Color Songs

Color Songs

Honan-Allston Branch
Through October 31


Light, Color & Place

West Roxbury Branch
Through October 31

 Back to School

Back to School: Geography in the Classroom

Leventhal Map Center
Central Library
Through January 25

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Boston Scenes

Photos by
Spencer Grant
Boston Public Library Flickr Photostream

New & Noteworthy

  • Learn some fun facts about the Boston Public Library by visiting the "BPL by the Numbers" page.
  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.
  • The Central Library in Copley Square will be closed on Sunday, October 12, and all BPL locations will be closed on Monday, October 13, in observance of Columbus Day.
  • Follow progress on the Central Library renovation via BPL's Compass blog.



Cities & Cultural Innovation: A Creative Conversation

Thursday, October 2, 9:30 a.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month with a conversation about how Boston is leading the way in creativity and cultural innovation.


Author Panel

Thursday, October 2, 6 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Florence Ladd is the author of The Spirit of Josephine and Matthew Pratt Guterl is the author of Josephine Baker and the Rainbow Tribe.


An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

Thursday, October 2, 6:30 p.m.
West End Branch

Edgar Allan Poe, portrayed by literary historian and playwright Rob Velella, reads his from his trademark and lesser-known works.


The Baker Chocolate Company: A Sweet History

Thursday, October 2, 6:30 p.m.
Brighton Branch

Local historian Anthony Sammarco discusses the saga of the Baker Chocolate Company.


Boston Cultural Council Grant Workshop

Friday, October 3, 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

The Boston Cultural Council annually distributes funds allocated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council to support innovative programming. The application deadline is October 15.