APRIL FOOD DRIVE! All three Brookline libraries will be accepting items for the Brookline Emergency Food Pantry. more ›


Special Events

Wed 4/29 6:30 PM : Resume Writing Workshop with George Zeller at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Wed 5/13 1:00 PM : Starting or Growing your Business - the Small Business Administration Advantage at Main Library Hunneman Hall more ›

Thu 5/21 2:30 PM : The Love Dogs at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Wed 6/10 3:00 PM : Sonny & Perley Perform Brazilian Romance - The Bossa Nova Phenomenon at Main Library, Hunneman Hall more ›

Midday Movies at Putterham

Wed 4/22 1:30 PM: Big Hero 6 more ›

Senior Cinema at Coolidge Corner

Thu 4/23 1:29 PM: The Good Lie more ›

Brookline Poetry Series

Today, 1:30 PM: Frannie Lindsay at Hunneman Hall, Main Library more›



Special Events for Children

Tue 4/21 2:00 PM: Movie: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day at Putterham branch library more ›

Tue 4/21 3:30 PM: Art Adventures and Story Surprises at Coolidge Corner branch library more ›

Wed 4/22 2:00 PM: Movie: Big Hero 6 at Putterham branch library more ›

Wed 4/22 3:30 PM: Puppet Show: The Carrot Salesman with Brad Shur of Puppet Showplace Theatre at Coolidge Corner branch library more ›

Thu 4/23 3:30 PM: Scavenger Hunt Story Time 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 5/4 7:00 PM: Rachel Joyce, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (2012), more›

Mystery Book Discussion Group at Main Library

Tue 4/21 12:00 PM: Sarah Paretsky, Blood Shot (1988), more›

Coolidge Corner Book Group

Mon 4/27 2:15 PM: Jo Baker, Longbourn (2013), more ›

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

Wed 5/13 7:00 PM: The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson, more ›

Putterham/Council on Aging Book Group

Mon 5/18 2:00 PM: Daniel Brown, The Boys in the Boat (2013), more ›

Read and Meet Book Group

Thu 5/21 7:00 PM: Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake (2003), more ›


Panels and Pages Book Group: Graphic Novels

Thu 5/7 7:00 PM: Saga, more ›

A Taste of Poetry

Thu 5/7 12:00 AM: Yusef Komunyakaa, more ›




3/20-4/19 : Brookline Artists’ Open Studios Preview Show
• Reception: Thursday, Mar. 26, 6-8 p.m.
• Viewing: Saturday, March 28: 1-4:30 p.m.
at Main Library, First Floor: Emery, Lobby and Foundation Cases & the Gallery in Hunneman Hall more ›

4/1-4/30 : Handcrafted Ukrainian Easter Eggs at more ›

Brookline Library Music Association concerts in Hunneman Hall

Sun 4/12 2:29 PM: NEC Prep Students, 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, 7:00-8:30 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

Adult books - by Kookoo's Nest cafe

Complete, 22-volume set of the World Book Encyclopedia 2011. Standard library markings. $15 OBO.

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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
Mass 211 • Find Community Services