New & Noteworthy

  • Please note: due to inclement weather, all Boston Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. today, Monday, February 8. In addition, several of this afternoon’s scheduled programs have been cancelled. Please check the BPL’s calendar listings for program specific updates.
  • All Boston Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, February 15, in observance of Presidents' Day.
  • Registration for the series BPL Yoga: Intelligence for Body, Mind, & Soul at the Central Library is full due to popular demand. Registered spots will be held until 11:55 a.m. the day of the class, at which time they will be released to a yogi who is present. Classes are held Tuesdays at noon through February 16.
  • BPL card holders can access more than 300 free six-week online Gale Courses, with topics including project management, guitar, grant writing, video editing, and more.
Feb11PresSearch

BPL Presidential Search Listening Session

Thursday, February 11, 6:30 p.m.
Lower Mills Branch

Share your thoughts on what qualities you’d like to see in the next Boston Public Library President with the Presidential Search Committee.

Events

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Author Talk with Stephen Kurkjian

Tuesday, February 9, 6:30 p.m.
South End Branch

Boston Globe reporter Stephen Kurkjian reads from his book Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters who Pulled Off the Greatest Art Heist.

Feb10

Spy Hub: Catholicism, Anti-Semitism, & Secret Intelligence in Boston

Wednesday, February 10, 6 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Charles R. Gallagher describes the covert British spy operations in Boston during World War II and discusses the consequences of both Nazi and British spying.

Feb11

“Love Notes” by the Swing Fever Trio

Thursday, February 11, 2 p.m.
West Roxbury Branch

The Swing Fever Trio performs the music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Duke Ellington, and more.

Feb12

The History of Vintage Valentines

Friday, February 12, 11 a.m.
Tech Classroom, Central Library in Copley Square

Learn about the history of valentines and explore beautiful digital archives of vintage Valentine’s Day cards to email or print.

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Wintertime Book Sale

Saturday, February 13, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
South Boston Branch

The Friends of the South Boston Branch host a Wintertime Book Sale, featuring low-priced adult, teen, and children’s books, audiobooks, and CDs. All proceeds benefit the South Boston Branch.