New & Noteworthy

  • All Boston Public Library locations are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31, and closed on Thursday, January 1, in observance of the New Year.
  • In celebration of First Night, free half-hour art and architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square will be offered every 15 minutes on Wednesday, December 31. The first tour begins 1 p.m. and the last tour begins at 4:30 p.m.
  • Try the library’s free streaming media service today. Borrow 10 movies, television shows, audiobooks, and albums each calendar month.



Story Time

Monday, December 29, 10:30 a.m.
South End Branch

Toddlers are invited to join in for nursery rhymes, songs, stories, a simple craft, and play time.


Celebrate the Holidays Magic Show

Tuesday, December 30, 3:30 p.m.
East Boston Branch

The whole family participates in Debbie O’Carroll’s magical celebration of Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, New Year’s Eve, Las Posadas, Diwali, and more.


New Year’s Eve Cupcake Decorating

Wednesday, December 31, 3 p.m.
Mattapan Branch

Children ages 6-12 are invited to celebrate 2015 by decorating cupcakes in the craft room.


Winter Program Social

Friday, January 2, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Fields Corner Branch

Find out about upcoming events and share ideas about what programs you would like to see offered at the Fields Corner Branch.


Family Yoga Class

Saturday, January 3, 10:30 a.m.
Connolly Branch

The Hands to Heart Center leads this yoga class for children ages 6 and up accompanied by an adult family member.