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.
  • Try the library’s streaming media service today. Borrow 10 movies, television shows, audiobooks, and albums each calendar month.
  • There are more than 95,000 images on the library's Flickr photostream. Have a look at vintage photos, posters, and more.
  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.



Toussaint Louverture & the New England Abolitionists

Tuesday, September 23, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Rare Books Lobby and Abbey Room, Central Library in Copley Square

Following a viewing of the exhibition The Soul of a Man in the Rare Books Lobby, Charlot Lucien speaks on Toussaint Louverture in the Abbey Room.


Author Talk with Jean Gibran

Tuesday, September 23, 6:30 p.m.
South End Branch

Jean Gibran reads from her book Love Made Visible: Scenes From a Mostly Happy Marriage.


Circle Time

Wednesday, September 24, 10:30 a.m.
Lower Mills Branch

Toddlers listen to stories, move along to fun songs, and play together. For ages 3 and younger, but all children are welcome.


Exhibition Reception and Community Discussion

Thursday, September 25, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Grove Hall Branch

Artists Shea Justice and Jason Pramas discuss their exhibition Boston Strong? and lead a community discussion on issues of violence in and against communities of color.


Art talk with Jason Parris Fitz-Gerald

Thursday, September 25, 6:30 p.m.
East Boston Branch

Jason Parris Fitz-Gerald’s bold paintings are inspired by his home country of Guyana.