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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 info@brooklineseniorcenter.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

617. 734. 2500

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Boston Athenaeum


Calendar of events, exhibitions, collections, library, support and membership.

Brookline Recreation TBA

www.brooklinerec.com         617. 730. 2082 call JOSH COOKE   jcooke@brooklinema.gov  Or main recreation at 617. 730. 2069.

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.”


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