Color Songs

Color Songs

Honan-Allston Branch
Through October 31


Landscapes by
Julia Russell

West Roxbury Branch
Through October 31

 Back to School

Back to School: Geography in the Classroom

Leventhal Map Center
Central Library
Through January 25

Spencer Gran image

Boston Scenes

Photos by
Spencer Grant
Boston Public Library Flickr Photostream

New & Noteworthy

  • The Latino Life booklist is published in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) each year. Pick up a copy of the 2014 list at any Boston Public Library location.
  • Learn some fun facts about the Boston Public Library with this graphic that summarizes the most recently completed fiscal year.
  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.



BPL Online Catalog

Wednesday, October 1, 2:30 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Learn how to use the BPL catalog to search for and locate items, manage your borrowing, and add user content like comments, tags, and ratings.


Pajama Story Time

Wednesday, October 1, 6:30 p.m.
Adams Street Branch

Children ages 2 to 7 can bring a favorite blanket or soft toy and snuggle up with bedtime stories, songs, movement, and rhymes.


Cities and Cultural Innovation: A Creative Conversation

Thursday, October 2, 9:30 a.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month with a conversation about how Boston is leading the way in creativity and cultural innovation.


Author Panel

Thursday, October 2, 6 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Florence Ladd is the author of The Spirit of Josephine and Matthew Pratt Guterl is the author of Josephine Baker and the Rainbow Tribe.


An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

Thursday, October 2, 6:30 p.m.
West End Branch

Edgar Allan Poe, portrayed by literary historian and playwright Rob Velella, reads his from his trademark and lesser-known works.