Special Events

Celebrate Music 2016 - Concert #4

Thu 6/2 5:30 PM at Main Library, Hunneman Hall

Celebrate Music 2016, a new offering for Arts Brookline this year, brings a spectrum of free musical performances to the Main Library in Hunneman Hall. This series is sponsored by Arts Brookline/Hammond Residential, The Friends of the Brookline Public Library, Brookline Interactive Group, and volunteer support from the Brookline Commission for the Arts. For more information go to: artsbrookline.org

Three performances highlight our Thursday, June 2 program with 45 minute sets followed by 15 minute breaks. Catch infectious melodies, a killer voice, and outstanding guitar skills by Ryan Sweezey at 5:30 p.m., followed by acoustic guitar virtuoso, R.D. King at 6:30 p.m., and ending with TRY at 7:30 p.m., a young band who delivers a fresh sound of hybrid indie rock and electronica.


Howie Newman & Jackie Damsky

Sat 6/4 2:00 PM at Main Library lawn

Not your typical guitar-fiddle duo. Howie Newman and Jackie Damsky, longtime performers on the New England acoustic music scene, play funny original songs (suitable for all ages) as well as well-known covers. It’s a very lively show with great musicianship and tight vocal harmonies.

BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS AND BEACH TOWELS-- this event will be held on the library lawn if the weather is amenable. If not, the performance will be held in Hunneman Hall.

This performance is part of Brookline PorchFest, sponsored by the Public Library of Brookline.



The Friends of the Brookline Library Annual Meeting 2016

Wed 6/8 7:00 PM at Main Library, Hunneman Hall

Guest speaker: B.A. Shapiro, author

As B.A. Shapiro describes her background, “in my previous career incarnations I have directed research projects for a residential substance abuse facility, worked as a systems analyst/statistician, headed the Boston office of a software development firm, and served as an adjunct professor teaching sociology and creative writing. I like being a novelist the best.” Author of the best-selling The Art Forger, and most recently The Muralist, we agree with Barbara that we, too, like her being a novelist the best! With a starry cast from the art world of the 1940’s, including Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and William de Kooning, The Muralist is a "masterfully imagined work about art, war, family, truth and freedom.” (Lisa Genova, author of Still Alice). Join us on Wednesday, June 8, to hear Barbara talk about this latest work and her “favorite” life as a novelist!

A short Friends business meeting will begin at 6:30pm. Refreshments will be served.


Tee Off at the Library

Sat 6/18 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Main Library

Join us for a day of mini-golf & treasure hunting in the spirit of Indiana Jones.

Get your tickets early!

For all ages: Get your tickets over at the Brookline Recreation department site starting May 1st. Tickets are $3 per person, $5 at the door.

For adults 21+: Get your tickets online starting May 1st here. Tickets are $5 or $15 (including alcohol), but after June 16th, tickets will only be available at the door for $10 or $20 (including alcohol.) This event is limited to golfers 21+ -- if you're not 21 or older, please get your tickets for golf in the afternoon for all ages!

Festivities will include

  • Mini-golf (with loop de loops!)
  • An invitation to both gents and ladies to adventure with Indiana Jones -- draw inspiration for your outfit from the movies or from the 1930s era.
  • A professional photo booth with Indiana Jones props
  • Face-painting in the afternoon
  • Catered delectables and cocktails in the evening
  • The chance to get a beautiful henna design in the evening

Beer, wine, and cocktails from the outstanding local purveyors, Samuel Adams and the Wine Gallery.

We thank our generous sponsors for the event including the Friends of the Brookline Library, the Trustees of the Brookline Library, Otto, Roche Bros, Whole Foods, The Wine Gallery, Samuel Adams, and Richard Reed Homes.