Special Events


1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year in Film

Wed 7/15 2:00 PM at Main Library, Hunneman Hall

Motion picture and film historians often rate 1939 as the greatest year in the history of Hollywood. This year’s award-winning premieres include The Wizard of Oz, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and Gone with the Wind. Join Medfield High School teacher and film buff Frank Mandosa for an afternoon that celebrates the Golden Age of Hollywood!

Farmers' Market Visits: July 23 and Aug 20

Thu 7/23 1:30 PM at Coolidge Corner

The library is making two appearances in the non-profit space of the Brookline Farmers' Market in Coolidge Corner. Come learn about the many services and programs we offer, sign-up for adult, teen, and children's summer reading challenges, sign up for a library card, enter a free prize raffle, and get a look at our brand new BookBike-- it's a library on wheels! People who already own a library card can check out best-selling paperback books. We'll be at the Farmers' Market July 23 and Aug 20 from 1:30 - 6pm.


The TenderMen

Tue 7/28 7:00 PM at Main Library, Hunneman Hall

The TenderMen play rock, jazz, rhythm & blues, and original tunes. This group covers The Band, Joe Jackson, Joe Cocker, Allison Krause, Clarence Carter, The Doors, and a jazzy version of The Animals. Enjoy an evening of music with this fun band of old and new friends who love to play together. http://monterisimusic.com/tendermen


Secrets Recruiters Don't Want You to Know

Thu 8/13 7:00 PM at Main Library, Hunneman Hall

Join us for this free job search seminar with Absolutely Abby (seminar is open to all; networking is encouraged)! Learn what to write in your cover letter, why keywords really matter & how to choose them, secrets about thank you letters, and what to say during a phone screen to get a “yes.” Abby Kohut is the President of Staffing Symphony, LLC and the author of Absolutely Abby’s 101 Job Search Secrets. Abby has 18 years of experience as a corporate recruiter and is responsible for helping over 10,000 people get hired. Her website www.absolutelyabby.com was selected as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Your Career” by Forbes and teaches candidates the Absolute truth about the job search process that other recruiters won’t tell you.


Edible Book Festival 2015

Thu 8/27 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Main Library

Join us in two of our favorite pastimes: reading and eating delicious food!

To celebrate the end of our summer reading challenge for adults and teens, we’re inviting everyone to come in to the library to judge the best entries from staff in our Edible Book Festival. We’ll be serving up edible creations themed on books, and you decide who wins the day. Categories will include funniest or punniest, most delicious, and best in show.

VIEWING starts at 4:00pm.

TASTING starts at 5:30pm.

VOTE at any time.

WINNERS announced at 6:30pm.


The Kenn Morr Band

Sat 9/12 2:00 PM at Main Library, Hunneman Hall

The Kenn Morr Band is an original folk/rock/Americana act featuring three part harmony and acoustic music driven by guitar, mandolin, violin, accordion, bouzouki, bass and drums. The KMB is currently on tour in support of its latest release, the double disc set Afterimage. Recorded live at Sandy Brook Studios in Colebrook, Connecticut, it features fresh interpretations of material from eight previous releases. Kenn and his band revisited the songs to capture the group as it sounds live, with crisp studio sound and minimal overdubs. www.kennmorr.com.