All of our locations are closed today, February 8, due to the weather.


Special Events

Sat 2/6 2:00 PM: The Academy Awards: the Good, the Bad, and the Outrageous at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Fri 2/12 12:00 PM: Caffe Italiano at Coolidge Corner Branch more ›

Thu 2/18 1:30 PM: Starting or Growing your Business - the Small Business Administration Advantage at Main Library Hunneman Hall more ›

Sat 2/20 2:00 PM: Kate Clifford Larson Book Talk at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Tue 2/23 6:00 PM: Tips & Tricks for Public Speaking Success with Kit Pang at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Midday Movies at Putterham

Wed 2/3 1:30 PM: Ant Man more ›

Movie Matinee at Coolidge Corner

Thu 2/4 1:30 PM: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. more ›

Brookline Poetry Series

Sun 2/21 1:30 PM: Sarah Howe at Hunneman Hall, Main Library more›



Special Events for Children

Sun 2/7 3:00 PM: ELL Game Hour with Girl Scouts at Main Library, Rabbit Hole more ›

Sat 2/13 10:30 AM: Ed Morgan, The Music Man at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Tue 2/16 2:59 PM: Cookie Decorating at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Thu 2/18 10:30 AM: Drumlin Farm at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Sat 3/5 11:00 AM: Family Yoga at Coolidge Corner 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



Main Library Book Group

Mon 3/7 7:00 PM: P.G. Wodehouse, The Code of the Woosters (1938), more›

Mystery Book Discussion Group at Main Library

Tue 2/16 12:00 PM: Julia Spencer-Fleming, In the Bleak Midwinter (2002), more›

Putterham/Council on Aging Book Group

Mon 2/22 2:00 PM: David Mark, The Dark Winter (2012), more ›

Read and Meet Book Group

Thu 2/18 7:00 PM: Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat (1985), more ›

Panels and Pages Book Group: Graphic Novels

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

A Taste of Poetry

Thu 3/3 12:00 PM: The Poems of Maya AngelouRabindranath Tagore, more ›




1/7-2/7 : The postal history of Indo-China: Cambodia, Laos, North and South Vietnam - From the collection of library trustee Gary Jones at Main Library, First Floor: Emery Case more ›

1/7-2/7 : Paintings by Cristiana Dearbin at Main Library, First Floor: Foundation Case more ›

1/7-2/7 : The Beauty of Nature: Jewelry by Zara Nemchenok at Main Library, First Floor: Lobby Case more ›

1/12-3/6 : Kwang Sung Shin: Landscapes in oil
• Viewings: Saturday, Jan. 30, 1-4:30pm & Sunday, Feb. 28, 1-4:30pmg
at Main Library, Second Floor: The Gallery in Hunneman Hall more ›

Brookline Library Music Association concerts in Hunneman Hall

Sun 2/7 2:30 PM: L'etoile Duo, violin, piano more ›

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Friends Book Sale
Plenty of specials, fresh this week! Check out the Friends webpage for details.

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