New & Noteworthy

  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.
  • Try the library’s streaming media service today. Borrow 10 movies, television shows, audiobooks, and albums each calendar month.



Caribbean Festival

Saturday, March 7, 11 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Jamaica Plain Branch

Enjoy authentic Trinidadian cooking, costumes, and music with Kathleen Gaskin-Holland, her troupe of carnival dancers, and Charles Sarjent on the steel drum.


Mini Matsuri

Saturday, March 7, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Mattapan Branch

All ages are invited to celebrate Hina-Matsuri, the Japanese Doll Festival honoring women and girls. Participants make hina dolls and origami, try snacks, and learn about Japan.


Gaming Tournament

Monday, March 9, 3 p.m.
Teen Central, Central Library in Copley Square

As part of Teen Tech Week, teens ages 13-18 compete with friends to see who will be the ultimate gamer. Click here for more Teen Tech Week programs.


Author Talk with Jennifer Haigh

Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 p.m.
South End Branch

Jennifer Haigh reads from her short story collection News From Heaven. Presented by South End Writes.


Intro to Scratch

Wednesday, March 11, 3 p.m.
Grove Hall Branch

Teens make websites with Scratch, a free programming language which introduces users to animation and interactive media creation. Click here for more Teen Tech Week programs.