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All library locations will be closed Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.

New & Noteworthy

  • Fellowes Athenaeum Trust Advisory Committee Meeting
    The next BPL Trustree's Fellowes Athenaeum Trust Advisory Committee meeting takes place on Thursday, May 24, at 12:30 p.m. at the Grove Hall Branch. All are welcome. View the agenda here.




Tuesday, May 29, 4:30 p.m.
Charlestown Branch

Children enjoy a concert that entertains and teaches tolerance and kindness.


Community Meditation

Wednesday, May 30, 4:30 p.m.
South End Branch

Poornima Kirby leads a free weekly Sahaja Meditation class to relieve stress, bring balance, and steady attention.


Jazz Concert with the Polar Vortex Ensemble

Thursday, May 31, 6:30 p.m.
Brighton Branch

Polar Vortex is an eight-piece instrumental ensemble playing music ranging from classic jazz standards to soul, funk, and R&B.


Concerts in the Courtyard

Friday, June 1, 12:30 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

Boston Lyric Opera and Castle of our Skins showcase the lives and stories of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr., and Paul Robeson through the music of opera.


City-Wide Friends Book Sale

Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cushman Room, Central Library in Copley Square

Support the Boston Public Library by buying used books from the City-Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library book sale.