APRIL FOOD DRIVE! All three Brookline libraries will be accepting items for the Brookline Emergency Food Pantry.more ›


Special Events


Wed 4/1 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM: 50 Shades of Reading at Brookline Interactive Group, 46 Tappan Street more ›

Sat 4/4 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: An afternoon with Hallie Ephron & Roseanne Montillo at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Wed 4/8 3:30 PM : Food Preservation at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Sat 4/11 2:00 PM : Natural Living with Essential Oils with Jennie Backstrom at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Midday Movies at Putterham

Wed 4/1 1:30 PM: Birdman more ›

Senior Cinema at Coolidge Corner

Thu 4/2 1:30 PM: St. Vincent more ›

Brookline Poetry Series

Sat 4/18 1:30 PM: Frannie Lindsay at Hunneman Hall, Main Library more›



Special Events for Children

Today, 2:30 PM: Weekend Storytime at Main Library, Rabbit Hole more ›

Tue 4/14 7:00 PM: Empowering Girls to Stand up to Media at Coolidge Corner branch library more ›

Sat 4/18 11:00 AM: Peaceful Parenting for babies under one at Coolidge Corner branch 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



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 4/21 12:00 PM: Sarah Paretsky, Blood Shot (1988), more›

Coolidge Corner Book Group

Mon 4/27 2:15 PM: Jo Baker, Longbourn (2013), more ›

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

Wed 4/8 7:00 PM: How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford, more ›

Putterham/Council on Aging Book Group

Mon 4/13 2:00 PM: Susan Kaysem, Cambridge (2014), more ›

Read and Meet Book Group

Thu 4/16 7:00 PM: Baratunde R. Thurston, How to be Black (2012), more ›


Panels and Pages Book Group: Graphic Novels

Thu 4/2 7:00 PM: Pluto, more ›

A Taste of Poetry

Thu 4/2 12:00 AM: Common Threads 2015 sponsored by Mass Poetry. , 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 4/12 2:29 PM: NEC Prep Students, 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
Complete, 22-volume set of the World Book Encyclopedia 2011. Standard library markings. $15 OBO.

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Plus: Art Books! First Floor

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