New & Noteworthy

  • Beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, through to the morning of Tuesday, April 22, the library's catalog will undergo an upgrade. No holds or renewals will be able to be made during this time period, and most electronic resources – databases, digital magazines, streaming media – will be unavailable. E-books may be accessed by going to We apologize for any inconvenience this upgrade may cause.
  • On Sunday, April 20: the Dartmouth Street doors of the Central Library will be open exclusively for admittance to the Dear Boston exhibition, 1 – 5 p.m. No other library spaces or services will be available that day.
  • On Monday, April 21: all Boston Public Library locations will be closed in observance of Patriot’s Day.



Uno, Dos, Tres Con Andrés: A Bilingual Concert para la Familia

Tuesday, April 22, 10:30 a.m.
Connolly Branch

Andrés Salguero performs music that celebrates Latino heritage and cross-cultural sharing. Click here for upcoming appearances.


Author Talk with Larry Doyle

Wednesday, April 23, 6 p.m.
Orientation Room, Central Library in Copley Square

Larry Doyle discusses his book In Bed with Wall Street: The Conspiracy Crippling Our Global Economy.


Researching Your Jewish Ancestors in Boston Neighborhoods

Wednesday, April 23, 6 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Learn how to use online and local resources for researching your ancestors from the Jewish neighborhoods of Boston.


40th Annual William A. Dwiggins Lecture

Thursday, April 24, 6 p.m.
Rabb Lecture Hall, Central Library in Copley Square

Brenda Danilowitz explores the history and impact of Josef Albers’ landmark publication Interaction of Color.


Healthy Eating on a Budget

Thursday, April 24, 6:30 p.m.
Grove Hall Branch

Learn how to eat healthy on a limited budget.