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Exhibits



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.

Anne Clark’s Textile Creations

Sep 4, 2014-Nov 3, 2014
Main Library, First Floor: Lobby and Emery Cases

Reference librarian Anne Clark’s textile creations, including knitted items, cross-stitch, punchneedle, quilting, and sewing projects, are on display in the Lobby and Emery cases.

Eduardo del Solar’s Birds of the Americas
• Viewing: Thursday, Oct. 23, 5-8:30 PM

Sep 4, 2014-Nov 3, 2014
Main Library, Second Floor: The Gallery in Hunneman Hall

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The Public Library of Brookline celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Eduardo del Solar’s “Birds of the Americas,” a project he began in 2006 that has taken him a number of times to the coastal and rain forest areas of his native Peru, the Galapagos Islands, Costa Rica, Canada, Mexico, Florida, Iceland and New England. This is his largest “Birds of the Americas” exhibit to date with more than 40 prints displayed in Hunneman Hall! To learn more, go to: www.desolar.org.

Jill Winitzer’s One-of-a-Kind Treasures

Sep 4, 2014-Nov 3, 2014
Main Library, First Floor: Foundation Case

In the Foundation case in the left entrance are one-of-a-kind and useful treasures handmade in Brookline by Jill Winitzer. They were created with rich, vibrant yarns, and paper. For more information go to: http://www.winitzerdesign.com

Domestic Workers, a photo exhibition by Mario Quiroz

Oct 1, 2014-Nov 30, 2014
Coolidge Corner branch library

The Brazilian Immigrant Center and the Boston Workmen's Circle Acting for Economic Justice Committee are please to host the Photo Exhibition: "Domestic Workers: The Invisible Wheels That Empower Our Economy" A Photo Exhibition by Mario Quiroz.

Brookline has been home to men and women who had a decisive influence in the history of the city, the nation and the world. Our community's accomplishments are possible because behind great people there's sombody taking care of our families and homes. Unfortunately, many times, domestic workers are exploited due to the lack of knowledge about their rights. Their work takes place behind closed doors, and often, their isolation is a source of abuse and unfairness. Following the passage of the State's domestic Workers' Bill of Rights in July 2014, we are one step closer to full and real dignity for all domestic workers. Join us as we explore the invisible faces of the people who help the Massachusetts economy move forward.

www.braziliancenter.org

www.circleboston.org

www.marioquiroz.com

African Masks

Oct 1, 2014-Oct 31, 2014
Putterham Branch Library

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Frequent Putterham patron Michael Cornish has generously shared a portion of his collection of authentic tribe-used African masks, on display through the month of October. He selected Ogoni and Ibibio masks from West Africa, which represent a variety of styles, uses, and materials.