Special Events

Thu 10/30 7:00 PM : Wendy's Journey on the Pacific Crest Trail at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›


Mon 11/10 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM: An Evening Tea with Gail Carriger at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Mon 11/17 7:00 PM : Legendary Locals of Brookline at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Midday Movies at Putterham

Tomorrow, 1:29 PM: Romancing the Stone more ›

Senior Cinema at Coolidge Corner

Thu 10/23 1:30 PM: Le Weekend more ›

Brookline Poetry Series

Sun 11/16 1:30 PM: Afaa Michael Weaver at Hunneman Hall, Main Library more›

South Brookline Senior Social at Putterham

Weekly Meetings starting Fri 9/19 through Fri 10/24 at 10:30 AM




StoryWalk® at Winthrop Park!

Special Events for Children

Thu 10/23 3:00 PM: Family Fall Festival at Main Library, side lawn more ›

Sat 10/25 10:29 AM: Saturday Special at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Sat 10/25 2:30 PM: Weekend Storytime at Main Library, Rabbit Hole more ›

Tue 10/28 3:30 PM: Halloween Party! at Coolidge Corner branch library more ›

Ongoing Activities

Fridays 10:30 AM Friday Flicks! for preschoolers ages 2 and up at Main

Kids blog


TumbleBooks - E-Books for E-Kids



Manga and Anime Club

First Tuesday of each month at Main Library, Hunneman Hall



NEW! Brookline Community Book Groups

Main Library Book Group

Mon 11/3 7:00 PM: Jesmyn Ward, Men We Reaped (2013),   more ›

Mystery Book Discussion Group at Main Library

Today, 1:00 PM: Denise Mina, Garnethill (1998), more›

Coolidge Corner Book Group

Mon 10/27 2:15 PM: Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J.Fikry: a novel (2014), more ›

Read and Meet Book Group

Thu 11/20 7:00 PM: Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle (2005), more ›


Panels and Pages Book Group: Graphic Novels

Thu 11/6 7:00 PM: Boxers and Saints, more ›

A Taste of Poetry

Thu 11/6 12:00 PM: The poems of Adrienne Rich, more ›




9/4-11/3: Anne Clark’s Textile Creations more ›


9/4-11/3: Eduardo del Solar’s Birds of the Americas
• Viewing: Thursday, Oct. 23, 5-8:30 PM more ›

9/4-11/3: Jill Winitzer’s One-of-a-Kind Treasures more ›

10/1-11/30: Domestic Workers, a photo exhibition by Mario Quiroz more ›

10/1-10/31: African Masks more ›

Brookline Library Music Association concerts in Hunneman Hall

Sun 11/9 2:30 PM: Trio Soul K, clarinet, piano, cello more ›

Online Services including magazine and newspaper indexes, with much full-text
Download Audiobooks from Overdrive
Consumer Reports
HeritageQuest & Proquest Obituaries: Genealogy research tools
Naxos Music LibraryNaxos Jazz
Mango Languages: Online ESL and foreign language tutorials • Mango In-Library Link
Download eBooks to a Kindle: handout, video
How to copy Overdrive eBooks to your Nook
See also our Brookline Newspaper Indexes
ESL Conversation Groups
Fall 2014 schedule:
  • Main: Tuesday, 7:00-8:00 PM
  • Coolidge Corner: Thursday, 10:30-11:45 AM
  • Putterham: Thursday, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM (starting Oct. 9).
Sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Library.
Book Sale Specials This Week
Social sciences • biography • poetry • lit crit: 50¢ each
1st floor, Main Library.
Useful/Related Links
Friends of the Brookline Public Library & Booksale
Town of Brookline web site
Digital Commonwealth: Scanned Photos from the Brookline Room
Minuteman Library Network
Brookline Sister City Project
Mystery Writers of America, New England Chapter
The Today Show: Libraries lend a hand in tough times
At the Brookline libraries in the Brookline TAB
Minuteman Libraries Helping Job Seekers
Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers
Brookline Community Aging Network