New & Noteworthy

  • Please note: All Boston Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, October 10, in observance of Columbus Day.
  • 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.



South End Writes Presents Joseph Finder

Tuesday, September 27, 6:30 p.m.
South End Branch

Joseph Finder is the bestselling author of Buried Secrets, Suspicion, and Power Play.


Author Talk with Stephen T. Moskey

Wednesday, September 28, 6 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Stephen T. Moskey talks about his recently published dual biography of Larz and Isabel Anderson, which explores the intersection of wealth, celebrity, politics, gender, and race.


Introduction to Canning: Homemade Jams and Jellies

Thursday, September 29, 6 p.m.
Uphams Corner Branch

Afton Cyrus, a Test Cook at America’s Test Kitchen and owner of Jam Sessions, offers an introduction to canning and making jams at home. Registration required at 617.265.0139.


One City One Story Discussion

Friday, September 30, 10 a.m.
West Roxbury Branch

Join BPL librarians Sheila Scott and Laura Pattison for a discussion of Kelly Link’s off-beat and magical story “The Faery Handbag.”


City-Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library Book Sale

Saturday, October 1, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cushman Room, Central Library in Copley Square

Stock up on low-priced books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, and records at the City-Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library book sale. All proceeds support the Boston Public Library.