Special Events


Wendy's Journey on the Pacific Crest Trail

Thu 10/30 7:00 PM

From April to September of 2013, Wendy Johnston backpacked the entire 2,700 mile long Pacific Crest Trail from the US/Mexican Border to the US/Canadian border through California, Oregon, and Washington. Join Wendy on Thursday, October 30, 2014 for a slideshow of photos taken along her hike, as well as a short talk focusing on the lessons that she learned during her 5 months on the PCT. A question and answer session will follow. It is Wendy’s hope that you will leave inspired and encouraged to follow your dreams. 7:00-8:30 PM.

Harry Potter Halloween!

Fri 10/31 3:00 PM

Join us for a Harry Potter Halloween on Friday Oct 31 at the Main Library (all ages)! Dress in your Hogwarts best or pick up a House Pin. All day: potions identification, trivia (with prizes), and activities for kids. Three Broomsticks Afternoon Tea with Honeydukes candies, butterbeer, and savory treats in Hunneman Hall, 3:00-4:30PM.

Second Saturday Senior Social

Sat 11/8 1:30 PM

In honor of Veterans Day we have invited Vietnam Veteran and Bronze Star recipient, Dr. Lawrence Climo who will talk about his unique U. S. Army experience. Climo's book: "An American Doctor in the Vietnam Health Service, 1966-1967" was published in 2013.

1:30-2:30pm in the Conference Room. Light refreshments will be served

This program is jointly sponsored by the Trustees and the Friends of The Public Library of Brookline


An Evening Tea with Gail Carriger

Mon 11/10 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

To have the honour of meeting one-time archaeologist and accomplished author Gail Carriger The Public Library of Brookline in association with the Friends of the Brookline Library requests the pleasure of your company at evening tea at the Main Library in Hunneman Hall on Monday 10th November 2014 at 7 o’clock p.m.

We invite all attendees to dress accordingly — in the spirit of the Finishing School series — although we request you leave your more lethal parasols at home for the evening. The evening’s gathering celebrates the release of the third installment in the Finishing School series, Waistcoats and Weaponry.


Legendary Locals of Brookline

Mon 11/17 7:00 PM

Jennifer Campaniolo will read from her new book, "Legendary Locals of Brookline." Brookline boasts numerous Nobel Prize winners—doctors, scientists, and researchers who have made enormous strides in their fields. Brookline shares Boston’s strong literary tradition, with residents like poet Amy Lowell and mystery writer Dennis Lehane. Brookline has been home to a number of sports luminaries like Larry Bird, Terry Francona, and Robert Kraft. Famous politicians include the 35th president, John F. Kennedy, who was born in Brookline; former governor Michael Dukakis; and New York mayor Michael Bloomberg. Legendary Locals of Brookline tells their stories, as well as the stories of some of the lesser-known heroes and humanitarians who make Brookline a great place to call home. Jennifer is a freelance writer. Originally from New Jersey, she lives in Brookline with her husband.