New & Noteworthy

  • Learn some fun facts about the Boston Public Library by visiting the "BPL by the Numbers" page.
  • Try the library’s free streaming media service today. Borrow 10 movies, television shows, audiobooks, and albums each calendar month.
  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.



Author Talk with Bryan Stevenson

Monday, October 27, 6 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

In Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson explores the broken American criminal justice system.


Pooch Partners for Children with Autism

Tuesday, October 28, 4 p.m.
Charlestown Branch

Special therapy dogs join this structured program for children with autism. Registration is required at 617.242.1248.


Halloween Celebration

Wednesday, October 29, 3 – 5:30 p.m.
Jamaica Plain Branch

Celebrate the season with crafts and a “Haunted Woods” show from Rosalita’s Puppets.


The Sacco-Vanzetti Case Revisited

Wednesday, October 29, 6 p.m.
North End Branch

Christopher Daley recounts the saga and trial of Italian immigrant anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti.


Magic with Tom Foolery

Thursday, October 30, 6:30 p.m.
Lower Mills Branch

Families enjoy an interactive performance with Tom Foolery of Fool Tales, who entertains with a mix of magic and silliness.