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Interested in exhibiting your work at the Public Library of Brookline? Review our Art Exhibition Policy and read about the specifics of exhibiting at the Main Library, the Coolidge Corner branch or the Putterham branch.

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.

Brookline and Frederick Law Olmsted NHS Celebrate the National Park Service 2016 Centennial

Mar 9, 2016-May 1, 2016
Main Library, First Floor: Lobby Case

The Town of Brookline has the rare distinction among American suburbs of hosting two National Park Service sites, John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site at 83 Beals Street and Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site at 99 Warren Street. The National Park Service in 2016 celebrates its centennial as the federal agency responsible for preserving, protecting, and opening to the public our nation's scenic wonders, natural features, and historical treasures. Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site has a particularly strong connection to the origins and evolution of this agency and our national parks movement. Frederick Law Olmsted chaired the original Yosemite commission that established this park in the 1860s and wrote about government's political duty to protect and "lay open" such places to all in our democracy. His son, Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., actually wrote some of the key language of the National Park Service Organic Act establishing the National Park Service in 1916.

The Nose Knows: Methane Gas Leaks Under Your Feet

Mar 9, 2016-May 1, 2016
Main Library, First Floor: Emery Case

Mothers Out Front Brookline presents a map and information about 350+ reported methane gas leaks located throughout Brookline. Learn about local action steps you can take to get the leaks fixed. The exhibit is part of Brookline Climate Week 2016.