All Brookline libraries will close at 5pm today, Monday, 1/26 and will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, 1/27 due to the storm.

Please join us for a community meeting | reunión de la comunidad | 社區會議 | מפגש קהילה to discuss the future of the Coolidge Corner Branch Library! This Sunday 1/25 at 10AM.

PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

Special Events

Thu 1/29 2:00 PM : Financial Talks by Fred Wilcon, Esq. - Estate Planning at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Thu 2/5 7:00 PM : Community Meeting: Renovation of the Coolidge Corner Branch Library at Coolidge Corner branch library more ›

Wed 2/18 7:00 PM : Robots Are People Too - Artificial Intelligence and the Law at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Sat 2/21 2:00 PM : Doug Schmolze: Songs of Stage and Screen at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Midday Movies at Putterham

Wed 1/28 1:30 PM: The Princess Bride more ›

Senior Cinema at Coolidge Corner

Thu 1/29 1:30 PM: Ida more ›

Brookline Poetry Series

Sun 2/15 1:30 PM: Stephen Burt at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more›

 

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

Special Events for Children

Sat 1/31 2:30 PM: Weekend Storytime at Main Library, Rabbit Hole more ›

Tue 2/3 3:00 PM: Cookie Decorating at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Sat 2/14 10:30 AM: Saturday Special--Baby Signing Program at Coolidge Corner branch library, meeting room more ›

Ongoing Activities

Fridays 10:30 AM Friday Flicks! for preschoolers ages 2 and up at Main

Kids blog

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TumbleBooks - E-Books for E-Kids

 

PROGRAMS FOR TEENS

Manga and Anime Club

First Tuesday of each month at Main Library, Hunneman Hall

 

DISCUSSION GROUPS FOR READERS

NEW! Brookline Community Book Groups

Main Library Book Group

Mon 2/2 6:59 PM: Jane Gardam, The Man in the Wooden Hat (2009), more›

Mystery Book Discussion Group at Main Library

Tue 2/17 12:00 PM: Helene Tursten, Detective Inspector Huss (2003), more›

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

Wed 2/11 7:00 PM: The Ghosts of Ashbury High by Jaclyn Moriarty, more ›

Putterham/Council on Aging Book Group

Mon 2/9 2:00 PM: Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), more ›

Read and Meet Book Group

Thu 2/19 7:00 PM: Bill Bryson, I'm a Stranger Here Myself (1999), more ›

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Panels and Pages Book Group: Graphic Novels

Thu 2/5 7:00 PM: Gotham Central, more ›

A Taste of Poetry

Thu 2/5 12:00 AM: The poems of Rita Dove, more ›

 

EXHIBITS & PERFORMANCES


Exhibits

1/9-2/9: Phoebe Erb: Giving New Life more ›

2/9 5:00 PM : Stand Up Now for our Future: Brookline Climate Week exhibits more ›


Brookline Library Music Association concerts in Hunneman Hall

Sun 2/8 2:30 PM: Yuki Beppu, violin, piano more ›
















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Winter 2015 schedule, beginning January 6:
  • Main: Tuesday, 7:00-8:00 PM.
  • Coolidge Corner: Thursday, 10:30-11:45 AM.
  • Putterham: Thursday, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM.
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Book Sale Specials This Week
Social sciences • biography • poetry • lit crit: 50¢ each
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Useful/Related Links
Friends of the Brookline Public Library & Booksale
Town of Brookline web site
Digital Commonwealth: Scanned Photos from the Brookline Room
Great Blog Post: Don't buy books, Use the library
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