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m., through April 12.
MAIN: Saturday Six to Eights, 2:30 p.m., through April 15.
MAIN: Friday Flicks, Fridays at 10:30 a.m., 2nd floor, ongoing, for all ages.
CC: Sing-along, music and movement for all ages, Tuesdays, 10:15 a.m., through April 11. Tickets are available in the program room.
CC: Come play with us, for infants up to one year, Mondays, 10:15 a.m., through April 10.
CC: PlaySpace, all ages, Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m., through April 11.
CC: Mother Goose for Ones and Twos, Two Sessions: Wednesdays, 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., through April 12. Tickets are available in the program room.
CC: S.A.L.S.A. (Science, Art, Literature, Songs, Action), 3- to 5-year-olds, Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m., through April 12.
CC: Saturday Sing, Dance & Play for all ages, 11:00 a.m., March 25, and April 8.
PUTT: Lapsits for ages 3 and younger and their caregivers, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., through April 11.
PUTT: Step into Story Time for ages 3-5, Thursdays, 4:00 p.m., through April 13.

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