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How to Exhibit in the Main Library

Main Library (361 Washington St., Brookline) Exhibit Areas

First floor:

  • Foundation Case — located in the west entrance foyer near School St.
  • Emery & Lobby Cases — in the main lobby across from the new nonfiction books.
  • Brookline 300th Display Case — in the Reference Room

Children's Room:

  • at the entrance
  • across from the Circulation Desk
  • all around the room.

The Gallery in Hunneman Hall — located on the second floor

The Gallery in Hunneman Hall is open up to 30 minutes before closing as long as the hall is not is use. For scheduled programs and events, click on Calendar in the upper right-hand corner of our web page at brooklinelibrary.org. If the track lights are off when you arrive, the (labelled) switches are just inside the door to your right.

Permanent Installation: Jeremy Kindall's "Storyville" at Putterham Branch Library

Jeremy Kindall's sculpture was installed at Putterham in June, 2014, in honor of former Putterham Branch Librarian Barbara Warner.

THIS PROJECT IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY A GRANT FROM THE BROOKLINE COMMISSION FOR THE ARTS, A LOCAL AGENCY WHICH IS SUPPORTED BY THE MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL, A STATE AGENCY.

Phoebe Erb: Giving New Life

Jan 9, 2015-Feb 9, 2015
Main Library, First floor: Foundation Case

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Leftovers, from years of design work are the stuff of my creations. I give these “remains of the day,” along with the ephemera of comings and goings, new life in my collages and hand-made books.

Why not cut a rose from a scrap of graph paper, cut a jug from an old design, glue them together onto yellow tablet paper and send it off to a friend? Why not turn parts of a tea box into pages of an ABC book about tea?.

What better use for library discards? Old pockets with due-date-cards? Antiquated card-catalog-cards? Cut them up and put them in a collage.

I love to alter pictures from the by-gone library picture files. It’s like talking to them. Picasso’s school girl has picked a big yellow flower on the way home from school, and Cezanne’s table with the blue vase has plenty of room for the apple and pear in a bowl, plus the drawings of glass objects, cut from a dilapidated book.

Connecting materials from here and there, and from now and then, leads to interesting worlds, where time and ideas overlap.

Stand Up Now for our Future: Brookline Climate Week exhibits

Jan 9, 2015-Feb 9, 2015
Main Library

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Tilla Rodemann, Skeleton of a Sperm Whale, made of used plastic bags, bag clips, yarn

Curator Tilla Rodemann

Main Library, Second Floor: Hunneman Hall: Oceans

Main Library, First Floor, Emery and Lobby Cases: Sea Creatures

Local artist Tilla Rodemann curated the 2015 Brookline Climate Week exhibits at the Main Library, now on view through Feb. 9. “Oceans” is on the second floor in Hunneman Hall, and includes works by John Bassett, Sarah Chapman, Susan Entin, Mary Gallagher, Diane Piktialis, Debra Rose, Rodemann, Lenore Sempert, Sibyl Senters, Katie White and Matti Insco Williams. “Sea Creatures” can be seen in the two lobby cases on the first floor, with work by Chapman, Piktialis, Rodemann, Lisa Dittrich, Rachel Eng and Debra Fleury whose creations were inspired by sea life.

The Main Library will also host these three Climate Week programs in Hunneman Hall: “Community Solar!” Wednesday, Feb. 4 from 6:30-8 p.m.; “Adapting to Climate Change,” Thursday, Feb. 5, 6:30-8 p.m., and “What Does Parking Have to Do with It?” Saturday, Feb. 7, 1:30-3:30 p.m. On Sunday, Feb. 8, these two programs will be held at the Coolidge Corner Branch: “Global Warming, the Crisis of our time and the Carbon Tax Solution,” 1-2:30 p.m. and “For Pete’s Sake,” 3-4 p.m. For more information about Climate Week programs and activities, go to: http://www.brooklineclimateweek.org/p/blog-page_15.html.