Library Artist-in-Residence Program

A pilot project generously funded by the Friends of the Brookline Library. Details and application.


Libraries Are For Everyone

Circulating tablets preloaded with apps featuring assistive technology, support for disabilities and literacy development.

See the winners of the Libraries Transform Book Art and Craft Challenge

On display during May 2016 on the ground floor.

Special Events

Thu 4/28 7:00 PM: Color Me Wonderful: An adult coloring program at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Thu 5/5 7:00 PM: If Walls Could Speak: a reading and conversation with five renowned poets at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›


Sun 5/8 2:00 PM: Searching for My True Voice: One Deaf Woman's Story by KR Glickman at Coolidge Corner Branch Library more ›

Thu 5/12 6:45 PM: Celebrate Grandparents and Grandchildren at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Sat 5/14 10:00 AM: Books in Bloom at Main Library more ›

Midday Movies at Putterham

Wed 5/4 1:30 PM: Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens more ›

Movie Matinee at Coolidge Corner

Thu 4/28 1:30 PM: Suffragette more ›

Caffe Italiano

Free Italian conversation classes at the Coolidge Corner Branch Library.
Fridays at Noon through June, 24, 2016.

Brookline Poetry Series

Sun 5/15 1:30 PM: Jennifer Barber & Tim Cresswell at Hunneman Hall, Main Library more›



Special Events for Children

Tomorrow, 2:30 PM: French Storytime at Main Library, Rabbit Hole more ›

Sun 5/1 11:00 AM: Gotta Go, Gotta Go! Help Monarchs get to Mexico! at Hall's Pond more ›

Wed 5/4 6:00 PM: BEEP and CFCE Family Read-a-thon at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Sat 5/7 10:30 AM: Family Yoga at Coolidge Corner Library more ›

Tue 5/10 3:00 PM: LEGO club 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



Special Events for Teens

Manga and Anime Club

First Tuesday of each month at Main Library, Hunneman Hall



Main Library Book Group

Mon 5/2 7:00 PM: Lily King, Euphoria (2014), more›

Mystery Book Discussion Group at Main Library

Tue 5/17 12:00 PM: Stephanie Barron, Jane and the Canterbury Tale (2011), more›

Putterham/Council on Aging Book Group

Mon 5/23 2:00 PM: Jennifer Lin-Liu, On the Noodle Road (2013), more ›

Read and Meet Book Group

Thu 5/19 7:00 PM: Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park (2013), more ›

Panels and Pages Book Group: Graphic Novels

Thu 5/5 7:00 PM: Panels & Pages: Marvel's Civil War, more ›

A Taste of Poetry

Thu 5/5 12:00 PM: 2nd Annual Arboretum Poetry Walk, more ›




3/9-5/1 : Brookline and Frederick Law Olmsted NHS Celebrate the National Park Service 2016 Centennial at Main Library, First Floor: Lobby Case more ›

3/9-5/1 : The Nose Knows: Methane Gas Leaks Under Your Feet at Main Library, First Floor: Emery Case more ›

Brookline Library Music Association concerts in Hunneman Hall

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Online Services

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Consumer Reports
HeritageQuest & Proquest Obituaries: Genealogy research tools
Naxos Music LibraryNaxos Jazz
Mango Languages: Online ESL and foreign language tutorials • Mango In-Library Link
See also our Brookline Newspaper Indexes

ESL Conversation Groups
Fall-Winter 2015/16 schedule:
  • Main: Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm
  • Coolidge Corner: Thursdays, 10:30-12:00pm
  • Putterham: Thursdays, 10:30-12:00pm (last meeting May 19, resumes in September)
Friends Book Sale
Plenty of specials, fresh this week! Check out the Friends webpage for details.

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Useful/Related Links
Friends of the Brookline Public Library & Booksale
Town of Brookline website
Brookline Digital Content on Digital Commonwealth
Great Blog Post: Don't buy books, Use the library
Minuteman Library Network
Brookline Sister City Project
Mystery Writers of America, New England Chapter
At the Brookline libraries in the Brookline TAB
Minuteman Libraries Helping Job Seekers
Brookline Community Aging Network
Mass 211 • Find Community Services