New & Noteworthy

  • The Central Library in Copley Square will be closed on Sunday, April 5, in observance of Easter.
  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.
  • The library offers digital magazines to borrow and read on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
  • Try the library’s streaming media service today. Borrow 10 movies, television shows, audiobooks, and albums each calendar month.



Feminine Vengeance – Opera’s Leading Ladies

Wednesday, April 1, 6 p.m.
Abbey Room, Central Library in Copley Square

In this musical presentation and lecture, Boston Lyric Opera’s leading ladies perform and explore the unforgettable female roles of Mozart’s Don Giovanni.


Programming Study Community Meeting

Wednesday, April 1, 6 p.m.
Faneuil Branch

Participate in the design phase for the renovation of the Faneuil Branch by providing feedback on a presentation from the project architects.


Poetry Reading with Paula Bonnell

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

For National Poetry Month, Paula Bonnell reads from Before the Alphabet and other recently published poems. Click here for more poetry-themed events.


Lego Club

Friday, April 3, 3 p.m.
East Boston Branch

Children ages 4 and up are invited to drop in to create, build, and imagine with Legos.


City-Wide Friends Book Sale

Saturday, April 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cushman Room, Central Library in Copley Square

Welcome in spring with a wide selection of books, CDs, DVDs, vintage records, sports photographs, and postcards. All proceeds benefit the Boston Public Library.