New & Noteworthy

  • All Boston Public Library locations will be open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and closed on Thursday, November 27, in observance of Thanksgiving.
  • The Boylston Street entrance to the Central Library in Copley Square is closed in conjunction with ongoing renovations. Please enter via Dartmouth Street and follow project progress via this link.
  • There are more than 95,000 images on the library's Flickr photostream. Have a look.
  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.



Author Talk with Stephanie Schorow

Saturday, November 22, 2 p.m.
Brighton Branch

Stephanie Schorow discusses her book The Crime of the Century: How the Brink’s Robbers Stole Millions and the Hearts of Boston. Learn about this famous 1950 heist and how it caught the imagination of the world.


Chess and Checkers

Saturday, November 22, 2 – 5 p.m.
Hyde Park Branch

Learn to play chess or checkers with expert instructor Charlie Cleary. All skill levels are welcome. For children ages 5-13.


Family Craft Night

Monday, November 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Dudley Branch

Families make a Thanksgiving craft. All ages are welcome.


Harvest Story Time 

Tuesday, November 25, 11 a.m.
West Roxbury Branch

Madeleine Hall leads a story time for ages 2-5.


Study Break

Wednesday, November 26, 3 – 5 p.m.
Dudley Branch

Teens ages 12-18 can take a break from homework to make a snack, play music, watch videos, or talk with friends.