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  • 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.



Concerts in the Courtyard: Honeysuckle

Wednesday, August 24, 6 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

Honeysuckle is a progressive folk trio that blends older influences and traditional instrumentation with modern effects and inspiration.


Annual Grove Hall Ice Cream Social

Thursday, August 25, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Grove Hall Branch

Celebrate the end of summer with crafts and cones.


Concerts in the Courtyard: Boston Lyric Opera

Friday, August 26, 12:30 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

Boston Lyric Opera celebrates the art of the voice through innovative programming and community engagement initiatives that redefine the opera-going experience.


Teddy Bear Picnic

Saturday, August 27, 11 a.m.
Children’s Library, Central Library in Copley Square

Children ages 3 and older bring their stuffed friends for stories and snacks on a picnic blanket.


Silver & Gold Senior Café

Monday, August 29, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Mattapan Branch

Seniors ages 55 and older can create with a variety of craft supplies, yarn, and sewing machines, socialize, listen to music, and enjoy light refreshments.