New & Noteworthy

  • Please note: All Boston Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, October 10, in observance of Columbus Day.
  • The Central Library Renovation is now open to the public. Come in and explore the welcoming new space, refreshed collections, and cutting-edge technology. Learn more about the project here.



Beacon Hill Village Presents the John Sears Political Forum

Monday, September 26, 5:30 p.m.
Central Library in Copley Square, Rabb Hall

Emily Rooney, host of WGBH TV’s Beat the Press, moderates a panel of seasoned observers in a lively but balanced discussion focused on the upcoming presidential election.


Cedar Grove & Cedar Grove Cemetery

Monday, September 26, 6:30 p.m.
Adams Street Branch

Local historian and photographer Robert Bayard Severy shows slides and discuss the historical burials at Cedar Grove.


Author Talk with Ted Reinstein

Tuesday, September 27, 6 p.m.
Abbey Room, Central Library in Copley Square

In Wicked Pissed: New England’s Most Famous Feuds, Ted Reinstein brings to life many of the fights, spats, and arguments that have shaped New England.


South End Writes Presents Joseph Finder

Tuesday, September 27, 6:30 p.m.
South End Branch

Joseph Finder is the bestselling author of Buried Secrets, Suspicion, and Power Play.


Author Talk with Stephen T. Moskey

Wednesday, September 28, 6 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Stephen T. Moskey talks about his recently published dual biography of Larz and Isabel Anderson, which explores the intersection of wealth, celebrity, politics, gender, and race.