New & Noteworthy

  • A special meeting of the Boston Public Library Board of Trustees will be held in the Abbey Room at the Central Library in Copley Square on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at 8 a.m. The meeting will include a report on investigations into the missing Albrecht Dürer engraving and Rembrandt etching, the external BPL Operational and Financial Assessment by Chrysalis Management, LLC, the BPL's system-wide safety and security, and BPL collections management. The Abbey Room is located on the second floor of the Central Library at 700 Boylston Street. Attendees should enter from Dartmouth Street.
  • 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.



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.


First Look Staged Reading

Tuesday, June 2, 6:30 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Fresh Ink Theatre presents a staged reading of the play The Time the House Burned Down, followed by audience feedback.


Glass  Harmonica

Tuesday, June 2, 6:30 p.m.
South End Branch

Enjoy the melodious tunes of the glass harmonica, an instrument invented by Benjamin Franklin. Click here to see more Revolutionary Boston programs.


Gentle Chair Yoga for Seniors

Wednesday, June 3, 1 p.m.
Grove Hall Branch

Seniors gently exercise and stretch in a safe and nurturing environment.