All libraries will open 1 hour late at 11 AM on Thu. 10/2 for Professional Development Hour. Thank you for your understanding as we strive to serve you better!


Special Events

Thu 9/25 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM: Banned Books Week: Comics! Banned in Boston at Hunneman Hall, Main Library more ›


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

Fri 10/3 2:59 PM - 4:29 PM: Author Visit: Raina Telgemeier at Hunneman Hall, Main Library more ›

Thu 10/9 7:00 PM : Remembering the Tam with Terry Kitchen at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Midday Movies at Putterham

Tomorrow, 1:30 PM: Marie Antoinette more ›

Senior Cinema at Coolidge Corner

Thu 9/18 1:30 PM: Still Mine more ›

Brookline Poetry Series

Sun 9/21 1:30 PM: Jeffrey Harrison at Hunneman Hall, Main Library more›

South Brookline Senior Social at Putterham

Weekly Meetings starting Fri 9/19 through Fri 10/24 at 10:30 AM



Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Special Events for Children

Thu 10/23 3:00 PM: Family Fall Festival at Main Library, side lawn more ›

Thu 11/20 3:00 PM: Box Tower City at Main Library, Rabbit Hole more ›

Thu 12/11 3:00 PM: Tote Bag Painting 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 10/6 7:00 PM: Ian McEwan, Sweet Tooth (2012),   more ›

Mystery Book Discussion Group at Main Library

Tue 10/21 1:00 PM: Denise Mina, Garnethill (1998), more›


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

Wed 10/8 7:00 PM: Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger, more ›

Read and Meet Book Group

Thu 10/16 7:00 PM: Jon Ronson, The Psychopath Test (2011), more ›


Panels and Pages Book Group: Graphic Novels

Thu 10/2 7:00 PM: Fables: Legends in Exile, more ›

A Taste of Poetry

Thu 10/2 12:00 PM: The poems of John Ashbery, 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
Fall 2014 schedule:
  • Main: Tuesday, 7:00-8:00 PM
  • Coolidge Corner: Thursday, 10:30-11:45 AM
  • Putterham: Thursday, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM (starting Oct. 9).
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
Digital Commonwealth: Scanned Photos from the Brookline Room
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