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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.
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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

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 / 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."
Recommended / Meditation

Community Meditation Community Meditation

Sep 19th | 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Poornima Kirby leads a free weekly Sahaja Meditation class for all levels of ability. Help relieve stress, bring balance and steady…
Poornima Kirby leads a free weekly Sahaja Meditation class for all levels of ability. Help relieve stress, bring balance and steady…
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!

By Alysonfp
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
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.
Recommended / Reads for September

Staff Picks: September 2018 Staff Picks: September 2018

recommended by BostonPL_ReadersAdvisory
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

recommended by BostonPL_VeronicaKM
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.
Learn / more about Nelson Mandela

Celebrating Nelson Mandela Celebrating Nelson Mandela

By EileenS
This year is the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth (July 18, 1918). Mandela is one of the most well-known freedom fighters...
This year is the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth (July 18, 1918). Mandela is one of the most well-known freedom fighters...
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