Library Stories: Shame

    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


A chance meeting

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.  

incredible stories coming in…

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…

Discover the Ruby Carrel

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