Special Events

Sat 1/10 2:00 PM : Enchanting Odissi with Mouli Pal and Ensemble at more ›


Wed 1/14 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM: Fairy Revel with Holly Black at Main Library, Teen Room more ›

Thu 1/15 7:00 PM : Maximizing Your Lifetime Social Security Benefits at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Thu 1/22 7:00 PM : Worldwide Marathons at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Brookline Poetry Series

Tomorrow, 1:30 PM: Sandra Lim and Jennifer Tseng at Hunneman Hall, Main Library more›



Special Events for Children

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

Tue 12/30 3:00 PM: Cool and Crazy Collages at Coolidge Corner branch library, meeting room more ›

Tue 12/30 3:00 PM: Papier Mache Dinosaurs (dino building) at Main Library, Rabbit Hole more ›

Wed 12/31 10:00 AM: Sing, Dance, Play, and Pretend with Elaine Kessler at Coolidge Corner Branch Library more ›

Fri 1/2 3:00 PM: Papier Mache Dinosaurs (dino decorating) 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 1/5 7:00 PM: Lore Segal, Half the Kingdom (2013),   more ›

Mystery Book Discussion Group at Main Library

Tue 1/20 12:00 PM: Alexander McCall Smith, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2002), more›

Putterham/Council on Aging Book Group

Mon 1/12 2:00 PM: Elinor Lipman, I Can't Complain (2013) and The View from Penthouse B (2013), more ›

Read and Meet Book Group

Thu 12/18 7:00 PM: Lev Grossman, The Magicians (2009), more ›


Panels and Pages Book Group: Graphic Novels

Thu 1/8 7:00 PM: Sisters and Drama, more ›

A Taste of Poetry

Thu 1/8 11:59 AM: The poems of Donald Hall, more ›





11/6-1/4: Ballet on Canvas: Paintings by Marlena Hewitt
• Reception: Sat., Nov. 8: 1-4:30 p.m. (Koltun Ballet Academy filmed performance from 1-2 p.m. & 3-4 p.m. & Ballet Fashion Show from 2-2:30 p.m.) more ›

11/6-12/29: Cloisonne Enamel Jewelry and Handwoven Chains by Toni Strassler more ›

11/6-1/5: Eli Portman: Ink Stains more ›

12/1-12/31: First Night Buttons more ›

Brookline Library Music Association concerts in Hunneman Hall

Sun 1/11 2:30 PM: Assaf Kehati Jazz Trio 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