New & Noteworthy

  • Beginning at 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, the library's online services will be unavailable for about 45 minutes due to routine maintenance.
  • The new BPL Bibliocycle brings the library to community events throughout the city, offering books for checkout, library card sign-up, and more.
  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.
  • Suggest books, CDs, and DVDs for the library to purchase and add to the collection by using this form.



Franklin Park Zoo: Animal Senses

Thursday, July 24, 2 p.m.
Uphams Corner Branch

Children interact with live animals and experience the world as animals do by investigating camouflage, mimicry, and other adaptations. Click here for more zoo events.


Introduction to the Boston Startup Community

Thursday, July 24, 6:30 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Anand Chopra-McGowan of General Assembly gives an orientation to help newcomers to the startup scene get acquainted with the Boston tech world.


New England Aquarium: Tide Pools

Friday, July 25, 10 a.m.
Parker Hill Branch

Conversations about tide pools are on schedule when the New England Aquarium visits. Click here for more Aquarium events.


Concert in the Courtyard

Friday, July 25, 12:30 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

The members of Cardamom Quartet are chamber musicians and teaching artists.


Seed Saving Workshop

Saturday, July 26, 12-2 p.m.
East Boston Branch

Boston Natural Areas Network hosts a workshop on collecting, processing, and storing seeds along with SeedShare. Register at or 617.542.7696.