New & Noteworthy

  • Trustees Governance and Development Committee Canceled
    The Trustees Governance and Development Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. in the Kirstein Business Library and Innovation Center has been canceled.
  • BPL Chinatown Opening
    Boston Public Library Chinatown is now open, marking the return of library service in the Chinatown neighborhood for the first time in decades. For more information click here.
  • Black History Month
    Explore the African American experience with our Black Is booklist, a compilation of recent works by and about African Americans for adult readers. See our schedule of Black History Month programs and events for all ages here.
  • Help Us Transcribe our Anti-Slavery Manuscripts
    We've recently completed digitizing our collection of historic Anti-Slavery manuscripts, and now we need your help in transcribing them in order to make them easily accessible to researchers and students. Get started here.



Introduction to Library Catalog

Friday, February 23, 9:30 a.m.
South Boston Branch

Learn how to search for books, check your account, put books on hold, and save your history with the BPL catalog. Bring your own device or use one of our computers.


Ask a Career Counselor

Saturday, February 24, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fields Corner Branch

Drop in to get help on your resume, computer, interview skills, and more from a career counselor.


Malcolm Mitchell’s Reading Rally

Monday, February 26, 10:30 a.m.
Rabb Hall, Central Library in Copley Square

New England Patriots Wide Receiver Malcolm Mitchell shares his children’s book The Magician’s Hat. Limited public seating is available on a first-come first-served basis to visitors with children.


Author Talk with Lauren Prescott

Tuesday, February 27, 6:30 p.m.
South End Branch

Lauren Prescott, historian and Executive Director of the South End Historical Society, discusses her book Boston’s South End. Sponsored by South End Writes.


Toddler Story Hour

Wednesday, February 28, 10:30 a.m.
West End Branch

Children ages 18 months to 3 years accompanied by an adult enjoy stories, songs, and movement.