September 9, 2020

Talking with Kids about Voting


At a charged time in politics, talking with young people about voting and our democracy in a non-partisan fashion is important. To that end, the Brookline League of Women Voters prepared, with support from the Lotte E. Scharfman Citizen Education Grant program of the LWVMA, a resource that might be helpful to educators and families. Three groups of books for young people ages 5-10 — on voting, voting rights in history, and government — provide information and inspiration for discussing fundamental elements of democracy, a great way to nurture future voters!




August 7, 2020

Restless Reads book discussion

Did you know that Chekhov was an etymologist,
accomplished master of espionage, and expert belly dancer?

Okay, not really. But he WAS a pretty good author.
Learn more about him and his short stories on Thursday.

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August 4, 2020

Library Chat - Accessibility Study - This Thursday, August 6

From 7:00-8:00 pm

Join us as Library Trustees talk with special guest Aelan Tierney of Kuhn Riddle Architects about their Jones Library Accessibility Study

You will be able to utilize the ‘Q&A’ or 'raise hand' buttons built into Zoom to ask your questions or give your comments and concerns.  We will try to address all questions and acknowledge all raised hands as time allows.  You will also be able to phone in to hear the session. 

More info here:

August 3, 2020

Animal Farm turns 75!

And its story is as relevant as ever. Here are 10 interesting facts about it that you might not have known.

If you want to revisit the classic, the Jones has it for you. If you want to learn more about the evolution of its dust jacket, click here.

August 2, 2020

Four-year-old lands book deal for his 'astonishing' poetry

"Coming Home"
Take our gloves off
Take our shoes off
Put them where they’re supposed to go.
You take off your brave feeling
Because there’s nothing
to be scared of in the house.

July 28, 2020

Surprise! Ukes are on MONDAY!

Maybe you'll play "Just Another Manic Monday" by The Bangles or "I Don't Like Mondays" by The Boomtown Rats or "Monday Monday" by The Mammas and the Pappas!

July 21, 2020

Leaving the Big Apple?

Electric Lit has an article about how to write your "Leaving New York" essay with their handy chart.

You know where they're all coming?