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Special Events

Tue 4/29 7:00 PM : Peter Sis in conversation with Anita Silvey at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Wed 4/30 7:00 PM : Maxim D. Shrayer, Leaving Russia: a Jewish Story at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Sat 5/3 11:30 AM : NEW! Saturday Senior Social at Main more ›

Bibliophile Cinema at BATV, 46 Tappan St

Tomorrow, 6:00 PM: Select episodes of the TV series Justified and the short story "Fire in the Hole" by Elmore Leonard

Midday Movies at Putterham

Today, 1:30 PM: Saving Mr. Banks more ›

Senior Cinema at Coolidge Corner

Tomorrow, 1:30 PM: Fill the Void more ›

Brookline Poetry Series

Sun 5/18 1:30 PM: Pablo Medina at Hunneman Hall, Main Library more›




Coolidge Corner Children's Room will be closed for renovations April 22-27. Programs and story times will still be held downstairs in the meeting room.

Special Events for Children


Today, 10:30 AM: Tales of Wonder with Philip Alexander at Coolidge Corner Branch more ›

Today, 3:00 PM: Storytime and Nature Walk with Ranger Brandon at Main Library, Rabbit Hole more ›

Sat 4/26 10:29 AM: Earth Day Hooray! at Coolidge Corner Branch Library more ›

Sat 4/26 10:30 AM: Tumblebooks Storytime at Coolidge Corner Branch Library more ›

Sun 4/27 3:00 PM: French Story Time at Main Library more ›

Ongoing Activities including English and Foreign Language Story Times and Sing-Alongs

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 5/5 7:00 PM: Ivan Doig, Work Song (2010),   more ›

Mystery Book Discussion Group at Main Library

Tue 5/20 1:00 PM: Barbara Cleverly, Last Kashmiri rose (2001), more›


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

Wed 5/14 7:00 PM: The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey, more ›

Read and Meet Book Group

Thu 5/15 7:00 PM: Augusten Burroughs, Running with Scissors (2003), more ›

Short Story Reading Group at Putterham

Tomorrow, 2:30 PM: Anton Chekhov, "Gooseberries", collected in The Essential Tales of Chekhov (1998) more ›

A Taste of Poetry

Thu 5/1 12:00 PM: The poems of Gary Soto, more ›





4/15-5/29: Tools of the Trade: 19th and early 20th century Artists materials more ›

4/26-4/27: Brookline Artists' Open Studios Weekend
Saturday, 10-4:30 PM & Sunday, 1-4:30 PM more ›

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