New & Noteworthy

  • The Rare Books Department at the Central Library in Copley Square will be implementing new hours effective Monday, March 21, 2016. Public access to department materials, such as rare books and manuscripts, will now be available Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 617.859.2225 or email to set up an appointment to view materials. Please note that many items from the Rare Books Department are available online through Digital Commonwealth or the Internet Archive.
  • BPL card holders can access more than 300 free six-week online Gale Courses, with topics including project management, guitar, grant writing, video editing, and more.



Clay Craft & Collage for Mother’s Day

Wednesday, May 4, 4 p.m.
South End Branch

Children and teens make a gift for a special mother in their lives with artist Sabrina Pilet-Jones.


The Unnoticed Nature of South Boston

Thursday, May 5, 6:30 p.m.
South Boston Branch

Local naturalist George LoCascio speaks on the Wildflowers of South Boston Survey, which examines the wide variety of weedy plants in the environment.


West Roxbury Music Series: The Marks Duo

Thursday, May 5, 6:30 p.m.
West Roxbury Branch

The Marks Duo is comprised of Austin Marks on piano and Toleith Marks on vocals.


Little Groove Music Education for Children

Friday, May 6, 10:30 a.m.
Charlestown Branch

This class incorporates sight, sound, and touch and meets the developmental needs of children ages five and under.


Make Way for Ducklings

Saturday, May 7, 2 p.m.
Children’s Library, Central Library

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Make Way for Ducklings, Robert McCloskey’s daughter Sal and illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky read and discuss the beloved, perennial classic.