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  1. Calendar Overlay Adult Book Club (1)
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Adult Book Club

  1. Adult Book Club-The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

    February 24, 2024, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    @
    Large Conference Room - Main Branch

    Here is a brief description from our NoveList database "Theo Faber, a criminal psychotherapist, is determined to get an artist who shot her husband and then never spoke another word to talk, which takes him down a twisting path into his motivations--a search for the truth that threatens to consume him." This event will take place both in person and via Zoom. Sign up for Zoom at the link on the right. Physical copies (regular print, large print, audiobook CD, and Playaway) will be available at the circulation desk of Brockton Public Library's main branch. Must have a library card to check out.

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Children's Room

  1. Showtime Tuesday - "The Parent Trap (1998)”

    February 20, 2024, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    @
    Lingos Multi - Purpose Room

    Twins Annie and Hallie (Lindsay Lohan) are strangers until fate allows them to meet at the same camp. American Hallie and British-raised Annie pull an identity swap, giving both the chance to spend time with the parent they've missed. If the scheme works, it might just make their family whole again.

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  2. Painting with Paper

    February 21, 2024, 10:30 AM - 2:20 PM
    @
    Lingos Multi - Purpose Room

    Painting without the mess! Meet Jamaal Eversley, a professional artist whose artwork is known to be vibrant, fun, and appreciated by many different cultures and communities. This program is supported by a grant from the Brockton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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  3. Lego Club with Lee

    February 21, 2024, 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
    @
    Story Room - Main Branch

    Build LEGOS with Lee, an art student from UMass Boston. Enhance fine motor skills in a fun and creative way. Due to limited supplies and space, we can only take 15 children every week. Spots are offered on a first come first serve basis, any inquiries after exceeding the maximum capacity will be put on a waitlist. If someone cannot make it, we will call patrons in the order of the waiting list to ensure all kids can be included.

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  4. The Princess of the Sea : Meet Ariel!

    February 22, 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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    Story Room - Main Branch

    No ocean is too far for this princess. Join The Little Mermaid for an hour filled with photos, Storytime, and a sing-along. This program is supported by a grant from the Brockton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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  5. Temporary Tattoo Thursdays

    February 22, 2024, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Children's Room - Main Branch

    This program will include library/ seasonal themed temporary tattoos, simple face painting, along with other small decorations for the face such as gemstones and glitter.

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  6. Tick Talk

    February 22, 2024, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Story Room - Main Branch

    Debunk common myths while learning how to prevent tick bites, remove ticks from your skin, and reduce tick populations around your home with Blake Dinius, Plymouth County Entomologist Educator. Coloring sheets, temporary insect tattoos, pamphlets, and more are to be included.

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  7. My Slime !!

    February 23, 2024, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Story Room - Main Branch

    Did you know that playing with slime, aside from the mess, can be very beneficial for youth development? It can help promote mindfulness, improve motor skills, aid sensory needs, and have a positive effect on all five senses when created in this specific way. We will be using Elmer’s Glue, glitter, water, contact solution, shaving gel, baking soda, pearls, and various kitchen spices. Call 508-894-1431 for more information. **Registration is required**

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  8. BPL Days of Clay & Cultural Sands’ Series 2024: Black History Month Archeology Dig Tour

    February 24, 2024, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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    Lingos Multi - Purpose Room

    11:00 AM - Historical & Someone Great Today Archeological Dig 11:30 AM - Brockton Library Discovery Tour Destinations * 2x Olympian & former Brockton Library Trustee John C. Thomas tribute & memorial scholarship program awareness * Brockton’s Underground Railroad sycamore tree site 12:30 PM - Author Dr. James Bruce & Kaiden Present : “Kaiden’s 7 Days of Good Deeds” 12:00 PM - “American Martial Arts Association School” Demonstration 1:00 PM - “E-LUXE LIMO SERVICES” Experience ‘n Selfie Shoot 1:30 PM - “JOE ANGELO’S” Take-Out & Delivery PIZZA PARTY !!! ** Ages 5 to 12 ** For more information on our partners, visit the link page below!

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  9. Showtime Tuesday - “Trolls: World Tour”

    February 27, 2024, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    @
    Lingos Multi - Purpose Room

    Poppy and Branch discover that there are six different troll tribes scattered over six different lands. Each tribe is also devoted to six different kinds of music. When rockers Queen Barb and King Thrash set out to destroy the other music, Poppy and Branch embark on a mission to unite the trolls and save the diverse melodies from becoming extinct.

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  10. Lego Club with Lee

    February 28, 2024, 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
    @
    Story Room - Main Branch

    Build LEGOS with Lee, an art student from UMass Boston. Enhance fine motor skills in a fun and creative way. Due to limited supplies and space, we can only take 15 children every week. Spots are offered on a first come first serve basis, any inquiries after exceeding the maximum capacity will be put on a waitlist. If someone cannot make it, we will call patrons in the order of the waiting list to ensure all kids can be included.

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  11. Temporary Tattoo Thursdays

    February 29, 2024, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    Children's Room - Main Branch

    This program will include library/ seasonal themed temporary tattoos, simple face painting, along with other small decorations for the face such as gemstones and glitter.

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COA Bookclub

  1. COA Book Club-The Color Purple by Alice Walker

    February 26, 2024, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    @
    Large Conference Room - Main Branch

    Join the COA Book Club, at the Brockton Public Library Main Branch (304 Main Street), for our second meeting of the year. We will discussThe Color Purple by Alice Walker. Here is a brief description from our NovelList database: "The lives of two sisters--Nettie, a missionary in Africa, and Celie, a southern woman married to a man she hates--are revealed in a series of letters exchanged over thirty years." Physical copies (regular print, large print and audiobook CD) will be available at the circulation desk of Brockton Public Library's main branch. Must have a library card to check out.

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Educational Programs

  1. Mark Daley Author Talk

    February 24, 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    @
    Lingos Multi - Purpose Room

    We are pleased to present Mark Daley, author of the new memoir Safe: A Memoir of Fatherhood, Foster Care, and the Risks We Take for Family. Propulsive, intimate, heartrending, and unforgettable, SAFE offers readers a deeply personal window into what happens when the universal longing for family crashes up against the bureaucracy of a child protection system that often fails to consider the needs of the most vulnerable parties —the children themselves.

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