Special Events


Wed 9/3 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Edible Book Festival at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Sat 9/13 1:30 PM : Second Saturday Senior Social at Main Library, Conference Room more ›

Tue 9/23 7:00 PM : Show Me the Sugar! at Brookline Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Sat 9/27 2:00 PM : Welcome new Library Director Sara Slymon at Putterham and Coolidge Corner branch libraries more ›


Summer Reading for Teens & Adults

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

Midday Movies at Putterham

Wed 9/3 1:30 PM: RV more ›

Senior Cinema at Coolidge Corner

Thu 9/4 1:30 PM: Good Will Hunting more ›




StoryWalk® at Grigg's Park: The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin

Special Events for Children

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 9/8 7:00 PM: Cheryl Strayed, Wild (2012),   more ›

Mystery Book Discussion Group at Main Library

Tue 9/16 12:00 PM: Ian Pears, Death and Restoration (1998), more›


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

Wed 9/10 7:00 PM: The Spectcular Now by Tim Tharp, more ›

Putterham/Council on Aging Book Group

Mon 9/15 2:00 PM: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera (1988), more ›

Read and Meet Book Group

Thu 9/18 7:00 PM: Lisa Genova, Still Alice (2009), more ›

A Taste of Poetry

Thu 9/4 12:00 PM: The poems of Naomi Shihab Nye, more ›




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


9/4-11/3: Eduardo del Solar’s Birds of the Americas
• Viewings: Saturday, Sept. 13: 1-4:30 PM & Thursday, Oct. 23, 5-8:30 PM
• Reception: Saturday, Sept. 27: 2-4 PM
• Program: Live Tango Music and Dance, Thursday, Oct. 2: 5:30-8 PM more ›

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

Brookline Library Music Association concerts in Hunneman Hall

Sun 10/12 2:30 PM: Jayoung Kim, piano 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
Spring/Summer 2014 schedule: Mon 11:00 AM-12:00 PM at Coolidge Corner. No Meetings at the Main and Putterham libraries this summer. Also, Lotusland: English Literature for ESL Learners, 5pm at the Main Library on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public 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
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