The Coolidge Corner location is closed for renovations for six months. Please see our hours page for updated hours at all other locations.

Teen Screen Thursday

Every Thursday we will be showing a movie in the Teen Room. This fall we will be showing, in order, all of the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

This week’s movie, on September 28, is Iron Man 2 (2010) and will start at 4:00 PM.

Iron Man 2 is rated PG-13  for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, and some language.

Girls Who Code 2017-2018

The first session of our Tuesday Club will be held at 6:30 PM on October 10 in the Computer Lab at Brookline Village.

The first session of our Thursday Club will be held at 6:30 PM on October 12 in the Computer Lab at Brookline Village.

If you’ve missed the first couple of sessions, don’t worry, there’s still time to sign up! Our facilitators can get you caught up, so please do continue to sign up if you’re interested in joining us.

Eventbrite - Girls Who Code Brookline Public Library 2017-2018

Fierce Reads Tour

Get your tickets via the Brookline Booksmith here.

Brookline Booksmith and the Public Library of Brookline are proud hosts of the Fall 2017 Fierce Reads Tour! Join us at the library for a night of fantastic YA fiction from four amazing authors. This year’s tour features:

  • Jennifer Mathieu, author of Moxie–A Fierce Reads vet makes her triumphant return with a book about high school that will make you riot!
  • Anna-Marie McLemore, author of Wild Beauty–The Nomeolvides women have always tended the magical gardens of La Pradera, and their lovers have always disappeared–until now.
  • Mitali Perkins, author of You Bring the Distant Near–One family, three generations of Bengali women who search the world for their spark.
  • Caleb Roehrig, author of Last Seen Leaving–Closeted Flynn’s girlfriend is missing, and uncovering the secret of her disappearance might uncover his secret as well.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • Tickets are free but required
  • There will be a waitlist
  • Event will take place at the Brookline Village location of the Public Library of Brookline
  • PLEASE RETURN YOUR TICKET IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND and make room for other attendees
  • Books will be for sale at the event courtesy of Brookline Booksmith

 

Temporary Closing

On Thursday, July 20, and Friday, July 21, our Brookline Village location will be closed to the public as we complete the final stages of our collection shifting project. We’re improving customer service through easier access to our most popular materials, like fiction and periodicals, and adding a variety of new seating options on two floors.

Our Coolidge Corner and Putterham locations will be open for their regular hours on both days.

(Thursday: 10 AM-9 PM at Coolidge Corner; 10 AM-6 PM at Putterham
Friday: 9:30 AM-5 PM at Coolidge Corner; 10 AM-5 PM at Putterham)

Brookline Village will reopen on Monday, July 24, and staff will be on hand to introduce patrons to the new layout.

Adult Summer Scratch Ticket Challenge


Begins July 03 and runs through August 18.


How does it work?

It’s simple: check out any title from a Brookline library and receive an instant-win scratch ticket. There is no need to sign up: if you win a prize, you win instantly! If you don’t win a prize, fill out your information on the back of the ticket and you will be automatically entered into our grand prize drawing.

Who can participate?

Any patron over the age of 18 is eligible.

Where do I get a ticket?

Tickets will be available at the front Circulation Desk at all branches. If you are using a self-checkout, be sure to print your receipt and show it to a circulation staff member to claim your ticket.

What can I win?

The small prize is a little sweet treat. The larger prizes are $30 Amazon gift cards. And the grand prize is a $100 gift card to OpenTable.

Are there any limits to the challenge?

In order to give everyone a fair chance, the following rules apply:

  • You must be 18 or up to play. If you are still in school, check out our Teen or Children’s Summer Reading Challenges available!
  • You must check out an item to get a ticket, so be sure to keep your receipt or check out with one of the Circulation staff members to get a ticket.
  • You can only get one scratch ticket per day. If you want more chances, visit the library as often as you can!
  • Any item counts towards a ticket (books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, etc.)
  • If you win one of the Amazon gift cards, you will not be eligible to win a second one. You will however be eligible for our grand prize raffle
  • Turn in your losing scratch ticket to be entered in our grand prize raffle – one chance per ticket. Anyone who has won a small or medium prize will also get one chance per ticket in the grand raffle.
  • All locations will participate but any gift card winner must pick up their prize at the Main library branch in Brookline Village.

