New & Noteworthy

  • The date has been set for the opening of the second floor of the Johnson building: Saturday, February 21. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the celebratory ribbon cutting takes place at 11 a.m. Learn more.
  • Services, programs, and collections for children and teens will be unavailable at the Central Library in Copley Square from Monday, February 9, through Saturday, February 14, due to renovation activities.
  • The Central Library in Copley Square will be closed on Sunday, February 15, and all Boston Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, February 16, in observance of Presidents Day.
  • As noted in our catalog, while materials and services are moving during the Central Library renovation, some items with a status of "in" at the Central Library in Copley Square may not be immediately available. Please speak to a staff member for assistance.



Neighborhood Services: Home-Sharing

Monday, February 2, 6:30 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Give your feedback to the City of Boston on the home-sharing industry, most commonly facilitated through online platforms such as Airbnb, HomeAway, and FlipKey. 


Crafty Mondays

Monday, February 2, 5:30 p.m.
Hyde Park Branch

Children celebrate Groundhog Day with a simple cut-and-paste paper craft.


Baby Yoga Rhymes

Tuesday, February 3, 10:30 a.m.
Charlestown Branch

Caregivers and babies up to seven months old practice simple rhymes and accompanying yoga poses.


Brazilian Romance

Wednesday, February 4, 2 p.m.
West Roxbury Branch

Sonny and Perley present a holiday-themed music program. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Roxbury Branch Library.


Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club

Thursday, February 5, 5 p.m.
East Boston Branch

Teens are invited to play Dungeons & Dragons. No previous knowledge of the game is necessary.