New & Noteworthy

  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.
  • Try the library’s streaming media service today. Borrow 10 movies, television shows, audiobooks, and albums each calendar month.



A History of the Irish in Boston

Thursday, March 5, 6 p.m.
West End Branch

Local historian Christopher Daley examines the migration of Irish to the Boston area and discusses the popular anti-Irish sentiment of the time.


Author Talk with Ben Mezrich

Thursday, March 5, 6:30 p.m.
West Roxbury Branch

Ben Mezrich discusses his book Seven Wonders, in which a man must travel around the world to solve a murder.


Play & Sing

Friday, March 6, 10:30 a.m.
Egleston Square Branch

Michelle Henderson from Moms & Music leads children ages 3 and younger and a caregiver in a sing-along of classic and new songs, along with kid-friendly sign language.


Caribbean Festival

Saturday, March 7, 11 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Jamaica Plain Branch

Enjoy authentic Trinidadian cooking, costumes, and music with Kathleen Gaskin-Holland, her troupe of carnival dancers, and Charles Sarjent on the steel drum.


Mini Matsuri

Saturday, March 7, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Mattapan Branch

All ages are invited to celebrate Hina-Matsuri, the Japanese Doll Festival honoring women and girls. Participants make hina dolls and origami, try snacks, and learn about Japan.