New & Noteworthy

  • All Boston Public Library locations are closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.
  • September is national library card sign-up month. Encourage a friend to get a Boston Public Library card today.
  • Have you heard about the BPL Bibliocycle? It's one of the library's newest outreach programs.
  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.
  • Get the facts on how Boston Public Library manages its collections.



Treating Genealogy Sources as Evidence

Tuesday, September 2, 4 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Genealogist Barbara Jean Mathews shows participants how to analyze, correlate, and compare documentary evidence.


Gardening at the Library

Wednesday, September 3, 3–5 p.m.
Mattapan Branch

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


The World of Owls

Thursday, September 4, 2 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

This presentation by Wingmasters includes live owls and explores their specialized powers of sight, hearing, and flight. Part of the Never Too Late group for seniors.



Friday, September 5, 10 a.m.
Charlestown Branch

Preschool children ages 2-5 are invited to this monthly workshop about the classic stories told around the world.


Grandparent/Grandfamilies Storytelling

Saturday, September 6, 3 p.m.
Dudley Branch

Author Irene Smalls hosts a storytelling event in honor of grandparents.