New & Noteworthy

  • Get the facts on how Boston Public Library manages its collections.
  • Free art & architecture tours of the Central Library in Copley Square are offered once each day.
  • The Central Library in Copley Square will be closed on Sunday, August 31, and all Boston Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.



Creature Teachers: Animals from around the World

Thursday, August 21, 6:30 p.m.
Jamaica Plain Branch

Creature Teachers help children explore the diverse habitats of our planet and the animals that live within them.


Concert in the Courtyard

Friday, August 22, 12:30 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

Bass trombonist and tubaist Bill Lowe has been a major force in the music world for over thirty years.


Anime Society for Teens

Saturday, August 23, 2:30 p.m.
Teen Room, Central Library in Copley Square

Teens ages 13-18 are invited to watch an episode of anime, learn some basic Japanese, and play Wei Qi.


Gardening Club

Tuesday, August 26, 4:30 p.m.
Egleston Square Branch

Children ages 12 and under plant, tend, and harvest vegetables in the library’s outdoor raised-bed gardens. Newcomers are always welcome.

American singer/songwriter Ronald Murphy gives concert in Moscow

Concert in the Courtyard

Wednesday, August 27, 6 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

Ron Murphy is known for his interpretation of jazz standards from Ellington to Gershwin.