Galileo Galilei- The Starry Messenger
Thursday, April 20th, 6:30 pm
Brookline Town Hall Auditorium
To many the Universe is a closed book of secrets never to be read. Almost four hundred years ago, an unknown court mathematician in Italy opened that book and laid the foundation for modern science.
Galileo Galilei turned his telescope to the heavens to discover mountains and craters on the moon, four moons of Jupiter, and countless stars never before seen. Even more significant was his method of observation and mathematical analysis. He taught future scientists the way to discover the laws of nature.
The Starry Messenger is a dramatic fun filled adaptation of Galileo's short treatise "Siderius Nuncius".
Galileo (dressed in 17th century Costume) arrives to present a public lecture on his most recent discoveries made using his newly devised spyglass. As he describes those discoveries, Galileo's new method of observation and measurement of nature become apparent. Throughout the presentation audience members are actively involved in experiments and demonstrations. After the lecture, Galileo answers questions about his experiments, his life and his times
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Click on the photo of Galileo for a short video preview of The Starry Messenger
Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest
Once again, the Brookline Public Library is co-sponsoring the Lions International Peace Poster Contest with the Brookline Lions.
This year's theme is "The Future of Peace."
We already have 3 drop-in dates scheduled for working on your poster, if you would like some guidance and materials-
Saturday, March 25th, 10 am - 2 pm
Saturday, April 15th, 10 am - 2 pm
Saturday, May 27th, 10 am - 2 pm
Full contest rules are available at the Library and there will be more drop-in dates between now and the October deadline.
The official Lions contest is for children ages 11, 12, and 13, born between November 16, 2003 and November 15, 2006.
The Library contest is open to all children in Brookline, Hollis and Mason
Tech Assist: Drop-in technology help
with a Library volunteer.
Did you get a new device during the holidays,
and need help figuring it out? Having trouble using
your e-reader, smart phone or tablet?
No teenager handy to rescue you?
Stop by the Brookline Public Library any Thursday
from 3:30-4:30 for some help from
a knowledgeable Library volunteer.
Learn a bit about technology and new devices
in a comfortable, low-key setting.
No reservation or sign-up required.
For more details, call 673-3330.
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The next Board meeting at the Brookline Library Tuesday, March 7th at 7:30pm.
Regular meetings of the Library Board of Trustees are generally held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm. Any changes to this schedule will be posted here, at the Library and at the Post Office at least 24 hours in advance of any meeting.
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The next regular meeting of the Friends will be held at 7:00pm on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 at the Brookline Public Library.
Regular meetings of the Friends are generally held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm. There are no meetings scheduled for July, August or December.
A 501(c)(3) organization, the Friends supplement the official Library budget by providing funds for museum passes, helping to pay for the Summer Reading Program, and providing various other programs or purchases. Primary fundraisers are Book & Bake sales in the spring and fall, and a sweets table at the Christmas Tree Lighting in early December.
For further information please contact Dona Eaton, 673-7526 or firstname.lastname@example.org or inquire at the library.