New & Noteworthy

  • Dudley Branch Closing for Renovation
    At 5 p.m. on Friday, November 17, the Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library will undergo a temporary closure for a $14.7 million renovation with plans to reopen in Spring 2020. View relocated programs during the temporary closure here.
  • Thanksgiving
    Please note: All Boston Public Library locations will be open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, and closed on Thursday, November 23, in observance of Thanksgiving.
  • Automatic Renewals Policy
    Beginning November 1, we're changing our renewals policy so items will now automatically renew up to two times. Click here for more information and to learn about the items not eligible for automatic renewal.



Arts and Crafts for Adults

Friday, November 24, 2 – 4 p.m.
Charlestown Branch

Use the branch’s art supplies to express yourself through coloring, drawing, and painting, or bring in your own craft, knitting, or needlework projects.


Girls Who Code

Saturday, November 25, 2 p.m.
Grove Hall Branch

Girls in grades 5-12 learn the basics of programming and work on a community impact project with programming skills. Registration is required via


Ask a Career Counselor

Monday, November 27, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Fields Corner Branch

Talk to a career counselor about your resume, computer skills, interview skills, and more.


The 75th Anniversary of the Cocoanut Grove Fire

Tuesday, November 28, 6 p.m.
Rabb Hall, Central Library in Copley Square

Discover the history and impact of the worst nightclub fire in US history.


Financial Fitness for Folks Under 40, Part Two

Tuesday, November 28, 6 p.m.
Newsfeed Café, Central Library in Copley Square

Certified Financial Planner Eric Roberge explores what adults under age 40 can do today to create financial freedom for tomorrow. Part of our Bank of America Finance and Business Series.