Special Events

Wed 12/2 5:00 PM: Italian Conversation Class at Putterham branch library more ›

Wed 12/2 7:00 PM: Precious Bane - a 50 minute Musical at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Mon 12/7 7:00 PM: Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich, M. T. Anderson, and the Arneis Quartet at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Sat 12/12 2:00 PM: Holiday Collage Crafting for Adults at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Midday Movies at Putterham

Wed 11/25 1:30 PM: Arsenic and Old Lace more ›

Movie Matinee at Coolidge Corner

Thu 12/3 1:30 PM: Far from the Madding Crowd more ›

Brookline Poetry Series

Sun 12/20 1:30 PM: Ross Gay at Hunneman Hall, Main Library more›



Special Events for Children

Fri 11/27 10:00 AM: PlaySpace @ the Library at Coolidge Corner more ›

Sat 12/5 10:30 AM: The Nutcracker at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Tue 12/8 3:00 PM: LEGO club at Main Library, Rabbit Hole more ›

Sat 12/12 2:30 PM: French Storytime at Main Library, Rabbit Hole more ›

Tue 12/22 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



Manga and Anime Club

First Tuesday of each month at Main Library, Hunneman Hall



Main Library Book Group

Mon 12/7 7:00 PM: Edith Pearlman, Honeydew: Stories (2015), more›

Mystery Book Discussion Group at Main Library

Tue 12/15 12:00 PM: Tana French, Into the Woods (2007), more›

Read and Meet Book Group

Thu 12/17 7:00 PM: Various, Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales (2013), more ›

Panels and Pages Book Group: Graphic Novels

Thu 12/3 7:00 PM: Panels & Pages: Transmetropolitan, more ›

A Taste of Poetry

Thu 12/3 12:00 PM: The Poems of Carol Ann Duffy, more ›




9/24-11/30 : Our Stories photo exhibit at Coolidge Corner branch library more ›

11/7-1/3 : International Women’s Club of Boston’s Group Show
• Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 7, 2-4 PM
at Main library Foundation & Emery Cases, Hunneman Hall more ›

11/16-1/3 : Women Write about Art(s) at Main Library, First Floor: Lobby Case more ›

Brookline Library Music Association concerts in Hunneman Hall

Sun 1/10 2:30 PM: John Ferguson, piano more ›

Online Services

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Consumer Reports
HeritageQuest & Proquest Obituaries: Genealogy research tools
Naxos Music LibraryNaxos Jazz
Mango Languages: Online ESL and foreign language tutorials • Mango In-Library Link
See also our Brookline Newspaper Indexes

ESL Conversation Groups
Fall-Winter 2015/16 schedule:
  • Main: Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm (break Dec 22 - Jan 12).
  • Coolidge Corner: Thursdays, 10:30-12:00pm (break Dec 10 - Jan 7).
  • Putterham: Thursdays, 10:30-12:00pm (break Dec 17 - Jan 12).
Friends Book Sale Specials

Quality Judaica and Art book sets for sale, see the Friends webpage for details.

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Useful/Related Links
Friends of the Brookline Public Library & Booksale
Town of Brookline website
Brookline Digital Content on Digital Commonwealth
Great Blog Post: Don't buy books, Use the library
Minuteman Library Network
Brookline Sister City Project
Mystery Writers of America, New England Chapter
At the Brookline libraries in the Brookline TAB
Minuteman Libraries Helping Job Seekers
Brookline Community Aging Network
Mass 211 • Find Community Services