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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.
Recommended / Community Meeting

Adams Street Project Community Meeting Adams Street Project Community Meeting

Sep 25th | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join BPL staff, NADAAA architects, the Boston Public Facilities Department, & community members for the 2nd design meeting for Adams Street
Join BPL staff, NADAAA architects, the Boston Public Facilities Department, & community members for the 2nd design meeting for Adams Street
Recommended / place to study

Need a study spot? Try the BPL Need a study spot? Try the BPL

Is your roommate driving you crazy? The BPL is one of the best study spots in Boston. Visit a location near you to get your study groove on!
Is your roommate driving you crazy? The BPL is one of the best study spots in Boston. Visit a location near you to get your study groove on!
Recommended / Private Event Spaces

Looking for a Holiday Party Venue? Looking for a Holiday Party Venue?

Bursting with history, stunning architecture, & breathtaking rooms, the BPL has long been a favorite venue for corporate and private events
Bursting with history, stunning architecture, & breathtaking rooms, the BPL has long been a favorite venue for corporate and private events
Connect / with other Seniors

Never Too Late is back! Never Too Late is back!

The Never Too Late Group is one of the country’s oldest, continuously running groups for seniors. Programs are held on Thursdays at 2:00 pm.
The Never Too Late Group is one of the country’s oldest, continuously running groups for seniors. Programs are held on Thursdays at 2:00 pm.
Recommended / Book Clubs

Book Clubs to Discuss Dreamland Book Clubs to Discuss Dreamland

Five of our book clubs are discussing Dreamland in September. You can borrow Dreamland as an eBook, and find a book club that works for you!
Five of our book clubs are discussing Dreamland in September. You can borrow Dreamland as an eBook, and find a book club that works for you!
Connect / Hispanic Heritage Month

Latinx Life 2018: Fiction Latinx Life 2018: Fiction

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Latinx Life is a list of recent books about the Latinx experience, & is published as part of the BPL's observance of Hispanic Heritage Month
Latinx Life is a list of recent books about the Latinx experience, & is published as part of the BPL's observance of Hispanic Heritage Month
Connect / Hispanic Heritage Month

Latinx Life 2018: Non-fiction Latinx Life 2018: Non-fiction

recommended by BostonPL_LatinxLife
Latinx Life is a list of recent books about the Latinx experience, & is published as part of the BPL's observance of Hispanic Heritage Month
Latinx Life is a list of recent books about the Latinx experience, & is published as part of the BPL's observance of Hispanic Heritage Month
Connect / With Robert McCloskey

Make Way for Ducklings Sketches Make Way for Ducklings Sketches

Robert McCloskey was the writer and illustrator of classic children's books including "Blueberries for Sal," and "Make Way for Ducklings."
Robert McCloskey was the writer and illustrator of classic children's books including "Blueberries for Sal," and "Make Way for Ducklings."
Learn / about America's Opiate Epidemic

Dreamland - available as an eBook Dreamland - available as an eBook

Dreamland is a revelatory account of the corrosive threat facing America and its heartland: the opiate epidemic.
Dreamland is a revelatory account of the corrosive threat facing America and its heartland: the opiate epidemic.
Recommended / Campus Novels

Online Books Set in Schools for Adults Online Books Set in Schools for Adults

School is back in session. If you're feeling nostalgic, relive your college days with a campus novel, without the homework.
School is back in session. If you're feeling nostalgic, relive your college days with a campus novel, without the homework.
Learn / about the benefits of a library card

How to have fun with your library card! How to have fun with your library card!

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September is National Library Card month. Here at the BPL, there's so much more you can do with your library card than just check out books
September is National Library Card month. Here at the BPL, there's so much more you can do with your library card than just check out books
Recommended / Reads for September

Staff Picks: September 2018 Staff Picks: September 2018

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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
Recommended / reading about substance abuse and addiction

National Recovery Month National Recovery Month

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Each September, SAMHSA sponsors National Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders, and…
Each September, SAMHSA sponsors National Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders, and…
Learn / How to Get a Library Card

Get a Physical or Online Library Card Get a Physical or Online Library Card

It's National Library Card Sign Up Month! All Massachusetts residents are eligible for a physical or online library card. Learn more here.
It's National Library Card Sign Up Month! All Massachusetts residents are eligible for a physical or online library card. Learn more here.
Connect / with WGBH

WGBH Studio at the Central Library WGBH Studio at the Central Library

Come hang out at the newsfeed cafe and listen to tapings of Boston Public Radio and much more! See the full schedule of programs here.
Come hang out at the newsfeed cafe and listen to tapings of Boston Public Radio and much more! See the full schedule of programs here.
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