New & Noteworthy

  • Trustees Special Collections Committee Meeting
    The next Trustees Special Collections Committee meeting takes place on Tuesday, May 1, at 8:30 a.m. in the Central Library in Copley Square's Commonwealth Salon. All members of the public are welcome. View the agenda here.
  • Adams Street Branch Renovation Design Meeting
    Join BPL representatives, the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, and the Public Facilities Department for the first design meeting regarding the new Adams Street Branch. All are welcome.
  • Trustees Finance and Audit Committee Meeting
    The next Trustees Finance and Audit Committee Meeting takes place on Friday, April 27, at 8 a.m. at the Central Library in Copley Square's Kirstein Business Library. All members of the public are welcome. View the agenda here.
  • Help Us Transcribe our Anti-Slavery Manuscripts
    We've recently completed digitizing our collection of historic Anti-Slavery manuscripts, and now we need your help in transcribing them in order to make them easily accessible to researchers and students. Get started here.

Events

March22

Chinese-Style Mahjong

Friday, April 27, 2 p.m.– 4 p.m.
West End Branch

Instructors Likam Lie and Nancy Martin show you how to play Mahjong, a tile-based game that originated in China during the Qing dynasty.

April28

90-Second Newbery Film Festival

Saturday, April 28, 2 p.m.–4 p.m.
Rabb Hall, Central Library in Copley Square

90-Second Newbery Film Festival screens movies made by kids that tell the stories of Newbery-winning books in 90 seconds, with hosts James Kennedy and M.T. Anderson. Register here.
Nove20BPO

Boston Philharmonic: Boston MOSAIC

Monday, April 30, 6:30 p.m.
Charlestown Branch

Boston Philharmonic presents Boston MOSAIC, a program for ages 6 to 61+ that includes a concert and the chance to interact with musicians and their instruments.

April24

Adams Street Branch Renovation Design Meeting

Tuesday, May 1, 6:30 p.m.
Adams Street Branch

Join BPL representatives, the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, and the Public Facilities Dept. for the first design meeting regarding the Adams Street Branch renovation. All are welcome.

Nov7

Creating a Winning Business Plan

Wednesday, May 2, 6–8 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

This workshop explores why you need a business plan and how to write one. Presented by SCORE Mentor Tim Nelson.