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.

Events

June27

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.

June28

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.

June29

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.

June30

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.

June10

Play and Learn Block Party

Saturday, July 1, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hyde Park Branch

Children play, build, and learn together with wood blocks, magnetic blocks, KAPLA blocks, soft blocks, and baby blocks.