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Friends' Book Shop Half-Price Sale, December 1, 2018

On Saturday, December 1, 2018, we will have a special half-price sale in the Friends' Book Shop. All items in the Friends' Book Shop will be half the marked prices from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 1.

Fair Game: Surviving a 1960 Georgia Lynching, November 18, 2018

While JFK was making a White House run in May 1960, a 24-year-old black Navy vet from Bayonne, New Jersey joined a friend on a road trip home. Little did James Fair, Jr. know how ill-timed his arrival in rural Early County, Georgia would be. Less than three days later, he'd find himself behind bars, convicted for the rape and murder of an 8-year old girl, and facing Georgia's electric chair. Clennon L.King's "Fair Game: Surviving a 1960 Georgia Lynching" chronicles the 26-month campaign spearheaded by Alice Fair to rescue her son from a county notorious for lynching.

Tales from the Home of the World's Worst Weather, October 21, 2018

Bitter cold, dense fog, heavy snow, and record winds: Mt. Washington is known worldwide for its unpredictable and dangerous weather. For a mountain its size, why is Mt. Washington called the "Home of the World's Worst Weather"? Join Mt. Washington Observatory's Will Broussard for an investigation into the unique life and work of weather observers stationed at the observatory year-round. We will explore how the mountain's weather works and what it can tell us about New England's own weather patterns.

Book Sale, September 28-30, 2018

From Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30, 2018, we will hold our 46th annual fall book sale. Thousands of books will be for sale in the Library's Community Room. Seasonal holiday books will also be available in this book sale. Like our June, 2018 sale, this book sale will be open on Friday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., in addition to the usual Saturday and Sunday hours. On Friday and Saturday, hard-cover and trade paperbacks are priced at $1.00 and mass-market paperbacks are 50 cents each. Sunday is Bargain Day; all items are half-price and a brown bag of books is $8.00. In addition, individually-priced books in the Friends' Book Shop will be half the marked prices beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Friday and continuing on Saturday and Sunday.

One Book, One Community Read - Life, Animated, September, 2018

Join us this September to discuss this year's One Book, One Community Read! This year's title is Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism by local author Ron Suskind! Events will kick off on Wednesday, September 5 with our keynote speaker, Laura Kessel, a speech-language pathologist and an augmentative and alternative communication specialist for the Public Schools of Brookline. Book Discussions will be held on September 6, 9, 13, and 18. The film Life, Animated based on the book will be shown on Sunday, September 16.