Participate in the Boston Creates Community Survey, an important part of a citywide cultural planning process led by the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture. Your answers will…

  • Illustrate the kinds of arts, cultural, and creative activities that are most meaningful to Boston area residents;
  • Identify barriers and obstacles that prevent people from taking advantage of cultural programs and activities;
  • Inform decisions about what arts and cultural programs should be supported in the future.

New & Noteworthy

  • Please note: the Central Library in Copley Square will be closed on Sunday, September 6, and all Boston Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day.
  • This fall 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.
  • Try the library’s streaming media service today. Borrow 10 e-comics, movies, television shows, audiobooks, and albums each calendar month.

Events

Sept5

City of Boston Poet Laureate Branch Visit

Saturday, September 5, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Dudley Branch

Boston’s Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges hosts a drop-in poetry workshop. Participants are welcome to bring examples of their work for discussion and feedback.

Sept8Salt

College Guidance

Tuesday, September 8, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
East Boston Branch

SALT, American Student Assistance’s mobile program, provides one-on-one assistance with choosing, applying, and paying for college.

Sept8author

Rebels, Redcoats, & Revolutionary Maps

Tuesday, September 8, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Abbey Room, Central Library in Copley Square

Map experts Richard Brown and Paul Cohen explore their book Revolution: Mapping the Road to American Independence, 1755–1783. Part of the Fall 2015 Author Talk Series.

Sept9

Garden Club

Wednesday, September 9, 3:30 p.m.
Mattapan Branch

Children and teens grow and learn about fruits and vegetables in the library garden.

Sept9history

Survival: Boston 1630

Wednesday, September 9, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Abbey Room, Central Library in Copley Square

Rose A. Doherty recounts the first dangerous years when nearly half of the original Puritans in Boston either died or fled back to England. Part of the Fall 2015 Local and Family History Series.