New & Noteworthy

  • Fine Arts Department Material
    Please be aware that some material in the Arts collection requires up to 72 hours advanced notice before viewing. Other Arts materials, specifically archival collections, books published before 1800, and some rare or fragile music items are not available for viewing at this time. Requestable material can be pulled in advance of your visit to the library – please contact an Arts staff member for further assistance. You will need a BPL card in order to request items from the collection. More information on how to get a card can be found here.
  • 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.



Yoga for Seniors

Tuesday, August 22, 2:45 p.m.
West End Branch

Certified yoga instructor Tatiana Nekrasova leads this low-impact yoga class for seniors.


Concert in the Courtyard: Abby Carey

Wednesday, August 23, 6 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

Abby Carey is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from North Attleboro, Massachusetts, whose influences range from Bruce Springsteen to The 1975.


South African and World Music with Phakamani Pega

Thursday, August 24, 6:30 p.m.
Jamaica Plain Branch

South African musician and Berklee graduate Phakamani Pega performs South African and world music songs along with other local musicians.


Concert in the Courtyard: Boston Lyric Opera

Friday, August 25, 12:30 p.m.
McKim Courtyard, Central Library in Copley Square

Both locally and beyond, Boston Lyric Opera celebrates the art of the voice through innovative programming and community engagement initiatives that redefine the opera-going experience.


Build a Website with GitHub

Saturday, August 26, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Kirstein Business Library and Innovation Center, Central Library in Copley Square

Learn how to set up a personal website and blog using Jekyll and how to host it for free using Github Pages. Please bring your laptop.