New & Noteworthy

  • The Newsfeed Café, operated by The Catered Affair and home to a satellite WGBH studio, opens in the Central Library in Copley Square on Friday, September 30.
  • The Central Library Renovation is now open to the public. Come in and explore the welcoming new space, refreshed collections, and cutting-edge technology. Learn more about the project here.
  • Please note: All Boston Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, October 10, in observance of Columbus Day.



Introduction to Canning: Homemade Jams and Jellies

Thursday, September 29, 6 p.m.
Uphams Corner Branch

Afton Cyrus, a Test Cook at America’s Test Kitchen and owner of Jam Sessions, offers an introduction to canning and making jams at home. Registration required at 617.265.0139.


One City One Story Discussion

Friday, September 30, 10 a.m.
West Roxbury Branch

Join BPL librarians Sheila Scott and Laura Pattison for a discussion of Kelly Link’s off-beat and magical story “The Faery Handbag.”


City-Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library Book Sale

Saturday, October 1, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cushman Room, Central Library in Copley Square

Stock up on low-priced books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, and records at the City-Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library book sale. All proceeds support the Boston Public Library.


Concert with Uno, Dos, Tres Andrés

Monday, October 3, 10:30 a.m.
Egleston Square Branch

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Uno, Dos, Tres Andrés performs interactive bilingual songs inspired by Latin America. Click here for more concerts with Uno, Dos, Tres Andrés.


Ancient Chinese Music and Tea Ceremony

Tuesday, October 4, 6:30 p.m.
South End Branch

The Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra presents an overview of ancient Chinese music and the ritual of tea, followed by a tea ceremony and tea tasting.