New & Noteworthy

  • This summer the Bibliocycle - the library's bike and book trailer outreach program - is making stops around Boston to deliver library services on the go, including book checkout, library card sign up, and story times.
  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.
  • Try the library’s streaming media service today. Borrow 10 movies, television shows, audiobooks, and albums each calendar month.



Author Talk with Kate DiCamillo

Thursday, May 7, 4 p.m.
Children’s Library, Central Library in Copley Square

Newbery Award-winning author Kate DiCamillo presents a kid-friendly exploration of how stories bring us together. Seating is limited. Groups, please call ahead via 617.536.5400.


Author Talk with Marian Parry

Thursday, May 7, 6 p.m.
Abbey Room, Central Library in Copley Square

Author, poet, and artist Marian Parry discusses The Paris Book.


Knitting for Teens

Friday, May 8, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Roslindale Branch

Experienced knitter Chris Turvey leads this beginner knitting group for teens. Participants create items of their own choosing. Yarn and needles are provided.


Mother’s Day Crafternoon

Saturday, May 9, 2 – 4 p.m.
Adams Street Branch

Make gifts for a special woman in your life. Crafts include pop-up cards, coffee filter flowers, and kid-made Mother’s Day books.


Design a 3D Model Home

Monday, May 11, 3 p.m.
Teen Central, Central Library in Copley Square

Using 123D Design, teens create a unique model house to print on the MakerBot 3D printer.