Special Events

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Enchanting Odissi with Mouli Pal and Ensemble

Sat 1/10 2:00 PM

Odissi is a lyrical dance originating in the Temples of Orissa in Eastern India. The dancers depict musical moods, nature's beauty and emotions of love, fear, and anger through captivating storytelling. Their grace and elegance creates an illusion of sculptures coming to life. 2 - 3:30PM. www.upasanaodissi.org

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Fairy Revel with Holly Black

Wed 1/14 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Please join us, deep in the heart of the forest, for a fairy revel in honour of meeting the enchanting author Holly Black.

Kick up your heels (but always heed the rules) at our fairy revel in the Teen Room at the Public Library of Brookline, Wednesday January 14th, 7:00pm. Our revels our sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

The evening’s gathering celebrates the release of Holly Black’s latest venture into the fairy world, The Darkest Part of the Forest.

Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award and for an Eisner Award, and the recipient of both an Andre Norton Award and a Newbery Honor. Her new books are The Darkest Part of the Forest, a return to faerie fiction, and The Iron Trial, the first book in a middle grade fantasy series, Magisterium, co-authored by Cassandra Clare. Holly currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door. Visit her online at her website blackholly.com

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Maximizing Your Lifetime Social Security Benefits

Thu 1/15 7:00 PM

Caleb Harty and Leo Rotman of River Financial Group, LLC presents. This informative session will 1) Discuss the history of social security and what it was intended to do, 2) Give specific techniques on how to maximize benefits along with examples, 3) Go over what techniques would apply to a specific type of person/couple, 4) Review factors to consider when choosing different social security options. 7-8:00 PM.

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Worldwide Marathons

Thu 1/22 7:00 PM

14 Years, 18 Marathons, 14 Countries, 7 Continents!

When Bob Rebello turned 63 years old, he made a 14-year commitment in memory of his brother John to raise $100k toward kidney cancer research and to increase awareness by finishing marathons on all 7 continents. He now holds the Guinness World Record as the oldest man to do so! Join us at the Public Library of Brookline to hear Bob share his stories, pictures, and wisdom regarding long-term planning toward your life goals. www.bobrebello.com

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Financial Talks by Fred Wilcon, Esq. - Estate Planning

Thu 1/29 2:00 PM

Attorney Fred Wilcon grew up in Brookline and graduated from Brookline High School. He graduated from Harvard College and Columbia Law School. Fred presently lives in Newton and is an experienced attorney whose practice emphasizes Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, etc.) and Real Estate transactions. 2-3:00 PM.

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Financial Talks by Fred Wilcon, Esq. - Real Estate Purchasing

Sat 2/7 7:00 PM

Attorney Fred Wilcon grew up in Brookline and graduated from Brookline High School. He graduated from Harvard College and Columbia Law School. Fred presently lives in Newton and is an experienced attorney whose practice emphasizes Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, etc.) and Real Estate transactions. 7-8:00 PM.

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Robots Are People Too - Artificial Intelligence and the Law

Wed 2/18 7:00 PM

Recently, technologies like self-driving cars, drones, and artificial intelligence have appeared frequently in the news and reports about the future of jobs. Boston attorney John Frank Weaver, contributing writer for Slate and author of Robots Are People Too, will discuss some of the legal challenges these developments introduce and propose changes to our laws and public policies to address them.

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Doug Schmolze: Songs of Stage and Screen

Sat 2/21 2:00 PM

Singer/Guitarist Doug Schmolze performs tunes from some of America’s greatest composers-- the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Rogers and Hammerstein, and Leonard Bernstein. Doug’s performance includes background and historical context through storytelling and anecdotes. Be prepared to participate in a few sing-alongs as well! 2:00-3:30pm. All ages welcome. www.dougschmolze.com

Journey from San Rocco

Thu 3/26 2:00 PM

Lifelong Quincy resident Rosalind Cuschera will discuss her 2013 book Journey from San Rocco. After WWI, Ms. Cuschera’s grandmother was offered the chance to immigrate from Italy to the United States, but she was able to bring only one of her four children. The book traces her family's story from 1918 to 2006 and explores the dynamics of a family separated and rejoined as they search for the American dream.