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Special Events

Wed 12/3 7:00 PM : The Great Lawrence Textile Strike of 1912 at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Wed 12/10 7:00 PM : Homicide for the Holidays at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Sat 12/13 1:30 PM : Second Saturday Senior Social at Main Library, Conference Room more ›

Thu 1/22 7:00 PM : Worldwide Marathons: 14 Years, 18 Marathons, 14 Countries, 7 Continents at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Midday Movies at Putterham

Tue 11/25 1:29 PM: Raintree County more ›

Brookline Poetry Series

Sun 12/21 1:30 PM: Sandra Lim and Jennifer Tseng at Hunneman Hall, Main Library more›



Special Events for Children

Sat 11/22 2:30 PM: Weekend Storytime at Main Library, Rabbit Hole more ›

Wed 12/3 3:00 PM: Read to Wally: a therapy dog who loves stories. at Coolidge Corner branch library more ›

Sat 12/6 10:30 AM: Saturday Stories and Songs at Coolidge Corner more ›

Sat 12/6 10:30 AM: Saturday Special at Putterham branch library more ›

Wed 12/10 4:00 PM: Read to Wally: a therapy dog who loves stories. at Putterham branch library 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 12/1 7:00 PM: Alice Munro, Dear Life: Stories (2013),   more ›

Mystery Book Discussion Group at Main Library

Tue 12/16 1:00 PM: Robert Crais, L.A. Requiem (1999), more›

Coolidge Corner Book Group

Tomorrow, 2:15 PM: Kathleen Grissom, The Kitchen House, more ›

Read and Meet Book Group

Thu 12/18 7:00 PM: Lev Grossman, The Magicians (2009), more ›


Panels and Pages Book Group: Graphic Novels

Thu 12/4 7:00 PM: Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon, more ›

A Taste of Poetry

Thu 12/4 12:00 PM: The poems of Ella Wheeler Wilcox, more ›




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


11/6-1/4: Ballet on Canvas: Paintings by Marlena Hewitt
• Reception: Sat., Nov. 8: 1-4:30 p.m. (Koltun Ballet Academy filmed performance from 1-2 p.m. & 3-4 p.m. & Ballet Fashion Show from 2-2:30 p.m.) more ›

11/6-12/29: Cloisonne Enamel Jewelry and Handwoven Chains by Toni Strassler more ›

11/6-1/5: Eli Portman: Ink Stains more ›

Brookline Library Music Association concerts in Hunneman Hall

Sun 1/11 2:30 PM: Assaf Kehati Jazz Trio 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