Library Artist-in-Residence Program

A pilot project generously funded by the Friends of the Brookline Library. Details and application.


Special Events

Today, 12:00 PM: Caffe Italiano at Coolidge Corner Branch more ›

Thu 2/18 1:30 PM: Resources for Starting or Growing Your Business in Brookline at Main Library Hunneman Hall more ›

Sat 2/20 2:00 PM: Learn to Crochet with Catelyn at Putterham Branch Library more ›

Sat 2/20 2:00 PM: Kate Clifford Larson Book Talk at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Tue 2/23 6:00 PM: Tips & Tricks for Public Speaking Success with Kit Pang at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Midday Movies at Putterham

Wed 2/17 1:30 PM: Minions more ›

Movie Matinee at Coolidge Corner

Thu 2/18 1:30 PM: The Intern more ›

Brookline Poetry Series

Sun 2/21 1:30 PM: Sarah Howe at Hunneman Hall, Main Library more›



Special Events for Children

Sat 2/13 10:30 AM: Ed Morgan, The Music Man at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Tue 2/16 10:30 AM: Super Tuesday at Coolidge Corner Library, Meeting Room more ›

Tue 2/16 3:00 PM: Cookie Decorating at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Tue 2/16 3:15 PM: Art for (Almost) Everybody at Coolidge Corner Library, Meeting Room more ›

Wed 2/17 1:30 PM: Minions 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



Main Library Book Group

Mon 3/7 7:00 PM: P.G. Wodehouse, The Code of the Woosters (1938), more›

Mystery Book Discussion Group at Main Library

Tue 2/16 12:00 PM: Julia Spencer-Fleming, In the Bleak Midwinter (2002), more›

Putterham/Council on Aging Book Group

Mon 2/22 2:00 PM: David Mark, The Dark Winter (2012), more ›

Read and Meet Book Group

Thu 2/18 7:00 PM: Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat (1985), more ›

Panels and Pages Book Group: Graphic Novels

Thu 3/3 7:00 PM: Panels & Pages: Pyongyang, more ›

A Taste of Poetry

Thu 3/3 12:00 PM: The Poems of Rabindranath Tagore, more ›




2/10-3/6 : Crochet and Woven Jewelry by Hanne Bernstein at Main Library, First Floor: Foundation Case more ›

2/10-3/6 : Pill Hill and the Children of 1886 at Main Library, First Floor: Lobby Case more ›

2/10-3/6 : Gem Tintype Photographs at Main Library, First Floor: Emery Case more ›

1/12-3/6 : Kwang Sung Shin: Landscapes in oil
• Viewings: Saturday, Jan. 30, 1-4:30pm & Sunday, Feb. 28, 1-4:30pmg
at Main Library, Second Floor: The Gallery in Hunneman Hall more ›

Brookline Library Music Association concerts in Hunneman Hall

Sun 3/13 2:30 PM: Richard Masters, piano more ›

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Mango Languages: Online ESL and foreign language tutorials • Mango In-Library Link
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ESL Conversation Groups
Fall-Winter 2015/16 schedule:
  • Main: Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm
  • Coolidge Corner: Thursdays, 10:30-12:00pm
  • Putterham: Thursdays, 10:30-12:00pm
Friends Book Sale
Plenty of specials, fresh this week! Check out the Friends webpage for details.

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Useful/Related Links
Friends of the Brookline Public Library & Booksale
Town of Brookline website
Brookline Digital Content on Digital Commonwealth
Great Blog Post: Don't buy books, Use the library
Minuteman Library Network
Brookline Sister City Project
Mystery Writers of America, New England Chapter
At the Brookline libraries in the Brookline TAB
Minuteman Libraries Helping Job Seekers
Brookline Community Aging Network
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