New & Noteworthy

  • The Newsfeed Café, operated by The Catered Affair and home to a satellite WGBH studio, is now open in the Central Library in Copley Square.
  • The Central Library Renovation is now open to the public. Come in and explore the welcoming new space, refreshed collections, and cutting-edge technology. Learn more about the project here.

All the City’s a Stage: A Season of Shakespeare at the BPL

Through June 2017

All the City’s a Stage: A Season of Shakespeare at the Boston Public Library programming includes author talks, poetry readings, lectures, theatrical performances, book clubs, film screenings, youth programs, workshops, and more at Boston Public Library locations system wide.



Bookaneer Ball

Friday, December 9, 10:30 a.m.
South Boston Branch

Children wear their finest pirate or princess clothes and shiver their timbers on the dance floor.


Scratch Programming

Saturday, December 10, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Fields Corner Branch

Children ages 9-13 use the computer to design their own stories, create animations, and learn how technology is used in the film and media industry. No previous computer experience is necessary.


Dudley Poetry Club

Monday, December 12, 6 p.m.
Dudley Branch

In this collaborative and supportive workshop facilitated by local poet and professor Brionne Janae, adults share and explore various styles, forms, and voices.


The World of Tea

Tuesday, December 13, 6 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Tea Specialist Danielle Beaudette explains the basics of tea, where tea comes from, and how it is produced.


Teen Voices Emerging

Wednesday, December 14, 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fields Corner Branch

Female Boston high school students come together to discuss issues on social justice and gender equality, share personal stories, and get published. Sign up at