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: Shirhan Agabeyli

Wednesday, July 27, 6 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

Shirhan Agabeyli is a bass player, composer, and singer born in Ukraine who combines influences from Azerbaijan’s traditional music Mugam with the intricate rhythmical structures of jazz harmony.


Crafts and Games

Thursday, July 28, 3:30 p.m.
Dudley Branch

Teens cool off this summer with an afternoon at the library playing board games and working on crafts.


Solving Family History Mysteries with DNA

Thursday, July 28, 6 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Jennifer Zinck reviews ways to use DNA results for researching your genealogy and explores what the future holds for genetic genealogy.


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.