New & Noteworthy

  • Condolence books in honor of Mayor Thomas M. Menino are available to sign in all neighborhood libraries. View a map of locations.
  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.
  • All Boston Public Library locations will be closed on Tuesday, November 11, in observance of Veterans' Day.



Ragtime Concert

Saturday, November 1, 2 p.m.
Brighton Branch

Musician and educator Richard Travers performs on piano the works of Scott Joplin, Zez Confrey, Jelly Roll Morton, and other influential Ragtime composers.


Social Media Basics: Facebook & Twitter

Monday, November 3, 2 – 4 p.m.
North End Branch

Learn the basics of Facebook and Twitter, including what they are, how they work, and what they can do for you.


The Record Company

Tuesday, November 4, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Fields Corner Branch

Matthew McArthur of the Record Company discusses the business side of the music industry and leads participants in experiments with music technology. For ages 18 and up.


A People’s History of the New Boston

Tuesday, November 4, 6:30 p.m.
South End Branch

Jim Vrabel’s A People’s History of the New Boston explores the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s in Boston.


Kids’ Club: Harriet the Spy Turns 50

Wednesday, November 5, 4 p.m.
Jamaica Plain Branch

Kids ages 5 and up celebrate the 50th anniversary of Harriet the Spy by decorating a spy notebook, experimenting with invisible inks, and creating a secret code.