New & Noteworthy

  • The Central Library in Copley Square will be closed on Sunday, August 31, and all Boston Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.
  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.
  • Get the facts on how Boston Public Library manages its collections.



Gardening Club

Tuesday, August 26, 4:30 p.m.
Egleston Square Branch

Children ages 12 and under plant, tend, and harvest vegetables in the library’s outdoor raised-bed gardens. Newcomers are always welcome.

American singer/songwriter Ronald Murphy gives concert in Moscow

Concert in the Courtyard

Wednesday, August 27, 6 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

Ron Murphy is known for his interpretation of jazz standards from Ellington to Gershwin.


Get Social: A Beginner’s Guide to Social Media for Businesses

Thursday, August 28, 6:30 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

General Assembly presents a class about the role of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest in business and how to engage consumers on these platforms.


Preschool Story Time

Friday, August 29, 10:30 a.m.
Codman Square Branch

Children ages five and under listen to three books on a particular theme and make crafts.


Concert in the Courtyard

Friday, August 29, 12:30 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

American Century Music performs a program featuring Charles Ives’ String Quartet No. 1.