Library Dragon

Dragon Terrorizes Library

A dragon has been spotted at the Brookline Main Library, terrifying staff and patrons. If you must come into the library today, beware the jaws that bite and the claws that catch, and do not go into any dark corners by yourself. Have a safe Halloween — if you can!


Special Events

Thu 10/30 7:00 PM : Wendy's Journey on the Pacific Crest Trail at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Fri 10/31 3:00 PM : Harry Potter Halloween! at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Sat 11/8 1:30 PM : Second Saturday Senior Social at Main Library, Conference Room more ›


Mon 11/10 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM: An Evening Tea with Gail Carriger at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Midday Movies at Putterham

Wed 11/5 1:30 PM: 84 Charing Cross Road more ›

Senior Cinema at Coolidge Corner

Thu 10/30 1:30 PM: The Birds more ›

Brookline Poetry Series

Sun 11/16 1:30 PM: Afaa Michael Weaver at Hunneman Hall, Main Library more›



Special Events for Children

Sat 11/8 10:30 AM: Saturday Stories and Songs at Coolidge Corner more ›

Sat 11/8 2:30 PM: Weekend Storytime at Main Library, Rabbit Hole more ›


Sat 11/15 10:30 AM: Mind/Body Fun: A Yoga Class for children 3 & up and their grownups at Coolidge Corner branch library more ›

Thu 11/20 3:00 PM: Box Tower City 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 11/3 7:00 PM: Jesmyn Ward, Men We Reaped (2013),   more ›

Mystery Book Discussion Group at Main Library

Tue 11/18 1:00 PM: Andrea Camilleri, August Heat (2009), more›

Coolidge Corner Book Group

Mon 11/24 2:15 PM: Kathleen Grissom, The Kitchen House, more ›

Read and Meet Book Group

Thu 11/20 7:00 PM: Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle (2005), more ›


Panels and Pages Book Group: Graphic Novels

Thu 11/6 7:00 PM: Boxers and Saints, more ›

A Taste of Poetry

Thu 11/6 12:00 PM: The poems of Adrienne Rich, more ›




9/4-11/3: Anne Clark’s Textile Creations more ›


9/4-11/3: Eduardo del Solar’s Birds of the Americas
• Viewing: Thursday, Oct. 23, 5-8:30 PM more ›

9/4-11/3: Jill Winitzer’s One-of-a-Kind Treasures more ›

10/1-11/30: Domestic Workers, a photo exhibition by Mario Quiroz more ›

10/1-10/31: African Masks more ›

Brookline Library Music Association concerts in Hunneman Hall


Sun 11/9 2:30 PM: Trio Soul K, clarinet, piano, cello 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