New & Noteworthy

  • 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.



Concerts in the Courtyard: Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras

Friday, July 29, 12:30 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras’ ICP is a rigorous string instrument training program within BYSO that brings quality classical music instruction to underrepresented communities.


Harry Potter Party

Saturday, July 30, 3 p.m.
Children’s Library, Central Library in Copley Square

Jungle Jim brings the magic of Hogwarts to the Children’s Library to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday.


Historic New England

Monday, August 1, 2 p.m.
Grove Hall Branch

As part of the BPL’s Summer Reading Program, children explore the history of New England teams and invent their own team. Click here for more Historic New England programs.


Social Media Marketing

Tuesday, August 2, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Susan LaPlante-Dube of Precision Marketing provides an overview of social media marketing concepts, options, and strategies for businesses.


Summer Concert with Pat Loomis and Friends

Tuesday, August 2, 6:30 p.m.
South End Branch

Pat Loomis and Friends give a jazz and blues concert in Library Park. Sponsored by the Friends of the South End Library.