New & Noteworthy

  • 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.



Budgeting for a Wedding

Monday, April 23, 6 p.m.
Newsfeed Café, Central Library in Copley Square

Explore how to determine needs versus wants and how to save for and finance your wedding. Click here to register.


National Day of Conversation Programs

Tuesday, April 24
Central Library in Copley Square

Join a series of National Day of Conversation programs as part of the National Week of Conversation. Conversation topics include immigration, safety and justice, and more.


New England’s General Stores: Exploring an American Classic

Wednesday, April 25, 6 p.m.
Abbey Room, Central Library in Copley Square

Ted Reinstein offers a nostalgic picture of general stores, a colonial staple and steadfast institution of small towns from Connecticut to Maine.


Crossing Borders with Poetry: Celebrating Immigrant Poets

Thursday, April 26, 7 p.m.
Roslindale Branch

An open mic with Barbara Siegel Carlson, translator of Slovene poetry, U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo, Zimbabwean poet and singer, and Sharon Amuguni, Kenyan poet and artist, and more.


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.