New & Noteworthy

  • Free tours of the Johnson building’s renovated second floor take place once each day during the week of February 22 through March 1.
  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.
  • Try the library’s streaming media service today. Borrow 10 movies, television shows, audiobooks, and albums each calendar month.



Guided Imagery Meditation

Friday, February 27, 12:15
West End Branch

Polly Fletcher guides participants in strengthening mental focus and transforming limiting thoughts to reduce stress and improve overall health.


AARP Tax Aide

Saturday, February 28, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Mattapan Branch

AARP offers drop-in tax assistance. Participants must bring all relevant materials. Click here for more tax aide workshops.


Meet the Author: Anna Staniszewski

Monday, March 2, 4:30 p.m.
Faneuil Branch

Anna Staniszewski, local author of books for children and young adults, discusses her book The Dirt Diary and leads participants in a writing activity. For children ages 6-12.


Taking Steps: Dance Movement Workshop

Tuesday, March 3, 4 p.m.
Dudley Branch

Children in grades 4-8 experience a variety of dance forms including ballet, hip hop, and jazz in this eight-week program. Facilitated by Boston Ballet. Register via 617.442.6186. 


Author Talk with Rose A. Doherty

Tuesday, March 3, 6 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Rose A. Doherty discusses her book Katharine Gibbs: Beyond White Gloves, which examines how Gibbs founded a secretarial school in 1911 that became the best in the world.