New & Noteworthy

  • Housing, Health, and Addiction Resource Guides
    Boston Public Library has two online guides that provide resources on housing, health, and addiction. Our Addiction Recovery Resources in Boston Resource Guide contains information on substance use and recovery services and is designed for both active users and their loved ones, and our Housing, Health Hunger, & Help Resource Guide offers information on shelters, food, and medical and legal assistance for the homeless and housing insecure in the Greater Boston area.
  • Community Meeting for Long-term Chinatown Library Services
    Boston Public Library’s last of three community meetings to gather feedback for long-term library services in Chinatown is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24, at 7 p.m., at the Josiah Quincy School cafeteria at 885 Washington Street.
  • Art & Architecture Tour Canceled on October 28
    Due to heavy foot traffic anticipated from the Boston Book Festival, our Art & Architecture Tour on Saturday, October 28 is canceled. Tours resume on Sunday, October 29.

Dudley Renovation Kick-Off Celebration

Saturday, October 21, 11:30 a.m.
Dudley Branch

The Dudley Branch celebrates its $14.7 million renovation with a kick-off ceremony to be led by Mayor Martin J. Walsh. Final design renderings will be revealed, and all are welcome.



Halloween Story Time

Friday, October 20, 10:30 a.m.
South Boston Branch

Kids of all ages celebrate spiders, owls, skeletons, and ghosts with fun stories and songs.


South End Branch Book Sale

Saturday, October 21, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
South End Branch

Browse and buy low-priced books, DVDs, and CDs for all ages and interests. All proceeds support the South End Branch.


Annual Children/YA Used Book Sale

Saturday, October 21, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
West Roxbury Branch

Browse children’s and YA books for all interests. All proceeds benefit the West Roxbury Branch. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Roxbury Branch.


Folk Music with Andy and Judy Daigle

Saturday, October 21, 2 p.m.
Brighton Branch

Andy and Judy Daigle perform original and popular songs, accompanied by guitar and mandolin.


Southern Food and Civil Rights: Feeding the Revolution

Monday, October 23, 6 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Dr. Frederick Douglass Opie details the ways southern food nourished the fight for freedom along with cherished recipes associated with the era.