New & Noteworthy

  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.
  • Learn some fun facts about the Boston Public Library by visiting the "BPL by the Numbers" page.
  • Follow progress on the Central Library renovation via BPL's Compass blog.



Opera & Forbidden Love – The Tristan and Isolt Legend

Tuesday, October 21, 6 p.m.
Abbey Room, Central Library in Copley Square

This program features a cultural exploration of the classic Celtic legend tale and performances by BLO artists from The Love Potion.


Renovation Roundtable

Tuesday, October 21, 6 p.m.
Guastavino Room, Central Library in Copley Square

Join a roundtable discussion about the Central Library renovation. View the architects’ three-dimensional model of the renovation and speak with staff members about future plans.


Kids’ Club: Seasons with Historic New England

Wednesday, October 22, 4 p.m.
Jamaica Plain Branch

Historic New England explores the changing seasons with a story and craft. For ages 6-12.


MBTA Public Meeting

Thursday, October 23, 6 – 8 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

MBTA personnel outline a proposal to consolidate four Green Line stops along Commonwealth Avenue and take questions from the public.  


Author Talk with Ariadne Ross

Thursday, October 23, 6:30 p.m.
West End Branch

Ariadne Ross reads from her nonfiction book Goddess Liberated: Feminine Love and Empowerment in a Post-Patriarchal World.