 

13 Reasons Why Discussion Forum

Monday, June 5th, at 7pm in the Teen Room, join Brookline Public School counselors, Brookline High School Peer Leaders, and our Teen Librarian for a discussion and Q&A session for teens, parents, educators, and community members.

We’ll talk about:

  • The book
  • The TV series
  • Double standards for guys and girls
  • Bullying
  • Assault
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Read and Watch-alike Titles

Drag Makeup Workshop

Sunday June 4, 2:30pm in the Teen Room, join us as Sham Payne, local drag queen, teaches us about the art of drag makeup. One lucky volunteer will have their makeup applied!

Come ready to learn tips and techniques and to ask questions about the drag community and culture.

Limited to teens in 7th-12th grades.

Teen Summer Scratch Ticket Challenge

You could win a giant gummy bear just for checking titles out of the library! Make the most out of summer reading by participating in our teen Summer Reading Scratch Ticket Challenge.


Starts June 26 and runs through August 25th.


How does it work?

If you’re in 7th to 12th grade, every day when you check out any title from a Brookline library, you’ll get an instant-win scratch ticket.  There is no need to sign up: if you win a prize, you win instantly!  If you don’t win, fill out your information on the back of the ticket and you will be automatically entered in our grand prize drawing.

What kinds of prizes can I win?

You may win small prizes such as candy and J.P. Licks coupons, or larger prizes including $25 gift cards to Amazon, GameStop, or X-Box Live.  If you win a gift card, you’ll be able to choose which kind of card you want.  Our grand prize for our raffle will be a $50 gift card.

The prize board will be updated as items are won — check back to see what is won over the summer, and what you still may have a chance to win!

Check out the prizes below you might win just for checking out different items from our collection!

Giant Gummy Bear on a Stick

Star Wars
Chargers

J. P. Licks Gift Certificates

BB-8
Desk Lamp

Gift Cards Your choice!

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jp_licks

GiftCards

Where do I get a ticket?

You can pick up a ticket from the Teen Room desk at the Main Library or from the Children’s Room Circulation Desk.

What if I’m away this summer?

You can still get tickets and just might win!  To get a scratch ticket even if you’re out of town, please visit this form and submit a short review for a title you’ve read, watched, or played this summer.  Must be at least fifty words to qualify for a ticket.  Once we’ve received your review, we’ll pull the next scratch ticket from the pile and let you know if you’re a winner.  We’ll keep any prizes won safe until each winner can come in and pick them up from your designated home library.

How old do I have to be?

To participate in our teen challenge, you must be entering 7th through 12th grades.

Are there any limits to the challenge?

In order to give everyone a fair chance, the following rules apply:

  • You must check items out to get a ticket, so be sure to keep your receipt or check out in the Children’s Room to pick up your chance to win.
  • You can only get one scratch ticket per day.  If you want more chances, visit the library as often as you can!
  • Any item counts toward a ticket.
  • Turn in your losing scratch ticket to be entered in our grand prize raffle – one chance per ticket.  Anyone who has won a small prize (candy or J. P. Licks) will also get one chance per ticket in the grand prize raffle. If you win a medium prize, we will not use that specific ticket in the drawing for the grand prize, but you can come back the next day for another chance.
  • If you win one of our medium prizes (gift cards, etc.), you will not be eligible to win a second prize at the same level to maximize everyone’s chances.  You will be eligible for our grand prize raffle.
  • You must live or go to school in Brookline and be going in to 7th through 12th grade to participate in our Teen Summer Reading Scratch Ticket Challenge.