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The Public Library of Brookline -- Main Library
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We hope to see you out this afternoon at Brookline Day! 11a-3p, Larz Anderson Park.
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FYI: All of our locations will be opening at 11 am on the following dates due to staff professional development training:

October 2, 2014
December 18, 2014
March 19, 2015
June 18, 2015

Thank you for your understanding as we strive to serve you better!
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Good news!

We've increased the number of monthly Hoopla checkouts from 5 to 10.

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Excellent work done by the City of Boston Archives and volunteers.
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Main Library will be hosting Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive on March 29 and 30 from 1-4 pm.

We invite you to come and browse the digital archive, speak with Our Marathon staff members about its creation, and add your own stories, photos, etc to the archive.
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All Brookline libraries will be closed today, Tuesday 1/27 due to the storm. Stay safe out there!
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All Brookline Libraries will close at 5pm today, 1/26 and will remain closed until Wednesday, 1/28 due to the storm
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The Trustees and the Friends of the Brookline Public Library are participating in Freedom Day, held this year on Thursday, September 11.
Freedom day is a national event created to provide active military, their immediate families, and veterans a day of FREE goods & services offered by their community as a way of saying thanks. In Brookline it’s extended to first responders as well (police officers, Firefighters, EMT’s and their families).

Please visit the Main Library information desk tomorrow to receive: 

* 1 coupon good towards a free regular coffee or tea from Kookoo’s Nest, the library's cafe

* 1 coupon good towards 2 $1 books from the Friends book sale
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Author Paul Clerici will be visiting our Coolidge Corner branch this evening at 7 pm to talk about his new book, "Boston Marathon History By The Mile."
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It's a beautiful afternoon in Brookline!

Main Library and our Coolidge Corner branch are open from 1-5 pm today.
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Share your story.

Main Library will be hosting Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive on March 29 and 30 from 1-4 pm.

Browse the archive, speak with Our Marathon staff, and enter your own stories, photos, video and other media into the archive.
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361 Washington St Brookline, MA 02445
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"Helpful and friendly staffs,very kid friendly great location."
"It's a wonderful place to while away a Sunday afternoon."
"Helpful staff, quite, cafe, good wifi"
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Sam Archer
6 months ago
This library has a nice kids section, friendly librarians. It's easy to get books on interlibrary loan, with self service pickup and check out. Nice cafe takes downstairs, with Japanese iced green tea in the vending machine, in case you are with kiddo and you need to have a snack break.
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Nathan Wright
a year ago
All in all, this library is wonderful. While it is not the biggest library in the city, it has a small feel that keeps it a cozy, intimate place, while still being accessible. It's a wonderful place to while away a Sunday afternoon.
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Vallie Nin
a year ago
This library has it all! A beautiful building, wonderful staff, free parking, free wifi, and an excellent selection of books, CDs, and movies. What more could you want?
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Doreen palmer
11 months ago
Helpful and friendly staffs,very kid friendly great location.
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Psyrosniper Gaming
9 months ago
Really Great Love it, great staff, books, and I love having board games, and video games, I'm only a little sad you removed the kookoos nest. Overall great if you get hungry go to kookoos cafe in Brookline village it's great as well.
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Pratip Banerji
a year ago
Beautiful library in the heart of Brookline. It's got a classic feel and tons of books, videos and other material. Hunneman Hall is a beautiful hall for piano recitals.
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sean guerin
a month ago
great library
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Alex McConnell
a year ago
Real classic feel to it. Also, lotta books.