Professional Development Hour

All Brookline Public Library branches will open at 11:00am (instead of 10:00am) THIS Thursday, October 2nd. 

Please note that the Main Library will not be having our normally-scheduled 10:30am storytime for 2 and 3 year-olds. 

Raina will be here THIS Friday to talk about her newest book!  Come join us (remember seating is limited) at 3:00pm!  Call 617-730-2370 with any questions.  We’ll see you there!

Raina will be here THIS Friday to talk about her newest book!  Come join us (remember seating is limited) at 3:00pm!  Call 617-730-2370 with any questions.  We’ll see you there!

Something new!  Join us THIS weekend for the first session.  Call, 617-730-2340, with any questions.

Something new!  Join us THIS weekend for the first session.  Call, 617-730-2340, with any questions.

Professional Development Hour

All Brookline Public Library branches will open at 11:00am (instead of 10:00am) on Thursday, October 2nd. 

Please note that the Main Library will not be having our normally-scheduled 10:30am storytime for 2 and 3 year-olds. 

brkteenlib:

It’s BANNED BOOKS WEEK!

We are celebrating in many ways — come on down to the Brookline Public Library to celebrate your freedom to read.

  1. TONIGHT, 7pm, Main Library - Carol Tilley will speak about the 1950s anti-comics scare and the brave, undaunted teens who spoke out for their freedom to read.
  2. THURSDAY, 7pm, Main Library - A whole panel  of comics creators, journalists, critics, and librarians talk about comics censorship happening today.
  3. ALL WEEK, Main Library: Check out our Banned Books Week I.D. Challenge (see above).  Can you identify one of the top 100 Banned Books from just the shredded pages?
  4. ALL WEEK, Main Library: Pick up one of our Banned Books Week buttons at the Reference Desk or at either of our programs and get your “I read banned books” mug shot taken!
  5. ALL WEEK, Main Library: Check out our banned books on display…in a cage.  You may be able to see them, but you can’t check them out until the end of the week.

There have been some great new books recently that have a touch of magic throughout the story.  Take a look at these titles!

Happy reading, Brookline!

Real-life Heroes, Unspeakable Tragedies—and Kittens | Hi-Interest Nonfiction for Children and Teens

(Source: addtoany.com)

brkteenlib:

Guess who’s coming to Brookline Public Library?

Friday, October 3rd, at 3:00pm at the Main Library, join us for a visit from one of today’s comics superstars: Raina Telgemeier is appearing in Brookline to talk about her latest #1 New York Times best-selling memoir Sisters!

Thanks to our friends at the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE), the Brookine Booksmith ( @brooklinebooksmith ), and Scholastic Graphix, we’re bringing Raina here to your local library for a reading and signings.

The event kicks off at 3:00pm! Please be aware the event will be seated first come, first serve, and we’ll open the doors at 2:30pm. The room capacity is 96, so be sure to get there on time to get a good seat.

Raina will also be appearing over the weekend, October 4-5, at the annual MICE show over in Cambridge at Lesley College, along with a whole roster of amazing creators, so be sure to go and check out the Expo too!

Following the critical success of her graphic memoir Smile, Eisner Award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling comics creator Raina Telgemeier returns to her graphic memoir style with the companion Sisters. In full-color comic format, and with her signature humor and charm, Raina tells the story of her antagonistic relationship with her younger sister, which unfolds during the course of a road trip from their home in San Francisco to a family reunion in Colorado.

Raina Telgemeier grew up in San Francisco and moved to New York City, where she earned an illustration degree at the School of Visual Arts. SMILE, a critically acclaimed graphic memoir based on her childhood, was a New York Times bestseller, appearing for more than 95 weeks on the list, winner of the Eisner Award for Best Publication for Teens, and received a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor. Her most recent book, the full–color graphic novel DRAMA was another #1 New York Times bestseller and Kirkus raved in a starred review, “this book will undoubtedly make readers stand up and cheer.” Raina also adapted and illustrated The Baby-sitters Club graphic novels, which were selected for YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens list and Booklist’s Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth list. Raina lives in Astoria, New York, with her husband and fellow comics artist, Dave Roman. To learn more, visit her online at goRaina.com and on Twitter at @GoRaina.

I’m SO excited.  Who else is excited?

We’re excited!

Last Thursday the Library had a special sleepover just for stuffed animals! 

Puppie, Dog, Mischief, Bayou, Lollipop, Yanshuf, Tigger, Cheer Bear, Eloise, Biscuit, Monkey #9 and Big Bunny came to stay last Thursday night.  They were super excited because their humans had told them all about the library and now they were getting to visit!

Click on each picture to see more about their adventures!