Check Out the New Brookline Library AIR Program Catalog!

It’s here! You can now purchase a printed and bound copy of The Brookline Library Artist-in-Residence Pilot Program featuring Liz Nofziger, written and edited by Bonnie Bastien. It’s also available as a downloadable PDF for free! This catalog documents the pilot artist residency program that launched in 2016 at the Brookline Library, the artwork created by … More Check Out the New Brookline Library AIR Program Catalog!

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Library Story: Wash

I grew up in Belchertown Ma, near the Quabbin Reservoir. My street, Old Enfield Road ends in the water of the reservoir, and you can see the pavement trail off under the water. That’s because the town of Enfield Ma (along with 4 other towns) were demolished in the 1930s to build the Quabbin Reservoir (which … More Library Story: Wash

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

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