Participate in the Boston Creates Community Survey, an important part of a citywide cultural planning process led by the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture. Your answers will…

  • Illustrate the kinds of arts, cultural, and creative activities that are most meaningful to Boston area residents;
  • Identify barriers and obstacles that prevent people from taking advantage of cultural programs and activities;
  • Inform decisions about what arts and cultural programs should be supported in the future.

New & Noteworthy

  • Please note: the Central Library in Copley Square will be closed on Sunday, September 6, and all Boston Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day.
  • See the exhibition The Handel and Haydn Society: Bringing Music to Life for 200 Years in the Central Library's Cheverus Room before it closes on September 5.
  • This fall 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.



After-Work Tai Chi

Thursday, August 27, 5 p.m.
West End Branch

Yang-style tai chi instructor Arthur Soo-Hoo leads this low-impact energy exercise.


Concert in the Courtyard

Friday, August 28, 12:30 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

Handel and Haydn Society is the leading Baroque and Classical instrument orchestra and chorus in America.


Chess and Checkers

Saturday, August 29, 2 – 4 p.m.
Hyde Park Branch

Children ages 6-12 are invited to learn to play chess or checkers with Charlie Cleary.


3D Design & Printing

Monday, August 31, 3 p.m.
Teen Central, Central Library in Copley Square

Using 3D modeling software such as Tinkercad and 123D Design, teens design unique 3-dimensional objects to print on the MakerBot 3D printer.


Yoga for Seniors

Tuesday, September 1, 2:45 p.m.
West End Branch

Certified yoga instructor Tatiana Nekrasova leads this low-impact class for seniors.