Movies, Books, Seminars
Tuesday Afternoon Movie Series at the Brookline Senior Center
Tuesday, December 7: Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story (1998) 1 hr. 26 min.
This documentary tells of the childhood, adolescence, and incredible adult years of Al Hirshfeld, celebrated creator of thousands of line drawings of famous people – many in the entertainment industry – over a span of more than sixty years.
Tuesday, December 15:Oklahoma! (1955) 2 hr. 25 min.
In the Oklahoma territory at the turn of the twentieth century, two young cowboys vie with a violent ranch hand and a traveling peddler for the hearts of the women they love.
Tuesday, December 21: Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House (1948) 1 hr. 34 min.
Anyone who has ever embarked on a construction project, from a tree-house to a skyscraper, will identify with the beleaguered Mr. Blandings. His simple vision of an idyllic life in the suburbs encounters the harsh reality of recalcitrant geology, feuding contractors, exploding costs, and other complications — all to hilarious effect.
Tuesday, December 28: Queen Bees (2021) 1hr.40min.
After reluctantly agreeing to move in to a senior’s home, a woman encounters a clique of mean-spirited women and an amorous widower.
Putterham Library Book Club Online
Are you missing our monthly Putterham Book Club? Maybe you always wanted to attend and couldn’t make it in person. Well, the group is still online for the time being! For more information on how to connect via Zoom, visit: https://www.brooklinelibrary.org/events/event/virtual-council-on-aging-book-group-at-putterham/
December 20: The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
January 10: Liar’s Dictionary by Eley Williams
February 14: Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
March 14: Normal People by Sally Rooney
Public Issues Nonfiction Book Discussion Group at the Brookline Senior Center
Tom Faulhaber is challenging your thinking every month with a nonfiction book discussion group centered on public issues, history, current events, and other nonfiction topics. Suggestions for future titles are encouraged. Please note: This group is held at the Brookline Senior Center on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 9:00-10:00 am.
December 21: The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap by Gish Jen (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.)
January 27: American Marxism by Mark R. Levin (Threshold Editions | Simon & Schuster, a division of CBS)
February 22: Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing Jacob Goldstein (Perseus Books, LLC |Hachette Book Group, Inc.)
March 22: On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century Timothy Snyder (Crown Publishing Group Penguin Random House, LLC)
ArtMatters Online Presentations
The Senior Center’s new enhanced membership account with ArtMatters allows Brookline Senior Center participants access to two new prerecorded presentations each month, as well as access to the entire ArtMatters video library. Choose from over 40 different subjects, covering artists, art movements, historical eras, and themes.
To view the account, please go http://artmatters.website website and click “Log In” on the top right corner of the page. For email, enter firstname.lastname@example.org and 93winchester as the password. From here, you will see a couple of options on the top of the screen. Under “Individual” you can view the monthly videos and see a preview for the next month’s videos. Under “Communities,” click on Brookline COA and enter password “BrooklineCOA93” to view the video library.
This program is made possible thanks to the Brookline Multi-Service Senior Center.
Craft-Along with the Public Library of Brookline
The Friends of the Brookline Public Library continue to sponsor monthly craft-along kits for Brookline seniors.
Each month, you can reserve a free kit containing all the materials you need to create a one-of-a-kind craft plus DVD video instructions recorded by one of your local librarians. The best part? You can keep everything in the kit – no returns necessary! In December, we will make resist dyeing reusable fabric gift wrap.
If you would like to reserve a kit for pick-up at the Senior Center, please call Julie Washburn at 617-730-2760. Kits are limited and they are available on a first come, first served basis.
Coolidge Corner Theater, 290 Harvard St
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Former Best of, and still good, Boston Magazine
These are closest. For the newest: https://www.bostonmagazine.com/best-of-boston/dining/
Uni, 370A Commonwealth Ave, Boston in the Eliot Hotel, 617. 536.7200 – – Best Japanese restaurant uni-boston.com
Toro, 1704 Washington St, South End, 617. 536. 4300 – – Best Spanish restaurant toro-restaurant.com
Ethiopian Cafe, 377 Centre St, Jamaica Plain 617. 319. 6982 – – Best African restaurant ethiopiancafe.business.site
Michael’s Deli, 256 Harvard St, Brookline 617. 738. 3354 – – Best deli michaelsdelibrookline.com
The Butcher Shop, 552 Tremont St, South End 617. 423. 4800 – – Best restaurant wine program thebutchershopboston.com
The Publick House, 1648 Beacon St, Brookline 617. 277. 2880 – – Best restaurant beer program publickhousebrookline.com
Mei Mei, 506 Park Dr, Brookline/Boston 857. 250. 4959 Best snacks, fast-casual meimeiboston.com
Jeanie Johnston Pub and Grill, 144 South St, Jamaica Plain 617. 983. 9432 Best dive bar jeaniejohnstonpub.com
Lulu’s Allston, 421 Cambridge St, Allston 617. 787. 1117 Best beer bar lulusallston.com
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline 617. 566. 6660 new and used books, gifts, cards Brookline Booksmith
Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St, Boston 617. 426. 6500 Focus on science, health, fitness and culture
Bostonian Society Old State House Museum, 206 Washington St, Boston 617. 720. 1713 Historical presentations, artifacts, images, architecture
Edward M. Kennedy Institute, 210 Morrissey Blvd, Boston 617. 740. 7000 Includes a replica of his office and reproduction of the U. S. Senate chamber
Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St, Cambridge 617. 495. 9400
Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Dr, Boston 617. 478. 3100 Next of Kin: Seeing Extinction of Endangered Animals
International Museum of World War II, 8 Mercer Rd, Natick 508. 651. 1944 Marking the 75th anniversary of entering the war, 75 objects from its collection of 500,000
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, Boston 617. 566. 1401
Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington St, Newton 617. 796. 1450
JFK Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston 617. 514. 1600 https://www.jfklibrary.org/
Larz Anderson Auto Museum, 15 Newton St, Brookline 617. 522. 6547 Vintage American cars
Mary Baker Eddy Library, 200 Mass Ave, Boston 617. 450. 7000 Maps
Mass Historical Society, 1154 Boylston St, Boston 617. 536. 1608 Permanent collection of paintings, photographs and document including a copy of the first printing of Declaration of Independence
McMullen Museum at Boston College, 2101 Comm Ave, Boston 617. 552. 8587
MIT List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames St, Cambridge 617. 253. 4680
New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston 617.973. 5206 Among others, the giant ocean tank
Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation, Mass General Hospital, 2 N. Grove St, Boston 617. 724. 8009 Permanent collection of medical discoveries, patient care and research
Rose Art Museum at Brandeis, 415 South St, Waltham 781.736.3434 – Permanent collection of 8,000 pieces of art including ’60s and ’70s
Sports Museum at TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston 617. 624. 1234 Artifacts from the area’s professional and college teams
West End Museum, 150 Staniford St, Boston 617. 723. 2125 “The Last Tenement documents the West End’s history and immigrant community from 1850-1958.”