Special Events

Thu 10/30 7:00 PM : Wendy's Journey on the Pacific Crest Trail at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Fri 10/31 3:00 PM : Harry Potter Halloween! at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Sat 11/8 1:30 PM : Second Saturday Senior Social at Main Library, Conference Room more ›


Mon 11/10 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM: An Evening Tea with Gail Carriger at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Midday Movies at Putterham

Wed 11/5 1:30 PM: 84 Charing Cross Road more ›

Senior Cinema at Coolidge Corner

Thu 10/30 1:30 PM: The Birds more ›

Brookline Poetry Series

Sun 11/16 1:30 PM: Afaa Michael Weaver at Hunneman Hall, Main Library more›



Special Events for Children

Sat 11/8 10:30 AM: Saturday Stories and Songs at Coolidge Corner more ›

Sat 11/8 2:30 PM: Weekend Storytime at Main Library, Rabbit Hole more ›


Sat 11/15 10:30 AM: Mind/Body Fun: A Yoga Class for children 3 & up and their grownups at Coolidge Corner branch library more ›

Thu 11/20 3:00 PM: Box Tower City 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 11/3 7:00 PM: Jesmyn Ward, Men We Reaped (2013),   more ›

Mystery Book Discussion Group at Main Library

Tue 11/18 1:00 PM: Andrea Camilleri, August Heat (2009), more›

Coolidge Corner Book Group

Mon 11/24 2:15 PM: Kathleen Grissom, The Kitchen House, more ›

Read and Meet Book Group

Thu 11/20 7:00 PM: Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle (2005), more ›


Panels and Pages Book Group: Graphic Novels

Thu 11/6 7:00 PM: Boxers and Saints, more ›

A Taste of Poetry

Thu 11/6 12:00 PM: The poems of Adrienne Rich, more ›




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


9/4-11/3: Eduardo del Solar’s Birds of the Americas
• Viewing: Thursday, Oct. 23, 5-8:30 PM more ›

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

10/1-11/30: Domestic Workers, a photo exhibition by Mario Quiroz more ›

10/1-10/31: African Masks more ›

Brookline Library Music Association concerts in Hunneman Hall


Sun 11/9 2:30 PM: Trio Soul K, clarinet, piano, cello 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).
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
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