New & Noteworthy

    Please note: Beginning Friday, May 22, from 10 p.m. until about 2 a.m., access to may be limited due to scheduled maintenance.
  • The Central Library in Copley Square will be closed on Sunday, May 24, and all Boston Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.
  • As part of Revolutionary Boston, a citywide commemoration of the Revolutionary War, Boston Public Library is hosting a wide variety of Revolution-themed events throughout the year, including author talks, lectures, concerts, and programs for children and teens.
  • 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.



Bike Craft Afternoon

Friday, May 22, 3:30 p.m.
Children’s Library, Central Library in Copley Square

Children ages 4-7 celebrate National Bike Month with a fun craft for their bikes.


Spring Time Book Sale

Saturday, May 23, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
South Boston Branch

Browse low-priced used books, DVDs, and CDs for adults and children. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Boston Branch. All proceeds benefit the South Boston Branch.


Teen Video Gaming Club

Tuesday, May 26, 2 – 4 p.m.
Hyde Park Branch

Teens play games for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, and the PC.


Rachel Revere

Wednesday, May 27, 4 p.m.
Uphams Corner Branch

Rachel Revere, as performed by Joan Gatturna, tells the story of the Boston Tea Party, the Midnight Ride, and the Siege of Boston. Click here to see more Revolutionary Boston programs.


Finding Living Ancestors: Being a Genealogy Gumshoe

Wednesday, May 27, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Abbey Room, Central Library in Copley Square

Mike Maglio gives pointers on how to locate a living relative as part of your genealogy research.