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Five Things You Need to Know Today: November 7

It's a good kind of day for bookworms, if you're a fan of Shakespeare, DIY, dogs or water. So, something for almost everyone.

1. It's looking like rain--and 80 percent chance all day and 90 percent tonight. The National Weather Service predicts that the temperatures should be between 43ºF and 36ºF. 

2. Today is the start of Shakespeare’s As You Like It which is running at Brookline High School for the next few days. Today's matinee showing starts at 3:30 p.m. today. They're taking the play as Shakespeare wrote it, and setting it in Woodstock, 1969. Tickets are $10, or $5 for students (free for 8th graders).

3. west elm Fenway is hosting a book signing of Young House Love. They're located at 160 Brookline Ave, and the signing starts at 6 p.m. Bloggers and DIY-ers Sherry and John Petersik will unveil and sign copies of their book, which is based on their nationally-acclaimed blog

4. Love dogs? Well perhaps you'll enjoy the books You Tell Your Dog First and I’m a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America’s Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet. Even more to the point, you may well enjoyt the Brookline Booksmith's Tribute to Our Canine Friends Featuring Alison Pace & Ken Foster at 7 p.m. tonight.

5. The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum (2450 Beacon St) is presenting a piece about The Human Cost of water--with a book event: "Cascade" by Maryanne O'Hara. In the novel, she looks--loosely--at four towns flooded in the making of the Quabbin. Head there at 7 p.m. with $5.

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