New & Noteworthy

    Please note: The Central Library in Copley Square will be closed Sunday, July 12 - Tuesday, July 14, for electrical work related to the Central Library Renovation. During this time, please visit one of our 24 branch locations for library services, or access our electronic resources such as e-books, streaming media, and digital magazines. The Central Library will reopen on Wednesday, July 15, at 9 a.m.
  • Boston Public Library locations offer free summer programs for children and teens. This year’s children's theme is “Every Hero Has a Story,” and events include story times, crafts, and programs hosted by Historic New England, New England Aquarium, and the Museum of Science. Events for teens include interactive music and comic book workshops.
  • 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.



Marvelous Magnets

Wednesday, July 8, 2 p.m.
Faneuil Branch

Dr. Can-Do Science teaches children ages 12 and under about magnetism.


Concert in the Courtyard

Wednesday, July 8, 6 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

Honeysuckle is a psychedelic folk trio comprised of Holly McGarry, Benjamin Burns, and Chris Bloniarz.


ReadBoston Storymobile

Thursday, July 9, 1:15 p.m.
Hyde Park Branch

As part of Summer Reading, the ReadBoston Storymobile visits the library with storytelling events and a free book for all children in attendance. Click here for more ReadBoston Storymobile events.


Lafayette and the Farewell Tour: Odyssey of an American Idol

Thursday, July 9, 6 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Alan R. Hoffman brings expert insight into Lafayette and his farewell tour of America. Click here to see more Revolutionary programs.


Museum of Science: Rockets

Friday, July 10, 10 a.m.
North End Branch

As part of Summer Reading, the Museum of Science shows kids ages 6 and up how to create an air rocket. Click here for more Museum of Science summer programs for children.