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Special Events

Tue 7/28 7:00 PM : The TenderMen at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Thu 8/20 1:30 PM : Farmers' Market Visit at Coolidge Corner more ›

Thu 8/27 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Edible Book Festival 2015 at Main Library more ›

Sat 9/12 2:00 PM : The Kenn Morr Band at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›


Summer Reading for Teens & Adults

Through Mon 8/31: Unmask! Summer Reading Challenge at more ›

Midday Movies at Putterham

Tomorrow, 1:30 PM: Get on Up more ›

Senior Cinema at Coolidge Corner

Thu 7/30 1:30 PM: A Month by the Lake more ›



Special Events for Children

Thu 7/30 10:30 AM: Chloe the Friendly Bearded Dragon at Putterham Branch more ›

Tue 8/4 3:29 PM: Meet Rescues from Drumlin Farm at Coolidge Corner Library more ›

Tue 8/4 4:00 PM: Make a Hedgehog Book at Putterham Branch more ›

Thu 8/13 10:30 AM: Hedgie’s Visit at Putterham Branch more ›

Wed 8/19 3:30 PM: End of the Summer Reading Program Ice Cream Party! at Coolidge Corner Branch 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 8/3 7:00 PM: Teju Cole, Open City (2011), more›

Mystery Book Discussion Group at Main Library

Tue 8/18 12:00 PM: Nicola Upson, An Expert in Murder (2008), more›

Shelf Respect Teen Literature Book Group for teens and adults at Main Library

Wed 8/12 7:00 PM: Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek by Maya van Wagenen, more ›

Read and Meet Book Group

Thu 8/20 7:00 PM: Matt Dembicki, Trickster: Native American Tales (2010), more ›

Panels and Pages Book Group: Graphic Novels

Thu 8/6 7:00 PM: Panels & Pages: Indie Superheroes!, more ›

A Taste of Poetry

Thu 8/6 12:00 AM: The Poems of William Blake, more ›




6/15-7/31 : Shirley Partoll: Animal, Mineral and Vegetable
• Reception: Thursday, June 25, 6:30-8 p.m.
at Coolidge Corner branch library more ›

6/30-9/3 : Mammoths & Reindeer: The Russian Arctic at Main Library, First Floor: Emery and Lobby Cases more ›

7/1-9/3 : Robin's Shoe Collection at more ›

Brookline Library Music Association concerts in Hunneman Hall

Sun 10/11 2:30 PM: Bethany Worrell, soprano more ›

Online Services
Download ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and stream popular music and films with Overdrive, Hoopla and Zinio!

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
Spring 2015 schedule:
  • Main: Tuesday, 7:00-8:30 PM (meeting through July; no meeting June 30).
  • Coolidge Corner: Monday, 11:15-12:15 PM (last meeting until Fall on 6/22/15) and Thursday, 10:30 AM-11:45 PM (last meeting 6/25/2015).
  • Putterham: Meetings resume in Fall 2015.
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