New & Noteworthy

  • Kids' and teens' essays are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 1, for the Read Your Way to Fenway contest.
  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.
  • The BPL Bibliocycle brings the library to community events throughout the city, offering books for checkout, library card sign-up, and more.



Mad Scientist Lab

Wednesday, July 30, 2 p.m.
Faneuil Branch

Children unleash their inner scientist, and take their creation home. Click here for more Mad Scientist Labs.


Concert in the Courtyard

Wednesday, July 30, 6 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

Susan Cattaneo blends country, rock, and soul with blues and folk and has written songs covered by numerous artists in Nashville.


Museum of Science: Rockets

Thursday, July 31, 3 p.m.
Charlestown Branch

Kids design, build, and test balloon rockets. Register at 617.242.1248. Kids under ten must be accompanied by an adult. Click here for more Museum of Science events.


ReadBoston Story Mobile

Thursday, July 31, 7 p.m.
West Roxbury Branch

The ReadBoston Storymobile visits to provide fun storytelling events and free books for children. Click here for more ReadBoston events.


Boston Nature Center

Friday, August 1, 10 a.m.
West End Branch

A Mass Audubon teacher introduces children to the wonders of the natural world through movement, games, stories, and art. Click here for more Boston Nature Center events.