Library Artist-in-Residence Program

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

Friends of the Brookline Library Annual Meeting 2016

Guest Speaker: B.A. Shapiro, author
Wednesday, June 8th, 7:00pm
Main Library, Hunneman Hall

With a starry cast from the art world of the 1940’s, including Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and William de Kooning, Shapiro's latest novel The Muralist is a "masterfully imagined work about art, war, family, truth and freedom.” (Lisa Genova, author of Still Alice). more >


Libraries Are For Everyone

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

Special Events

Thu 6/2 5:30 PM: Celebrate Music 2016 - Concert #4 at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Sat 6/4 2:00 PM: Howie Newman & Jackie Damsky at Main Library lawn more ›

Wed 6/8 7:00 PM: The Friends of the Brookline Library Annual Meeting 2016 at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Sat 6/18 12:00 PM: Tee Off at the Library at Main Library more ›

Movie Matinee at Coolidge Corner

Thu 6/2 1:30 PM: Lady in the Van more ›

Caffe Italiano

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

Brookline Poetry Series

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Special Events for Children

Tue 5/24 3:00 PM: LEGO club at Main Library, Rabbit Hole more ›

Sat 5/28 10:30 AM: Saturday Specials-Ed Morgan at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Fri 6/3 3:00 PM: Japanese Storytime at Coolidge Corner Library more ›

Mon 6/6 4:00 PM: Mandarin Storytime at Coolidge Corner Library more ›

Tue 6/7 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 6/6 7:00 PM: Paul Yoon, Snow Hunters (2013), more›

Mystery Book Discussion Group at Main Library

Tue 6/21 12:00 PM: Josephine Tey, The Franchise Affair (1949), 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 ›

A Taste of Poetry

Thu 6/2 12:00 PM: Heid Ellen Erdrich, more ›




5/5-6/5 : Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Exhibit, Curator: Chris Chanyasulkit at Main Library, First Floor: Emery and Lobby Cases more ›

5/4-6/5 : "A.E. in St. Kitts": Mixed media constructions by A.E. Ryan at Main Library, First Floor: Foundation Case more ›

4/28-6/16 : Moughal & Nizam Art by Noureen Sultana at Main Library, Second Floor: The Gallery in Hunneman Hall more ›

Brookline Library Music Association concerts in Hunneman Hall

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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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