New & Noteworthy

  • As part of Revolutionary Boston, a citywide commemoration of the Revolutionary War, Boston Public Library is hosting a wide variety of Revolution-themed events throughout the year, including author talks, lectures, concerts, and programs for children and teens.
  • This summer the Bibliocycle - the library's bike and book trailer outreach program - is making stops around Boston to deliver library services on the go, including book checkout, library card sign up, and story times.
  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.



Annual Friends of the North End Branch Book Sale

Saturday, May 30, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
North End Branch

Browse low-cost books for all ages. All proceeds support the North End Branch.


Chameleon Arts Ensemble Family Concert & Instrument Petting Zoo

Saturday, May 30, 2 – 4 p.m.
Hyde Park Branch

Children and families enjoy a performance followed by an instrument “petting zoo,” in which children handle and play orchestral instruments.


Cherry Blossom Festival

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

All ages are invited to a celebration of Sakura Matsuri, Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festival. Snack on onigiri (rice balls), take a photo in a yukata (summer kimono), and try fun crafts.


Boston and the American Revolution

Monday, June 1, 6 p.m.
Abbey Room, Central Library in Copley Square

Professor Robert Allison examines Boston’s role in the American Revolution. Click here to see more Revolutionary Boston programs.


Author Talk with Nancy Goldner

Monday, June 1, 6:30 p.m.
Adams Street Branch

In her book Living Solo: A Practical Guide To Life On Your Own, Dr. Nancy Goldner provides strategies for enhancing single life.