New & Noteworthy

  • The Central Library in Copley Square will be closed on Sunday, May 24, and all Boston Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.
  • As part of Revolutionary Boston, a citywide commemoration of the Revolutionary War, Boston Public Library is hosting a wide variety of Revolution-themed events throughout the year, including author talks, lectures, concerts, and programs for children and teens.
  • This summer the Bibliocycle - the library's bike and book trailer outreach program - is making stops around Boston to deliver library services on the go, including book checkout, library card sign up, and story times.

Events

May26

Teen Video Gaming Club

Tuesday, May 26, 2 – 4 p.m.
Hyde Park Branch

Teens play games for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, and the PC.

May27Revere

Rachel Revere

Wednesday, May 27, 4 p.m.
Uphams Corner Branch

Rachel Revere, as performed by Joan Gatturna, tells the story of the Boston Tea Party, the Midnight Ride, and the Siege of Boston. Click here to see more Revolutionary Boston programs.

May27geneaology

Finding Living Ancestors: Being a Genealogy Gumshoe

Wednesday, May 27, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Abbey Room, Central Library in Copley Square

Mike Maglio gives pointers on how to locate a living relative as part of your genealogy research.

May28

Thursday Tech Training: Overdrive

Thursday, May 28, 10:30 a.m.
Egleston Square Branch

Learn how to download free e-books, music, or audiobooks with Overdrive. Bring a tablet or device, or access the materials on the web. Participants must have an active BPL library card.

May29

Baby Time

Friday, May 29, 10:30 a.m.
Connolly Branch

Babies up to 18 months old and a caregiver are invited for stories, songs, and movements.