New & Noteworthy

  • The Latino Life booklist is published in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) each year. Pick up a copy of the 2014 list at any Boston Public Library location.
  • Try the library’s streaming media service today. Borrow 10 movies, television shows, audiobooks, and albums each calendar month.
  • There are more than 95,000 images on the library's Flickr photostream. Have a look at vintage photos, posters, and more.
  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.



Author Talk with Bill Raynor

Thursday, September 18, 6 p.m.
Grove Hall Branch

Bill Raynor reads from his book Poetry in Motion: The Meaning of Sports in Everyday Life.


Book Jacket Crafts

Saturday, September 20, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Egleston Square Branch

Children and teens create collages, boxes, jewelry, and more with book jackets.


Preschool Story Time

Monday, September 22, 10:30 a.m.
Faneuil Branch

Preschoolers and caregivers enjoy stories, songs, and action rhymes that encourage early literacy.


Toussaint Louverture & the New England Abolitionists

Tuesday, September 23, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Rare Books Lobby and Abbey Room, Central Library in Copley Square

Following a viewing of the exhibition The Soul of a Man in the Rare Books Lobby, Charlot Lucien speaks on Toussaint Louverture in the Abbey Room.


Author Talk with Jean Gibran

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

Jean Gibran reads from her book Love Made Visible: Scenes From a Mostly Happy Marriage.