Boston Public Library
Kirstein Business Library

Second Floor, McKim Building, Central Library, 617-859-2142

Upcoming Programs

View our April – May  Calendar of Events Flyer


Tuesday, May 5th: Successful Interviewing

Learn resources and techniques to help you put your best foot forward.

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Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Location: Tech Classroom, McKim Building


Thursday, May 7th: Getting Started in Business

This popular workshop provides a complete overview of business start-up and planning considerations, oriented to those planning a venture as well as existing small business owners. Topics include the entrepreneurial lifestyle, feasibility, business strategy, business plan preparation, marketing, financing, and additional resources.

To register, please call 617.287.7750 or visit our website at


Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Commonwealth Salon

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Tuesday, May 12th: Nonprofit Incorporation Workshop

All nonprofit start-ups are invited to attend this legal seminar led by two experienced nonprofit attorneys. In this session, we will provide information about the complicated process of formalizing a nonprofit in Massachusetts including: discussion on For-Profit or Not-for-Profit and what are the factors used to select an entity; state and federal filing requirements to form a nonprofit organization in MA and to obtain federal tax exempt status; and ongoing state and IRS reporting requirements and regulations to maintain nonprofit status.

Cosponsored by Goodwin Procter, Lawyers Clearinghouse, Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston / VLA, and BPL’s Kirstein Business Library.

Register for this Workshop or contact 617.778.1954 for more information.


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Time: 4:00-6:30p.m.
Location: Commonwealth Salon

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Thursday, June 4th: Business Legal Clinic

Time: 6:00
Location: Commonwealth Salon


Tuesday, June 9th: How to Hire a Contractor

The Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation will present what you need to know before you hire a home improvement contractor. Topics include:
* Contractor registration requirement.
* Checking a contractor’s complaint history.
* What a home improvement contract must include.
* What to do when something goes wrong.
* Home Improvement Contractor Arbitration Program.
* State Guaranty Fund

Time: 6:00-7:00p.m.
Location: Commonwealth Salon

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Tuesday, June 25: Take a Staycation

Time: 2:30-3:00
Location: Tech Classroom, McKim Building