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

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.

Jan23

Author Talk with Russ Lopez

Tuesday, January 23, 6:30 p.m.
South End Branch

Local historian Russ Lopez reads from his new book Boston 1945-2015: The Decline and Rise of a Great World City. Presented by South End Writes.

Jan24

Researching Your World War One Veteran Ancestors

Wednesday, January 24, 6 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

David Allen Lambert shows you how to reconstruct your ancestor’s service using draft registration cards and enlistments, the US census, discharge papers, and more.

 

Jan25

True Gentlemen: The Broken Pledge of America’s Fraternities

Thursday, January 25, 6 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

John Hechinger embarks on a deep investigation of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and fraternity culture generally and makes the case for how needed reform can happen.