New & Noteworthy

  • All Boston Public Library locations are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24, and closed on Thursday, December 25, in observance of Christmas.
  • Try the library’s free streaming media service today. Borrow 10 movies, television shows, audiobooks, and albums each calendar month.
  • The Boylston Street entrance to the Central Library in Copley Square is closed in conjunction with ongoing renovations of the Johnson building. Please enter the Central Library via Dartmouth Street and follow project progress via this link.
  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.



Creative Drama

Thursday, December 18, 4 p.m.
Roslindale Branch

Ann Adams leads children ages 7-12 in storytelling and improvisation activities.


Programming Study Community Meeting

Thursday, December 18, 6 p.m.
Faneuil Branch

Participate in the design phase for the renovation of the Faneuil Branch by providing feedback on a presentation from the project architects.


Kids Crafts: Sugar Cube Igloo

Friday, December 19, 4 p.m.
Lower Mills Branch

Children ages 6-12 are invited to make an igloo using glue and sugar cubes.


City-Wide Friends Holiday Book Sale

Saturday, December 20, 10 a.m – 1 p.m.
Cushman Room, Central Library in Copley Square

Last minute shoppers can find a special holiday gift at the City-Wide Friends’ book sale. All proceeds benefit the Boston Public Library.


Year’s-End Book Sale

Saturday, December 20, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
South Boston Branch

Browse low-priced used books and audio-visual items. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Boston Branch. All proceeds benefit the South Boston Branch.