New & Noteworthy

  • Try these seven fun ways to be in sync with the Boston Public Library this summer.
  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.
  • The BPL Bibliocycle brings the library to community events throughout the city, offering books for checkout, library card sign-up, and more.



City-Wide Friends Book Sale

Saturday, August 2, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cushman Room, Central Library in Copley Square

Browse a selection of affordable books for any interest in the new location in the Cushman Room on the third floor of the Central Library’s McKim Building. Best entrance is via Dartmouth Street.


ReadBoston Story Mobile

Monday, August 4, 11:15 a.m.
Mattapan Branch

The ReadBoston Storymobile provides fun storytelling events and free books for all children in attendance. Click here for more ReadBoston events.


U.S.S. Constitution Museum

Tuesday, August 5, 4 p.m.
North End Branch

Families participate in activities that reveal the challenges faced by the USS Constitution’s designer and crew. Click here for more USS Constitution events.


Citi Performing Arts Center

Wednesday, August 6, 1 p.m.
Grove Hall Branch

Teens become artists in this workshop led by the City Spotlights Teen Leaders as they create pieces that engage Boston youth in improving their communities.


Concert in the Courtyard

Wednesday, August 6, 6 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

Darlingside is a Massachusetts-based indie folk quartet, made up of four singers who swap instruments from song to song.