New & Noteworthy

  • The date has been set for the opening of the second floor of the Johnson building: Saturday, February 21. Learn more.
  • Services, programs, and collections for children and teens will be unavailable at the Central Library in Copley Square from Monday, February 9, through Saturday, February 14, due to renovation activities.
  • The Central Library in Copley Square will be closed on Sunday, February 15, and all Boston Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, February 16, in observance of Presidents Day.
  • As noted in our catalog, while materials and services are moving during the Central Library renovation, some items with a status of "in" at the Central Library in Copley Square may not be immediately available. Please speak to a staff member for assistance.

Events

Jan26homesharing

Neighborhood Services: Home-Sharing

Monday, January 26, 6:30 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Give your feedback to the City of Boston on the home-sharing industry, most commonly facilitated through online platforms such as Airbnb, HomeAway, and FlipKey. 

Jan26

Author Talk with Nancy Goldner

Monday, January 26, 6:30 p.m.
Adams Street Branch

In her book Living Solo: A Practical Guide To Life On Your Own, Dr. Nancy Goldner provides strategies for enhancing single life.

Jan27

Author Talk with Alison Barnet

Tuesday, January 27, 6 p.m.
South End Branch

Longtime South End resident Alison Barnet reads from her new mystery Sitting Ducks.

Jan28

Get Started on Your Family History

Wednesday, January 28, 6 p.m.
Abbey Room, Central Library in Copley Square

With the principle of working from the known to the unknown, Rhonda R. McClure outlines the first steps to uncovering your genealogy.

Jan29

Boston and the Civil War

Thursday, January 29, 2 – 4 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Author Barbara Berenson discusses her book Boston and the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution. Part of the Never Too Late Group for seniors.