New & Noteworthy

  • Kids' and teens' essays are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 1, for the Read Your Way to Fenway contest.
  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.
  • The BPL Bibliocycle brings the library to community events throughout the city, offering books for checkout, library card sign-up, and more.



Kite-Making Workshop

Monday, July 28, 4 p.m.
Lower Mills Branch

Children ages 8 and up make a kite with Ms. Angela. This workshop is limited to 8 participants. Register at 617.298.7841.


Books of Hope

Tuesday, July 29, 2 p.m.
Fields Corner Branch

Teens ages 13-18 write, recite, and perform poetry while discovering new poets and poems. Click here for more Books of Hope events.


Gardening Club

Tuesday, July 29, 4:30 p.m.
Egleston Square Branch

Children plant, tend, and harvest vegetables in the library’s outdoor raised-bed gardens. Newcomers are always welcome.


Mad Scientist Lab

Wednesday, July 30, 2 p.m.
Faneuil Branch

Children unleash their inner scientist, and take their creation home. Click here for more Mad Scientist Labs.


Concert in the Courtyard

Wednesday, July 30, 6 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

Susan Cattaneo blends country, rock, and soul with blues and folk and has written songs covered by numerous artists in Nashville.