New & Noteworthy

  • The Newsfeed Café, operated by The Catered Affair and home to a satellite WGBH studio, is now open in the Central Library in Copley Square.
  • 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.

All the City’s a Stage: A Season of Shakespeare at the BPL

Through June 2017

All the City’s a Stage: A Season of Shakespeare at the Boston Public Library programming includes author talks, poetry readings, lectures, theatrical performances, book clubs, film screenings, youth programs, workshops, and more at Boston Public Library locations system wide.



Building Boston’s Landmark L Street Power Plant

Monday, December 5, 6 p.m.
South Boston Branch

Historian Gilmore G. Cooke explores the history of South Boston’s local power station with the help of photographs from 1898 and beyond.


Beginning Senior Yoga

Tuesday, December 6, 3 p.m.
West Roxbury Branch

Improve strength, flexibility, and mobility through standing or seated yoga poses specially adapted for seniors ages 55 and older. All mats and props are provided and no experience is necessary.


Researching World War I and World War II Veterans

Wednesday, December 7, 4 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

David A. Lambert explores how family ephemera such as dog tags, letters, or discharge papers, can give clues to the unit or the vessel to which your relative was attached.


Get a Grip on Business Writing

Wednesday, December 7, 6 p.m.
North End Branch

Kim Kerrigan covers six steps for writing professional e-mails and letters with greater ease and organization.


Opera 101: The Voices of Opera

Thursday, December 8, 6 p.m.
Rabb Hall, Central Library in Copley Square

Musicologist Naomi Barrettara leads a lively discussion on the voices of opera, with listening insights on everything from timbre to tone for sopranos through basses.