New & Noteworthy

  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.
  • Try the library’s streaming media service today. Borrow 10 movies, television shows, audiobooks, and albums each calendar month.



Taking Steps: Dance Movement Workshop

Tuesday, March 3, 4 p.m.
Dudley Branch

Children in grades 4-8 experience a variety of dance forms including ballet, hip hop, and jazz in this eight-week program. Facilitated by Boston Ballet. Register via 617.442.6186. 


Author Talk with Rose A. Doherty

Tuesday, March 3, 6 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Rose A. Doherty discusses her book Katharine Gibbs: Beyond White Gloves, which examines how Gibbs founded a secretarial school in 1911 that became the best in the world.


Gentle Chair Yoga for Seniors

Wednesday, March 4, 1 p.m.
Grove Hall Branch

Seniors gently exercise and stretch in a safe and nurturing environment.


Historic New England

Wednesday, March 4, 3:30 p.m.
Children's Library, Central Library in Copley Square

Children ages 7 and older learn about how people long ago decorated New England houses and design their own rooms using collage materials. Click here for more Children’s Library programs.


A History of the Irish in Boston

Thursday, March 5, 6 p.m.
West End Branch

Local historian Christopher Daley examines the migration of Irish to the Boston area and discusses the popular anti-Irish sentiment of the time.