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October 2014 Shelf Respect Book Club Selection! 
In anticipation of our upcoming author visit with Gail Carriger (which will be at 7pm, Monday, November 10th), we’re reading the first installment of the Finishing School Series.
Meeting October 8, 7:00pm.

It’s one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It’s quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School.

Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners—and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine’s, young ladies learn to finish…everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but the also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage—in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year’s education.

Join us the 2nd Wednesday of every month to chat about teen lit, eat many snacks, and recommend all sorts of titles.  Open to adults and teens!

October 2014 Shelf Respect Book Club Selection! 

In anticipation of our upcoming author visit with Gail Carriger (which will be at 7pm, Monday, November 10th), we’re reading the first installment of the Finishing School Series.

Meeting October 8, 7:00pm.

It’s one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It’s quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School.
Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners—and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. 

But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine’s, young ladies learn to finish…everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but the also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage—in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year’s education.

Join us the 2nd Wednesday of every month to chat about teen lit, eat many snacks, and recommend all sorts of titles.  Open to adults and teens!

And here are the many lovely photos from our photo booth at Laini Taylor’s visit.  Yay, everyone looks so fantastic in blue and with horns!

A few photos from last week’s amazing visit from Laini Taylor!  It was a great night — thanks to everyone who came out to see Laini and visit us here in Brookline.

Photos from our photo booth coming up in the next post!

In just over 24 HOURS! Don your own mask (and enter into a raffle to win some of those featured above, courtesy of the Brookline Library Teen department).

Return to Laini Taylor’s complex, richly imagined world in the final installment: Dreams of Gods and Monsters.

We are delighted to be hosting Laini Taylor here at the Public Library of Brookline!

  • Who: Laini Taylor!  In all her glory.
  • When: TOMORROW 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • Where: Public Library of Brookline, 361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445. Upstairs in Hunneman Hall.
  • What: Join us for an evening of a Q&A session with Laini Taylor, masked visitors, a themed costume photo booth, trivia (with prizes!), decadent snacks, and the opportunity to buy books and get them signed (the truly important bit).

Books will be available through our partnership with the Children’s Bookshop, and Laini Taylor is appearing courtesy of her publisher, Little Brown Books for Young Readers

There is no charge for this event, but be aware that we will be opening the doors at 6:30pm, and the seating will be first come, first serve. Photos the author will be allowed (within reason).

Any questions? Contact Teen Librarian Robin Brenner at teenlibrarian@brooklinelibrary.org or send her an ask here.

at the liani taylor concert, i know seating comes first serve, but if seating is filled can you still come in and get your book signed?? (like when seating is filled do people stand or do they close the doors)
brkteenlib brkteenlib Said:

We will definitely do our best to accommodate everyone we can.  If the seating fills up, we will have standing room as well.  Our major restrictions will be due to the fire code, which obviously we must adhere to, but otherwise we’ll definitely let in as many folks as we can, chairs or no.  The upper limit of the room is 96 people.

Just a little over two weeks away!

Prepare to don your own mask and return to Laini Taylor’s complex, richly imagined world in the final installment: Dreams of Gods and Monsters.

We are delighted to be hosting Laini Taylor here at the Public Library of Brookline!

  • Who: Laini Taylor!  In all her glory.
  • When: Wednesday, April 23, 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • Where: Public Library of Brookline, 361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445. Upstairs in Hunneman Hall.
  • What: Join us for an evening of a Q&A session with Laini Taylor, masked visitors, a themed costume photo booth, trivia (with prizes!), decadent snacks, and the opportunity to buy books and get them signed (the truly important bit).

Books will be available through our partnership with the Children’s Bookshop, and Laini Taylor is appearing courtesy of her publisher, Little Brown Books for Young Readers

There is no charge for this event, but be aware that we will be opening the doors at 6:30pm, and the seating will be first come, first serve. Photos the author will be allowed (within reason).

Any questions? Contact Teen Librarian Robin Brenner at teenlibrarian@brooklinelibrary.org or send her an ask here.

Our September 28 visit with Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye author Colleen AF Venable!  SO AMAZING.

My apologies that these took a while to post!

Our Libba Bray visit was written up in Publisher’s Weekly, complete with a photo!  Thanks again to Libba for being such a lovely guest, and for inspiring us all (and making us laugh a whole lot!).

Meet the author of Guinea Pig Pet Shop Private Eye!

Colleen AF Venable is the author of the kids’ graphic novel series GUINEA PIG, PET SHOP PRIVATE EYE (illustrated by Stephanie Yue), which has been nominated for the Best Publication for Kids Eisner and awarded “Best Book” recognition from Kirkus Reviews, NYPL, Bank Street, and the Junior Library Guild. Her first full-length teen graphic novel, KISS NUMBER EIGHT (illustrated by Leela Wagner) is in production at First Second Books where she also works as their designer.

Photos from our pos-i-tute-ly fabulous visit from Libba Bray last Friday.  Thanks very much to Libba for gracing us with her presence — as you can see, a grand time was had by all!