An older man once embarrassed me in front of a group of people when he announced I was a sculptor, asked what the monument outside was about and by whom, and then shamed me when I didn’t know. I still don’t. — anonymous Sculpture, large print Fine Arts Reading Room Main Branch
While a student at Runkle School, in the late 50’s, our music teacher, Ursula Feychek, inspired us with the love of music. One of the ways she had us really pay attention to a piece was to introduce the sound of an instrument and then have us listen to it within a composition. We … More Library Stories: Feeling the Music
Perhaps you have seen things on social media and around the Brookline Library asking you to submit a story to our Artist-in-Residence, Liz Nofziger. Have you found the Ruby Carrel and wondered what that was about? In addition to delving into the recorded history of the Brookline Library, which resides in the stacks, Liz is delving into your … More The Library Stories Series
In 1989 if you wanted to do research you had to go to a library. The internet was unimaginable though only a few years later it appeared as if out of no where. So in 1989 with the intention of researching graduate schools, I headed to the main branch of the Boston Public Library. In … More Library Stories: Everything That Rises Must Converge
Before you could research everything from anywhere, you had to go to the library to find things. On one of these hunts, a young recent graduate came into a conversation with a stranger around a photo exhibition and shared reading. This lead to a lifelong partnership. Tell me your library story.
I am honored as incredible library stories are coming in, primarily through the story submission form on this site, as well as via the Ruby Carrel in the Main Branch. Through these personal library story submissions, I’ve been privy to deep library crushes, revelations, embarrassments, secret drawings, and sonic explorations. I’ve learned of a beautiful … More incredible stories coming in…
The Public Library of Brookline’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence, Liz Nofziger, began her research for her project titled Library Study by observing current uses of the Library’s space and delving into its recorded history. She is equally curious about the unwritten stories you may have that could inspire or inform her interventions in the 3 Brookline Library locations … More Discover the Ruby Carrel