Interim President David Leonard has accepted the position of Boston Public Library President, following a vote by the BPL Board of Trustees. Read more.

New & Noteworthy

  • Please note: The Central Library in Copley Square will be closed on Sunday, July 3, and all Boston Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
  • In preparation for its grand reopening, the Central Library in Copley Square will be closed to the public on Thursday, July 7, and Friday, July 8. All scheduled tours, concerts, and other programs and events will not be held during that time. For library services, please visit one of our branch locations or access our electronic resources such as e-books, streaming media, and digital magazines.
  • The Central Library Renovation will open to the public on Saturday, July 9, following a ribbon cutting with Mayor Martin J. Walsh at 10:30 a.m. The grand reopening will celebrate the completion of the second and final phase of renovations to the Johnson building constructed in 1972. Learn more about the project here.



Science Magic

Thursday, June 30, 3 p.m.
Connolly Branch

As part of our Summer Reading Program, children explore the science behind magic tricks while performing experiments. Click here for more Science Magic programs.


Concerts in the Courtyard: Phil Berman

Friday, July 1, 12:30 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

Phil Berman is a singer-songwriter living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, whose first record, The Battle of Bunker Hill, includes everything from folk to big band.


Yoga For Older Adults

Saturday, July 2, 10 a.m.
Parker Hill Branch

Earthseed Yoga hosts this class for adults ages 55 and older. All experience levels are welcome. Yoga mats and props will be provided.


All-Star Story Time

Tuesday, July 5, 10:30 a.m.
South Boston Branch

As part of the BPL’s Summer Reading Program, children exercise their imaginations simply by opening a book. Click here for more All Star Story Times.


Financing Sources for Startups and Small Businesses

Tuesday, July 5, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Riley Rodgers, the founder of Crash Alert, provides an overview of financing sources for startups and small businesses that covers debt, equity, and alternative options.