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The Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 17 to discuss "I Know This Much is True" by Wally Lamb. Copies are available at the library. New members always welcome.
ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM
The Adult Summer Reading Program runs through Aug. 21. The theme is "Escape the Ordinary." Grand prize is a "Taste of Brookline" basket with donations from our heroes – Brookline’s stores, restaurants and food artisans. Earn raffle tickets for each book read, and additional tickets by completing our website challenge and the Summer Reading bingo. For details, see the library website or stop by and ask a librarian.
LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE
The Brookline Public Library will hold an open house from 10 a.m-2 p.m. Sept. 12. Visit website for details.
ONGOING ADULT PROGRAMS
The knitting, crocheting and cross-stitch group meets at 6 p.m. Mondays. The Adult Writer’s Group meets at 1:30 p.m. upstairs on the first and third Saturdays of the month.
Programs for kids
CHILDREN’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM
This year’s theme is "Every Hero Has a Story." Upcoming events include:
8 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Brookline Ballfield: View the peak of the Perseid meteor shower and learn to use the library telescope.
Music with Miss Jackie (up to age 6): 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Friday Train Club: All-day drop-in opportunity for train enthusiasts. Held on the last Friday of the month from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Hollis Social Library, 2 Monument Square, 465-7721, hollislibrary.org.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM FOR ALL AGES
The summer reading program ends Aug. 8. Please make sure all minutes or titles are logged before this point so you can receive your hard-earned prizes.
SCHARFF BROTHERS MUSIC CONCERT
Somewhere between the luscious chord play of the Beatles and the humor of the Barenaked Ladies, you will find The Scharff Brothers, a full fledged alt/pop/rock ‘n’ roll world wrapped in the skin of a couple of brothers with guitars. They will perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 in the Lawrence Barn.
COLLEGE ESSAY WORKSHOP
Join us from 3-4 p.m. Aug. 13 for an informative workshop about the importance and intricacies of writing your college essay. Participants should bring paper, something to write with and any essay drafts they have already written (an essay draft is not required). Registration required.
Ongoing events include the Tuesday Morning Book Group; the Writer’s Block writing group; computer help on Mondays and Wednesdays; the Knitting Club; one-on-one tech classes; and the weekly Senior Hour. Contact the library for details.
Hollis seniors are invited to come to the library from 9:30-10:30 a.m. (an hour before we officially open our doors) every Wednesday for free coffee and tea, time to read the daily newspapers or current magazines, visit with friends in the Meeting Room, enjoy dedicated time with staff members, find the right book or ask a technical question. No registration required.
MUSEUM PASSES AVAILABLE
Are you looking for something to do for summer vacation? Through the generosity of the Friends of the Hollis Social Library, we are able to offer passes for discounted or free admission to several New England museums. Each pass works differently, and your account must be in good standing (meaning no fines!) to receive your passes. To reserve a pass, call or visit the library or email the help desk. Passes should be picked up the day before or day of your visit.
Programs for kids
To go along with summer reading, the library is offering some themed storytimes for kids up to age 6. Each Wednesday will have a different theme to encourage summer reading.
ICE CREAM FINALE
Let’s enjoy a family fun ice-cream parlor at the Lawrence Barn. Treat yourself to ice-cream and fixings with Monica and Marcia from 4-5 p.m. Aug. 12. Registration required.