New & Noteworthy

  • Try these seven fun ways to be in sync with the Boston Public Library this summer.
  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.
  • The BPL Bibliocycle brings the library to community events throughout the city, offering books for checkout, library card sign-up, and more.



Boston Nature Center

Friday, August 1, 10 a.m.
West End Branch

A Mass Audubon teacher introduces children to the wonders of the natural world through movement, games, stories, and art. Click here for more Boston Nature Center events.

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Concert in the Courtyard

Friday, August 1, 12:30 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

Properly Unprepared is a young, five-piece jazz combo that plays classics by artists such as Miles Davis along with more contemporary jazz.


City-Wide Friends Book Sale

Saturday, August 2, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cushman Room, Central Library in Copley Square

Browse a selection of affordable books for any interest in the new location in the Cushman Room on the third floor of the Central Library’s McKim Building. Best entrance is via Dartmouth Street.


ReadBoston Story Mobile

Monday, August 4, 11:15 a.m.
Mattapan Branch

The ReadBoston Storymobile provides fun storytelling events and free books for all children in attendance. Click here for more ReadBoston events.


U.S.S. Constitution Museum

Tuesday, August 5, 4 p.m.
North End Branch

Families participate in activities that reveal the challenges faced by the USS Constitution’s designer and crew. Click here for more USS Constitution events.