New & Noteworthy

  • Summer Programs at the BPL
    Now through August, experience "Summer in the City" with the BPL with programs systemwide for children and teens, the Read Your Way to Fenway summer reading contest and "Passport" program for youth, and a "Bingo" contest for adults.
  • Arts Department Move
    BPL’s Arts Department at the Central Library in Copley Square is now open in its new location in the Washington Room on the second floor of the McKim building.
  • Parker Hill Branch Temporary Closure for Improvements
    The Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library will close on Saturday, July 1, with the last day of service June 30, for approximately one year for needed exterior and interior building repairs and improvements. Learn more about these improvements here.



DIY Galaxy Dough

Monday, June 26, 3:30 p.m.
Uphams Corner Branch

Children ages 6 and older make galaxy dough using household materials and glitter.


South End Writes Presents Katherine Nichols

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

Katherine Nichols reads from her new book Deep Water, a nonfiction narrative. Sponsored by the Friends of the South End Library.


Concert in the Courtyard: Aliya Cycon Project

Wednesday, June 28, 6 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

Led by the first female ‘oud player to graduate Berklee College of Music, Aliya Cycon Project (ACP) blends Aliya Cycon’s soulful compositions with characteristics of traditional Arabic music.


Museum of Science: Science Magic!

Thursday, June 29, 2 p.m.
Faneuil Branch

As part of our Summer Programs, kids explore the science behind magic tricks. Please call 617.782.6705 to register. Click here for more Museum of Science programs.


Concert in the Courtyard: Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras’ ICP

Friday, June 30, 12:30 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras’ Intensive Community Program is a rigorous instrument training program that brings quality classical music instruction to underrepresented communities.