New & Noteworthy

  • All Boston Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, February 15, in observance of Presidents' Day.
  • The Rare Books Reading Room at the Central Library will be temporarily closed to the public from Tuesday, February 16 through Friday, February 19 to make improvements to the space, including the installation of new carpet. During this time, all Boston Public Library rare books and manuscript materials will be unavailable for viewing. Please note that many items from the Rare Books Department are available online through Digital Commonwealth or the Internet Archive.
  • Registration for the series BPL Yoga: Intelligence for Body, Mind, & Soul at the Central Library is full due to popular demand. Registered spots will be held until 11:55 a.m. the day of the class, at which time they will be released to a yogi who is present. Classes are held Tuesdays at noon through February 16.
  • BPL card holders can access more than 300 free six-week online Gale Courses, with topics including project management, guitar, grant writing, video editing, and more.



Concert with Judy Pancoast

Tuesday, February 16, 4 p.m.
Codman Square Branch

Judy Pancoast helps children shake off their wintertime cabin fever with songs to get them dancing. Click here for more February Vacation Week concerts with Judy Pancoast.


Break Into Tech: General Assembly Ask Us Anything

Tuesday, February 16, 6:30 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Leon Noel, co-founder and CEO of SocialSci, answers your questions about transitioning to a career in tech. Please register at


DIY Bird Houses and Feeders

Wednesday, February 17, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Uphams Corner Branch

In celebration of National Bird Feeding Month, teens and adults are invited to make a personalized bird house and/or bird feeder.


Weaving with Historic New England

Thursday, February 18, 1 p.m.
Adams Street Branch

Children learn how clothing and other textiles were produced in the colonial period and weave their own projects on a loom.


Author Talk with Dr. Peter Grinspoon

Thursday, February 18, 6 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Dr. Peter Grinspoon, a Harvard-educated MD, discusses his memoir “Free Refills: A Doctor Confronts His Addiction.”