New & Noteworthy

  • The Central Library in Copley Square will be closed on Sunday, April 5, in observance of Easter.
  • This summer the Bibliocycle - the library's bike and book trailer outreach program - will make stops around Boston. Want the Bibliocycle to visit your organization or event? Request a visit.
  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.
  • Try the library’s streaming media service today. Borrow 10 movies, television shows, audiobooks, and albums each calendar month.



Poetry Reading with Paula Bonnell

Thursday, April 2, 6:30 p.m.
West End Branch

For National Poetry Month, Paula Bonnell reads from Before the Alphabet and other recently published poems. Click here for more poetry-themed events.


Lego Club

Friday, April 3, 3 p.m.
East Boston Branch

Children ages 4 and up are invited to drop in to create, build, and imagine with Legos.


City-Wide Friends Book Sale

Saturday, April 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cushman Room, Central Library in Copley Square

Welcome in spring with a wide selection of books, CDs, DVDs, vintage records, sports photographs, and postcards. All proceeds benefit the Boston Public Library.


Arte y Cultura Hispana

Monday, April 6, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Roslindale Branch

In this workshop with Maria Conte, children ages 6-12 learn about a visual artist from the Spanish-speaking world, try an art technique, and learn Spanish vocabulary words.


Meet the 3D Printer

Monday, April 6, 3 p.m.
Teen Central, Central Library in Copley Square

Teens ages 13-18 learn how to use the MakerBot 3D printer in the Teen Central Lab.