FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sara Slymon Selected As New Library Director


Special Events


Fri 7/25 11:30 AM : Batman Day at Hunneman Hall, Main Library more ›

Wed 8/13 2:00 PM : Hava Nagila, For Real: a Presentation on Traditional Jewish Folk Music at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›


Summer Reading for Teens & Adults

Through Sun 8/31: Retro Summer Reading Challenge at all Brookline libraries more ›

Midday Movies at Putterham

Tomorrow, 2:29 PM: Blue Jasmine more ›

Senior Cinema at Coolidge Corner

Thu 7/24 1:30 PM: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty more ›



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Special Events for Children

Today, 4:00 PM: Animal Adventures at Putterham branch library more ›

Sat 7/26 11:00 AM: Dance Prism presents: A Make Way for Ducklings ballet. at Coolidge Corner branch library more ›

Tue 7/29 3:00 PM: Blue Star Planetarium at Main Library more ›

Fri 8/1 10:59 AM: Magic of Science with Michael Koski at Putterham branch library more ›

Thu 8/7 6:30 PM: Pajama Story Time at Coolidge Corner Branch more ›

Wed 8/13 10:30 AM: I’m Going to Eat You Up: Tales to Tickle Your Tummy with Andrea Kamens. 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 8/4 7:00 PM: Robertson Davies, Fifth Business (1970),   more ›


Shelf Respect Teen Literature Book Group for teens and adults at Main Library

Wed 8/13 7:00 PM: Poison by Bridget Zinn, more ›

Putterham/Council on Aging Book Group

Mon 7/21 2:00 PM: Nora Ephron, I Remember Nothing: and other reflections (2010), more ›

Read and Meet Book Group

Thu 8/21 7:00 PM: David Small, Stitches (2009), more ›

A Taste of Poetry

Thu 8/7 12:00 PM: The poems of John Donne, more ›



*Hunneman Hall will be closed to the public through Monday, July 28 for floor refinishing*


6/7-8/29: The Public Schools of Brookline: Grades K-7, "Schools Out For Summer" more ›


6/7-8/4: Diane Chester-Demicco: Puddingstone Recast more ›

7/8-8/14: Miniature Book Society, Inc. more ›


7/8-8/29: Retro Technology Exhibit more ›

Brookline Library Music Association concerts in Hunneman Hall

Sun 10/12 2:30 PM: Jayoung Kim, piano more ›

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