New & Noteworthy

  • As part of Revolutionary Boston, a citywide commemoration of the Revolutionary War, Boston Public Library is hosting a wide variety of Revolution-themed events throughout the year, including author talks, lectures, concerts, and programs for children and teens.
  • This summer 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.
  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.



Drop-in Art

Thursday, June 4, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Parker Hill Branch

Kids of all ages are welcome to drop in for a fun art project.


Audubon Ark

Friday, June 5, 10:30 a.m.
Charlestown Branch

A naturalist-educator from Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm presents a live animal for preschool children to observe and discover. Please arrive early as seating is limited.


Concert in the Courtyard

Friday, June 5, 12:30 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

A singer, composer, and pianist, Neha’s style is a smorgasbord of musical personalities, including jazz, folk, blues, pop, and her mother’s classical Indian musical background.


City-Wide Friends Book Sale

Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cushman Room, Central Library in Copley Square

Stock up for the summer with a wide selection of books, CDs, DVDs, vintage records, sports photographs, and postcards. All proceeds benefit the Boston Public Library.


Japanese Brush Painting for Teens

Saturday, June 6, 11 a.m.
Hyde Park Branch

Maria Conte introduces teens to the basics of Japanese brush painting using traditional materials.