Please join us for a community meeting | reunión de la comunidad | 社區會議 | מפגש קהילה | собрание сообщества to discuss the future of the Coolidge Corner Branch Library! Thurs. 2/5 at 7 PM. Also, take a survey | participar en una encuesta | 參加調查 |להשתתף בסקר | принять участие в опросе.


Special Events

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 ›

Thu 2/26 7:00 PM : Financial Talks by Fred Wilcon, Esq. - Real Estate Purchasing at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Midday Movies at Putterham

Wed 2/4 1:30 PM: The Good Lie more ›

Senior Cinema at Coolidge Corner

Thu 2/5 1:30 PM: Quartet more ›

Brookline Poetry Series

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

News: Town of Brookline Seeks Poet Laureate



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 ›

Tue 2/17 4:00 PM: Scavenger Hunt Storytime at Putterham branch library more ›

Wed 2/18 3:30 PM: Silly Sally's Bubble Show at Main Library, Hunneman Hall 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

Tomorrow, 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 ›


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 ›




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

1/9-2/9: 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 ›

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
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.
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
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