New & Noteworthy

  • The Central Library in Copley Square will be closed on Sunday, August 31, and all Boston Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.
  • Have you heard about the BPL Bibliocycle? It's one of the library's newest outreach programs.
  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.
  • Get the facts on how Boston Public Library manages its collections.



Preschool Story Time

Friday, August 29, 10:30 a.m.
Codman Square Branch

Children ages five and under listen to three books on a particular theme and make crafts.


Concert in the Courtyard

Friday, August 29, 12:30 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

American Century Music performs a program featuring Charles Ives’ String Quartet No. 1.


End-of-Summer Book Sale

Saturday, August 30, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
South Boston Branch

Adult, teen, and juvenile hardcover and paperback books, CDs, and DVDs will be available for purchase.


Treating Genealogy Sources as Evidence

Tuesday, September 2, 4 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Genealogist Barbara Jean Mathews shows participants how to analyze, correlate, and compare documentary evidence.


Gardening at the Library

Wednesday, September 3, 3–5 p.m.
Mattapan Branch

Children and teens grow and learn about all types of fruits and vegetables in the library garden.