New & Noteworthy

  • Community Program Partnerships
    Boston Public Library is seeking community program partnerships for fiscal year 2019 (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019) at both the Central Library in Copley Square and our twenty-four neighborhood branches that support our activities, collections, and Compass: Strategic Plan. Areas of particular interest include social justice, racial equity, arts and culture, education, immigration, and civic engagement. To be considered, submit the application by January 29, 2018.
  • Arts Department Hours
    Please note the Central Library in Copley Square’s Arts Department has new hours, and is now open on the following schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 1 to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be closed on Sundays.
  • Teen Central Hours
    Please note Teen Central at the Central Library in Copley Square has new hours, and is now open on the following schedule: Mondays through Thursdays from 12 to 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.

Events

Jan18teenauthor

Teen Writing Workshop & Author Talk with Katie Bayerl

Thursday, January 18, 5:30 p.m.– 7:30 p.m.
West Roxbury Branch

Teens are invited to a writing workshop followed by a talk with Katie Bayerl, author of A Psalm for Lost Girls. RSVP to the workshop at friendsofthewestroxburylibrary@gmail.com.

Jan18EROC

Annie E. Clark and Andrea Pino: Co-Founders of End Rape on Campus

Thursday, January 18, 6 p.m.
Rabb Hall, Central Library in Copley Square

Annie E. Clark and Andrea Pino’s organization End Rape on Campus (EROC) works to end campus sexual violence. Part of our Lowell Lecture Series featuring voices of social justice.

Jan19

Parent-Child Playgroup/Grupos De Guego

Friday, January 19, 10 a.m.
East Boston Branch

Children ages 1-5 build their school readiness skills. Para niños de 1 hasta 5 años. ¡Los niños comienzan a desarrollar sus habilidades de preparación para la escuela!

Oct21

New Year’s Book Sale

Saturday, January 20, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
South Boston Branch

Find a wide selection of books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks for all ages. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Boston Branch. All proceeds support the Boston Public Library.

Jan22

It Occurs to Me That I Am America Author Panel

Monday, January 22, 6 p.m.
Rabb Hall, Central Library in Copley Square

Panelists Alice Hoffman, Ha Jin, and Heidi Pitlor consider the fundamental ideals of a free, just, and compassionate democracy.