Special Events

Caffe Italiano

Fri 2/12 12:00 PM at Coolidge Corner Branch

In collaboration with the Education Office of the Consulate General of Italy in Boston, we will be offering a series of Italian Conversation classes at the Coolidge Corner Branch Library during the months of January and February. The groups are for adults who would like an opportunity to practice their Italian language skills in a casual, friendly setting, while enjoying a coffee. For elementary to advanced levels. Fridays: January 15, 22, 29 and February 5, 12, 19. No registration required.

For more information, contact the Educational Office at the Italian Consulate: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Resources for Starting or Growing Your Business in Brookline

Thu 2/18 1:30 PM at Main Library Hunneman Hall

Resources for Starting or Growing Your Business in Brookline by Norman Eng, SBA Economic Development Specialist and Michael Sandman, SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) Mentor and Counselor. Check out the SBA website at http://www.sba.gov

Registration required at http://bit.ly/1RJw6wB. 1:30 - 3:00pm.

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Kate Clifford Larson Book Talk

Sat 2/20 2:00 PM at Main Library, Hunneman Hall

Kate's latest book, Rosemary, The Hidden Kennedy Daughter, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, is a New York Times Best Seller. As the first biographer to have had access to all of Rosemary's known letters, Kate has written a well-researched, compelling, and beautiful account of this Kennedy daughter who was hidden from public life, and who underwent an experimental lobotomy that tragically left her unable to speak or fend for herself.

Kate's previous biographies are Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero which is currently in production as a TV movie by HBO and starring Viola Davis; and The Assassin's Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln. www.katecliffordlarson.com

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Tips & Tricks for Public Speaking Success with Kit Pang

Tue 2/23 6:00 PM at Main Library, Hunneman Hall

Kit Pang is a public speaking consultant and President of the Federal Toastmaster Club of Boston and a member of the Advanced Access Toastmaster Club in Brookline.

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Naturalization 101

Thu 3/10 3:00 PM at Main Library, Hunneman Hall

Becoming a U.S. citizen is the ultimate goal for immigrants to the United States. This free information session covers the basics of becoming a U.S. citizen. Receive the latest information directly from a representative of the USCIS, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. A question & answer session will follow.

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Golf Links - Documentary Screening

Sat 3/19 2:00 PM at Main Library, Hunneman Hall

Golf Links is the true story of Brookline native Francis Ouimet, an unknown amateur golfer just out of his teens who achieved the greatest upset victory in the history of American sports at the 1913 US Open. It is also the story of his unsung mentor, Chay Burgess, a Scottish-born professional and great teacher who guided Ouimet on his improbable journey.

The son of working class immigrants, Ouimet dreamed of becoming a golf champion at a time when only the wealthiest Americans played the game. Burgess empowered that dream as Ouimet’s teacher throughout his amazing odyssey to become America's first golf hero.

Join us to celebrate this Brookline native's legacy and the beginning of a new golf season! The screening is 46 minutes and will be followed by a Q&A session with the film's writer and director, Charles Burgess.