New & Noteworthy

  • As part of Revolutionary Boston, a citywide commemoration of the Revolutionary War, Boston Public Library is hosting a wide variety of Revolution-themed events throughout the year, including author talks, lectures, concerts, and programs for children and teens.
  • This summer the Bibliocycle - the library's bike and book trailer outreach program - is making stops around Boston to deliver library services on the go, including book checkout, library card sign up, and story times.
  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.



Thursday Tech Training: Overdrive

Thursday, May 28, 10:30 a.m.
Egleston Square Branch

Learn how to download free e-books, music, or audiobooks with Overdrive. Bring a tablet or device, or access the materials on the web. Participants must have an active BPL library card.


Baby Time

Friday, May 29, 10:30 a.m.
Connolly Branch

Babies up to 18 months old and a caregiver are invited for stories, songs, and movements.


Annual Friends of the North End Branch Book Sale

Saturday, May 30, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
North End Branch

Browse low-cost books for all ages. All proceeds support the North End Branch.


Chameleon Arts Ensemble Family Concert & Instrument Petting Zoo

Saturday, May 30, 2 – 4 p.m.
Hyde Park Branch

Children and families enjoy a performance followed by an instrument “petting zoo,” in which children handle and play orchestral instruments.


Cherry Blossom Festival

Saturday, May 30, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Mattapan Branch

All ages are invited to a celebration of Sakura Matsuri, Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festival. Snack on onigiri (rice balls), take a photo in a yukata (summer kimono), and try fun crafts.