New & Noteworthy

  • All Boston Public Library locations will be open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and closed on Thursday, November 27, in observance of Thanksgiving.
  • Boston Public Library's Collections of Distinction represent the most outstanding, expansive, and renowned of the library's holdings. Read about one today: Sacco & Vanzetti.
  • The Boylston Street entrance to the Central Library in Copley Square is closed in conjunction with ongoing renovations. Please enter via Dartmouth Street and follow project progress via this link.
  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.



Family Craft Night

Monday, November 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Dudley Branch

Families make a Thanksgiving craft. All ages are welcome.


Harvest Story Time 

Tuesday, November 25, 11 a.m.
West Roxbury Branch

Madeleine Hall leads a story time for ages 2-5.


Study Break

Wednesday, November 26, 3 – 5 p.m.
Dudley Branch

Teens ages 12-18 can take a break from homework to make a snack, play music, watch videos, or talk with friends.


Lapsit Story Time

Friday, November 28, 10:30 a.m.
Fields Corner Branch

This story time features rhymes, stories, and songs that parents and caregivers can use at home. For families with children ages 3 and younger.


Gentle Yoga

Saturday, November 29, 9:30 a.m.
South Boston Branch

Local instructors teach this beginner’s gentle yoga class. Comfortable clothes, a water bottle, and a towel or yoga mat are recommended.