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.


American singer/songwriter Ronald Murphy gives concert in Moscow

Concert in the Courtyard

Wednesday, August 27, 6 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

Ron Murphy is known for his interpretation of jazz standards from Ellington to Gershwin.


Get Social: A Beginner’s Guide to Social Media for Businesses

Thursday, August 28, 6:30 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

General Assembly presents a class about the role of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest in business and how to engage consumers on these platforms.


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.