New & Noteworthy

  • Support BPL's Free Programs and Services
    Text “BPL” to 27722 to donate $5 to the Boston Public Library. When prompted, follow the link to complete your gift. Terms are available here. Click here for additional ways to give to the BPL.
  • Trustees Audit and Finance Committee Meeting
    The next Board of Trustees Audit and Finance Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday, December 14, at 4 p.m. at the Central Library in Copley Square. Click here for the agenda. All members of the public are welcome.
  • 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.



Elma Lewis: The Cultural and Political Legacy of an American Icon

Thursday, December 14, 6 p.m.
Grove Hall Branch

A panel of experts leads a community discussion on the legacy, lessons, and impact of arts educator Elma Lewis in Boston and beyond.


Author Talk with Amy Hoffman and Michelle Gabow

Thursday, December 14, 6 p.m.
Jamaica Plain Branch

Amy Hoffman reads from her first novel The Off Season, and playwright and actor Michelle Gabow reads from her short story collection God is a Dog.


Guided Imagery Meditation

Friday, December 15, 12:15 p.m.
West End Branch

Polly Fletcher leads you through a meditation to help you strengthen your mental focus, transform limiting thoughts, reduce stress, and improve overall health.


City-Wide Friends Holiday Book Sale

Saturday, December 16, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cushman Room, Central Library in Copley Square

Stock up on used books and support the Boston Public Library at the City-Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library Book Sale.


Friends of the Grove Hall Branch Book and Bake Sale

Saturday, December 16, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Grove Hall Branch

Find used books and enjoy a delicious treat, all while supporting the Grove Hall Branch.