New & Noteworthy

  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.
  • Try the library’s new streaming media service today. Borrow 10 movies, television shows, audiobooks, and albums each calendar month.



Musical Quest and Instrument Zoo

Friday, April 25, 10:30 a.m.
Brighton Branch

Enjoy an interactive, musical adventure. For ages two and older.


Books of Hope Poetry for Teens

Friday, April 25, 1:30 p.m.
Dudley Branch

For National Poetry Month, come read, write, and perform poetry with the Books of Hope Creative Writing Program. Click here for more poetry programs for children and teens.


Opera: David Angus

Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m.
Rabb Lecture Hall, Central Library in Copley Square

Boston Lyric Opera Music Director and Conductor David Angus will explore the score of Bellini’s I Puritani.


Lowell Lecture: Jeff Kinney

Sunday, April 27, 2 p.m.
Rabb Lecture Hall, Central Library in Copley Square

Jeff Kinney is the bestselling author and illustrator of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.


Crafty Mondays

Monday, April 28, 5:30 p.m.
Hyde Park Branch

Children and families are invited to make a May Day craft.