September at The Brookfield Library

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month! Read below to see all that is available to you with a Brookfield Library card. If you don’t have one, stop by our building or visit us any Friday afternoon in September from 3–6 p.m. at the Farmers’ Market. It’s free, and all you need to bring is proof of residency. 

It’s back to school for the kids, but all lifelong learners are sure to find something of interest at the Brookfield Library. Learn computer basics when the Career Coach bus visits on September 25. If you already know the basics, you can find out about Protecting Your Data & Privacy on your devices in a workshop offered twice on September 19. Nature lovers won’t want to miss our discussion on Backyard Birds with the Audubon Society, or the second of our series of Master Gardner programs on invasive species. Puzzles your thing? Join us for a Puzzle Swap on September 8. Got the crafting bug? You can learn Irish calligraphymake handcrafted cards, perform needle felting, or join us for open embroidery or sewing, or our knitting and crocheting group, all this month! See our website for details.

Interested in learning a new language? Check out Transparent Language, including KidSpeak, a new online resource offered by the Brookfield Library.

If you’ve ever felt like you put your foot in your mouth when telling a story, learn how to recover from your faux pas or avoid it entirely by attending TEDx speaker Denise Keys Page’s program, “Oops, Did I Say That?

Our awesome Summer Reading Program may have concluded, but we'll still have plenty of activities for children: storytimes, Brookfield Builders, Science Explorers, and reading to Mia or Rio, our two therapy dogs! Teens can join the new Sci Fi Fantasy book club, enjoy a Dungeons and Dragons activity, or take a bite into the card game, Ultimate Werewolf.

All ages can join our Chess Club, offered on September 14, 21, and 28, or an All Ages Board Game Night on September 26, all held in our Community Room.

Our new exhibit in the Brookfield Library Art Gallery is Land and Sea Melodies, beautiful oils on canvas by Beth Carlson. See our website for details about the artist’s reception, as well as how and when you can view the artwork.

We finish up September with a great concert by Indie-rock band Roots Oscura.

Join the Library Board of Trustees for a reception to welcome new Library Director, Caroline Ford, on Monday, September 18 from 4–6 p.m., here at the Library.

Please see our website for details regarding dates, times, and registration details for all of the above programs and more! 


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