New & Noteworthy

  • Several library locations are hosting free, fun Halloween events for young people of all ages. Find an event.
  • The mobile version of the library's catalog allows you to search for books and movies, place hold requests, and manage youraccount directly from your smartphone or tablet. Learn more.
  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.



Magic with Tom Foolery

Thursday, October 30, 6:30 p.m.
Lower Mills Branch

Families enjoy an interactive performance with Tom Foolery of Fool Tales, who entertains with a mix of magic and silliness.


Teen Halloween Party

Friday, October 31, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Teen Room, Central Library in Copley Square

Teens ages 13-18 enjoy Halloween games and snacks. Prizes will be given.


Halloween Party & Neighborhood Stroll

Friday, October 31, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Connolly Branch

Fun Halloween activities and treats for kids. Costumes are welcome.


Ragtime Concert

Saturday, November 1, 2 p.m.
Brighton Branch

Musician and educator Richard Travers performs on piano the works of Scott Joplin, Zez Confrey, Jelly Roll Morton, and other influential Ragtime composers.


Social Media Basics: Facebook & Twitter

Monday, November 3, 2 – 4 p.m.
North End Branch

Learn the basics of Facebook and Twitter, including what they are, how they work, and what they can do for you.