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Get Help Navigating the New BPL.org Get Help Navigating the New BPL.org

Welcome to the new BPL.org! We’ve redesigned our website to make it more dynamic, innovative, and fun.
Welcome to the new BPL.org! We’ve redesigned our website to make it more dynamic, innovative, and fun.
Learn / Online Resources for Kids

Online Resources for Kids Online Resources for Kids

Discover our online resources for kids. We have encyclopedic resources, resources for reading and for language learning. Learn more here.
Discover our online resources for kids. We have encyclopedic resources, resources for reading and for language learning. Learn more here.
Connect / Halloween Costumes

Inspiration for Your Halloween Costumes Inspiration for Your Halloween Costumes

recommended by BostonPL_MelissaA
If you have not yet decided on who (or what) you will be for Halloween, take a look at our list of novels and characters for inspiration.
If you have not yet decided on who (or what) you will be for Halloween, take a look at our list of novels and characters for inspiration.
Learn / Hamilton

Hamilton: An American Musical Hamilton: An American Musical

recommended by BostonPL_BeverlyG
If you can’t get enough Hamilton, check out this book list with recommendations based on songs from the musical.
If you can’t get enough Hamilton, check out this book list with recommendations based on songs from the musical.
Connect / Hamilton

Hamilton at the BPL Hamilton at the BPL

By Dhruti Bhagat
On Wednesday, October 17, historian Margaret Newell is coming to the Central Library to talk about the life of Alexander Hamilton.
On Wednesday, October 17, historian Margaret Newell is coming to the Central Library to talk about the life of Alexander Hamilton.
Learn / Culinary Training

Enroll in a Culinary Training Program! Enroll in a Culinary Training Program!

Are you interested in preparing for a career in Boston’s thriving culinary industry? Learn more here.
Are you interested in preparing for a career in Boston’s thriving culinary industry? Learn more here.
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Connect / Elections 2018

Register to Vote by 10/17! Register to Vote by 10/17!

By Dhruti Bhagat
The 2018 midterm elections are on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The deadline to register to vote in Massachusetts is October 17.
The 2018 midterm elections are on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The deadline to register to vote in Massachusetts is October 17.

Register to vote in this election to make your voice count!

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Connect / Vote for Your Favorite Book

Vote for the Great American Read! Vote for the Great American Read!

Vote for your favorite Great American Read by Thursday, October 18. You can vote using the website, the app, text message & social media.
Vote for your favorite Great American Read by Thursday, October 18. You can vote using the website, the app, text message & social media.
Recommended / Public Conversation

The Public Conversation: David Hogg The Public Conversation: David Hogg

Oct 16th | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
David Hogg joins BPL President David Leonard to discuss civic activism, gun control, and the impacts of the March for Our Lives movement.
David Hogg joins BPL President David Leonard to discuss civic activism, gun control, and the impacts of the March for Our Lives movement.
Connect / Fall Foliage Photos!

Fall Foliage Photos! Fall Foliage Photos!

By Dhruti Bhagat
Many people travel to see the brilliant fall colors New England has on display. Here are some digitized photos and drawings of fall color!
Many people travel to see the brilliant fall colors New England has on display. Here are some digitized photos and drawings of fall color!
Connect / LGTBQ+ History Month

LGBTQ+ Fiction: October 2018 LGBTQ+ Fiction: October 2018

By AnnaD
Hello, and welcome to October, otherwise known as LGBTQ History Month, which aims to celebrate queer people in history.
Hello, and welcome to October, otherwise known as LGBTQ History Month, which aims to celebrate queer people in history.
Recommended / Staff Picks

Staff Picks: October 2018 Staff Picks: October 2018

recommended by BostonPL_ReadersAdvisory
Every month staff from the Reader Services & Collection Development departments at the BPL recommend their favorite books
Every month staff from the Reader Services & Collection Development departments at the BPL recommend their favorite books
Connect / with Internet

BPL Starts WiFi Hotspot Lending Program BPL Starts WiFi Hotspot Lending Program

Boston Public Library announced the launch of its mobile WiFi hotspot lending initiative, expanding free internet access to patrons
Boston Public Library announced the launch of its mobile WiFi hotspot lending initiative, expanding free internet access to patrons
Connect / Old Ads

View Old Produce Ads View Old Produce Ads

View our collection of pre-WWII design labels for produce in wooden crates. The labels were designed to catch the buyer's eye. See more here
View our collection of pre-WWII design labels for produce in wooden crates. The labels were designed to catch the buyer's eye. See more here
Recommended / Graphic Novels

Fantastic Graphic Novels Fantastic Graphic Novels

By Maggie
If your kid doesn't have as much time to read as they did in the summer, you may want to try graphic novels; they take less time to finish!
If your kid doesn't have as much time to read as they did in the summer, you may want to try graphic novels; they take less time to finish!
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