New & Noteworthy

  • 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.



Harry Potter Party

Saturday, July 30, 3 p.m.
Children’s Library, Central Library in Copley Square

Jungle Jim brings the magic of Hogwarts to the Children’s Library to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday.


Historic New England

Monday, August 1, 2 p.m.
Grove Hall Branch

As part of the BPL’s Summer Reading Program, children explore the history of New England teams and invent their own team. Click here for more Historic New England programs.


Social Media Marketing

Tuesday, August 2, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Susan LaPlante-Dube of Precision Marketing provides an overview of social media marketing concepts, options, and strategies for businesses.


Summer Concert with Pat Loomis and Friends

Tuesday, August 2, 6:30 p.m.
South End Branch

Pat Loomis and Friends give a jazz and blues concert in Library Park. Sponsored by the Friends of the South End Library.


Concerts in the Courtyard: Kyle Thornton & The Company

Wednesday, August 3, 6 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

Kyle Thornton & The Company is a seven-piece “soul-hop” group whose sound reflects influences from several genres while still remaining grounded in the passionate style of the blues.