Special Events

Fri 3/6 8:00 AM : Minuteman Legislative Breakfast at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Sat 3/7 2:00 PM : Short Skirts, Oh My! The Evolution of the Women's History Movement at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Fri 3/20 1:00 PM : Memory and the Brain: Improving Cognition at Hunneman Hall, Main Library more ›

Sat 3/21 3:00 PM : Marc Berger Performs Music of the American West at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Midday Movies at Putterham

Today, 1:30 PM: Boyhood more ›

Senior Cinema at Coolidge Corner

Tomorrow, 1:30 PM: Birdman more ›

Brookline Poetry Series

Sun 3/15 1:30 PM: Jericho Brown at Hunneman Hall, Main Library more›

News: Town of Brookline Seeks Poet Laureate



Special Events for Children

Thu 3/12 3:00 PM: Rock Painting at Main Library, Rabbit Hole more ›

Sat 3/14 10:30 AM: Saturday Special--Signing with your Baby at Putterham branch library more ›


Sat 3/14 10:30 AM: Mind/Body Fun: A Yoga Class for children 3 & up and their grownups at Coolidge Corner branch library more ›

Sat 3/14 2:30 PM: Weekend Storytime at Main Library, Rabbit Hole 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 4/6 7:00 PM: Upamanyu Chatterjee, English, August: An Indian Story (2006), more›

Mystery Book Discussion Group at Main Library

Tue 3/17 11:59 AM: Brian McGilloway, Borderlands (2008), more›

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

Wed 3/11 7:00 PM: Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway, more ›

Putterham/Council on Aging Book Group

Mon 3/16 2:00 PM: Sun Monk Kid, The Invention of Wings (2014), more ›

Read and Meet Book Group

Thu 3/19 7:00 PM: Elizabeth Wein, Code Name Verity (2012), more ›


Panels and Pages Book Group: Graphic Novels

Tomorrow, 7:00 PM: A Contract with God, more ›

A Taste of Poetry

Tomorrow, 12:00 AM: The poems of Maxine Kumin, more ›




2/14-3/16 : A Tribute to Roland Hayes at Main Library, First Floor: Lobby Case more ›

2/14-3/16 : MassArt student exhibit
• Closing Reception: Thursday, Mar. 12, 6-8 p.m.
at Main Library, First Floor: Emery and Foundation Cases & the Gallery in Hunneman Hall more ›

3/20-4/19 : Brookline Artists’ Open Studios Preview Show
• Reception: Thursday, Mar. 26, 6-8 p.m.
• Viewing: Saturday, March 28: 1-4:30 p.m.
at Main Library, First Floor: Emery, Lobby and Foundation Cases & the Gallery in Hunneman Hall more ›

Brookline Library Music Association concerts in Hunneman Hall

Sun 3/8 2:30 PM: Christina Guibas, 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
Winter 2015 schedule, beginning January 6:
  • Main: Tuesday, 7:00-8:30 PM.
  • Coolidge Corner: Thursday, 10:30-11:45 AM.
  • Putterham: Thursday, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM.
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
Great Blog Post: Don't buy books, Use the library
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