New & Noteworthy

  • The Newsfeed Café, operated by The Catered Affair and home to a satellite WGBH studio, is now open in the Central Library in Copley Square.
  • 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.



Play On: Boston Lyric Opera Sings Shakespeare

Thursday, October 27, 6:30 p.m.
Codman Square Branch

Boston Lyric Opera performs songs, arias, and duets based on the Bard. Click here for more “All the City’s a Stage: A Season of Shakespeare at the Boston Public Library” programs.


Coloring for Adults

Friday, October 28, 2 p.m.
West End Branch

Drop in for a relaxing time of coloring. The library supplies coloring pages, colored pencils, markers, and crayons.


Trick or Treat Magic Show

Saturday, October 29, 10:30 a.m.
Fields Corner Branch

Magician Debbie O’Carroll combines stage magic and comedy with lots of audience participation for a fun Halloween treat.


Druker Lecture: Celebrating Urban Design and Architecture

Saturday, October 29, 2 p.m.
Rabb Hall, Central Library in Copley Square

William Rawn explores architectural design and city-building through an examination of his firm’s projects, including the Central Library in Copley Square and the Cambridge Public Library.


Halloween Party and Neighborhood Stroll

Monday, October 31, 3:30 p.m.
Connolly Branch

Children enjoy fun activities and treats and stroll around Hyde Park to visit neighborhood businesses. Costumes are welcome.