Special Events

Thu 5/28 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Freshman Fifteen Spring Break Tour at Main Library, Teen Room more ›

Sat 5/30 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Avengers Day at Main Library more ›

Wed 6/3 7:00 PM : Friends of the Brookline Library Annual Meeting at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Wed 6/10 3:00 PM : Sonny & Perley Perform Brazilian Romance - The Bossa Nova Phenomenon at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Sat 6/13 2:00 PM : Intro to Knitting Workshop at Putterham branch library more ›

Midday Movies at Putterham

Wed 5/27 1:29 PM: A Walk Among the Tombstones more ›

Senior Cinema at Coolidge Corner

Thu 5/28 1:29 PM: My Old Lady more ›



Special Events for Children

Sat 5/23 2:29 PM: Weekend Storytime at Main Library, Rabbit Hole more ›

Tue 6/9 3:30 PM: Stop-Motion Animation Station at Coolidge Corner 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



Main Library Book Group

Mon 6/1 7:00 PM: Laurel Braitman, Animal Madness (2014), more›

Mystery Book Discussion Group at Main Library

Tue 6/16 12:00 PM: Rennie Airth, River of Darkness (1999), more›

Coolidge Corner Book Group

Mon 6/15 2:15 PM: Alice McDermott, Someone (2013), more ›

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

Wed 6/10 7:00 PM: Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin, more ›

Read and Meet Book Group

Thu 5/21 7:00 PM: Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake (2003), more ›

A Taste of Poetry

Thu 6/4 12:00 AM: The Poems of Kathleen Norris, more ›




4/23-6/26 : Asian Americans in Brookline - Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Exhibit at Main Library, First Floor: Emery, Lobby, and Foundation Cases more ›

4/25-6/15 : Brookline Artists’ Open Studios Art Show at Main Library, Second Floor: Hunneman Hall more ›

5/1-5/31 : Green Rooftops at Putterham branch library more ›

Brookline Library Music Association concerts in Hunneman Hall

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 2015 schedule:
  • Main: Tuesday, 7:00-8:30 PM.
  • Coolidge Corner: Monday, 11:15-12:15 PM (last meeting until Fall on 6/22/15) and Thursday, 10:30 AM-11:45 PM (last meeting 6/25/2015).
  • Putterham: Thursday, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM (last meeting until Fall on 5/28/15)
Sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Library.
Book Sale Specials This Week

Adult books - by Kookoo's Nest cafe

Complete, 22-volume set of the World Book Encyclopedia 2011. Standard library markings. $15 OBO.

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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
Mass 211 • Find Community Services