THIS THURSDAY 10/2: All libraries will open 1 hour late at 11 AM for Professional Development Hour. Thank you for your understanding as we strive to serve you better!


Special Events


Thu 10/2 5:30 PM : Live Tango Music & Dance at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Fri 10/3 2:59 PM - 4:29 PM: Author Visit: Raina Telgemeier at Hunneman Hall, Main Library more ›

Thu 10/9 7:00 PM : Remembering the Tam with Terry Kitchen at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

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

Midday Movies at Putterham

Tomorrow, 1:30 PM: Rebecca more ›

Senior Cinema at Coolidge Corner

Thu 10/2 1:30 PM: Belle more ›

Brookline Poetry Series

Sun 10/19 1:30 PM: Cleopatra Mathis at Hunneman Hall more›

South Brookline Senior Social at Putterham

Weekly Meetings starting Fri 9/19 through Fri 10/24 at 10:30 AM



Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Special Events for Children

Thu 10/23 3:00 PM: Family Fall Festival at Main Library, side lawn more ›

Thu 11/20 3:00 PM: Box Tower City at Main Library, Rabbit Hole more ›

Thu 12/11 3:00 PM: Tote Bag Painting 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 10/6 7:00 PM: Ian McEwan, Sweet Tooth (2012),   more ›

Mystery Book Discussion Group at Main Library

Tue 10/21 1:00 PM: Denise Mina, Garnethill (1998), more›


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

Wed 10/8 7:00 PM: Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger, more ›

Read and Meet Book Group

Thu 10/16 7:00 PM: Jon Ronson, The Psychopath Test (2011), more ›


Panels and Pages Book Group: Graphic Novels

Thu 10/2 7:00 PM: Fables: Legends in Exile, more ›

A Taste of Poetry

Thu 10/2 12:00 PM: The poems of John Ashbery, 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
• Reception: Saturday, Sept. 27: 2-4 PM
• Program: Live Tango Music and Dance, Thursday, Oct. 2: 5:30-8 PM more ›

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

Brookline Library Music Association concerts in Hunneman Hall

Sun 10/12 2:30 PM: Jayoung Kim, piano 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