New & Noteworthy

  • Summer Programs at the BPL
    Now through August, experience "Summer in the City" with the BPL with programs systemwide for children and teens, the Read Your Way to Fenway summer reading contest and "Passport" program for youth, and a "Bingo" contest for adults.
  • Parker Hill Branch Temporary Closure for Improvements
    The Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library is currently closed for approximately one year for needed exterior and interior building repairs and improvements. Learn more about these improvements here.



Author Talk with Ashley and JaQuavis

Monday, July 24, 6 p.m.
Rabb Hall, Central Library

As the kickoff to their national tour, Ashley and JaQuavis discuss the next installment in The Cartel, their saga of love, loyalty, and crime.


Author’s Visit with Ralph Masiello

Tuesday, July 25, 10 a.m.
Lower Mills Branch

Ralph Masiello, children’s book author and illustrator, helps kids draw their own baseball teams. Space is limited. To register, call 617.298.7841. Click here for more Ralph Masiello visits.


Raising Capital for Small and Very Small Businesses

Tuesday, July 25, 6 p.m.
Kirstein Business Library and Innovation Center, Central Library in Copley Square

Attorneys from Goodwin’s Neighborhood Business Initiative present on legal issues in raising capital for small and very small businesses.


Concert in the Courtyard: BEARD

Wednesday, July 26, 6 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

BEARD is a seven-piece progressive folk band from the heart of Boston that fuses together jazz, Americana, classical, R&B, and rhythms influenced by world music.


City of Notions

Thursday, July 27, 6 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

In partnership with BPL and Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, Boston’s Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges reads from City of Notions: An Anthology of Contemporary Boston Poems.