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    Please note: All Boston Public Library locations are closed on Tuesday, January 27, and Wednesday, January 28, due to the winter storm. Find resources and the latest information via
  • The date has been set for the opening of the second floor of the Johnson building: Saturday, February 21. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the celebratory ribbon cutting takes place at 11 a.m. Learn more.



Boston and the Civil War

Thursday, January 29, 2 – 4 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Author Barbara Berenson discusses her book Boston and the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution. Part of the Never Too Late Group for seniors.


Recycled Paper Workshop

Thursday, January 29, 6:30 p.m.
Uphams Corner Branch

Ronni Komarow leads adults and older children in a project making new objects from recycled paper products.


Baby Lapsit

Friday, January 30, 10:30 a.m.
Brighton Branch

Children under 2 years of age and a caregiver enjoy stories, songs, and lapsit activities. Adult participation is required.


Hatha Yoga

Saturday, January 31, 12:30 p.m.
Fields Corner Branch

Integral yoga instructor Alicia Zipp leads this weekly class. Beginners are welcome.


Neighborhood Services: Home-Sharing

Monday, February 2, 6:30 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Give your feedback to the City of Boston on the home-sharing industry, most commonly facilitated through online platforms such as Airbnb, HomeAway, and FlipKey.