New & Noteworthy

  • All Boston Public Library locations will be open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and closed on Thursday, November 27, in observance of Thanksgiving.
  • The Boylston Street entrance to the Central Library in Copley Square is closed in conjunction with ongoing renovations. Please enter via Dartmouth Street and follow project progress via this link.
  • There are more than 95,000 images on the library's Flickr photostream. Have a look.
  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.



Getting Started in Business

Thursday, November 20, 6 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

This workshop provides an overview of business start-up and planning considerations. Register via 617.287.7750 or Part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.


Living with Logan

Thursday, November 20, 6:30 p.m.
East Boston Branch

Michael Philip Manheim speaks about his experiences covering Logan Airport and its impact on East Boston during the turbulent 1970s.


E-books at the BPL

Friday, November 21, 2 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Learn how to check out e-books from the library using a variety of devices. If you have an e-reader or a tablet, please bring it and the cord it comes with to class.


Chess and Checkers

Saturday, November 22, 2 – 5 p.m.
Hyde Park Branch

Learn to play chess or checkers with expert instructor Charlie Cleary. All skill levels are welcome. For children ages 5-13.


Family Craft Night

Monday, November 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Dudley Branch

Families make a Thanksgiving craft. All ages are welcome.