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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 / Festival

DSNI Multicultural Festival--Candlewick… DSNI Multicultural Festival--Candlewick…

Aug 18th | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Mary Hannon Park
Join the Bibliocycle and Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative for live music, dance, games and more.
Join the Bibliocycle and Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative for live music, dance, games and more.
Learn / About Getting Citizenship

USCIS Information Sessions USCIS Information Sessions

In this drop-in session, a USCIS (Citizenship and Immigration) officer will answer questions about immigration issues. Learn more here.
In this drop-in session, a USCIS (Citizenship and Immigration) officer will answer questions about immigration issues. Learn more here.
Learn / about 1968

Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968 Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968

Aug 16th | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Musician, journalist, and Boston native Ryan Walsh will read from and discuss his book ASTRAL WEEKS: A Secret History of 1968
Musician, journalist, and Boston native Ryan Walsh will read from and discuss his book ASTRAL WEEKS: A Secret History of 1968
Connect / be a Homework Help Mentor!

Apply to be a Homework Help Mentor! Apply to be a Homework Help Mentor!

To apply for a mentor position please attend one of the drop-in interview sessions on August 21, 3:30 – 5 p.m. or August 23, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
To apply for a mentor position please attend one of the drop-in interview sessions on August 21, 3:30 – 5 p.m. or August 23, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Recommended / Staff Pick

The Perfect Mother

A night out---a few hours of fun. What could possibly go wrong? This unputdownable debut explores the pressures of motherhood as well as… More
recommended by BostonPL_DeniseD
Learn / English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL Classes and Conversation Groups ESL Classes and Conversation Groups

If you are hoping to learn or improve your English, check out these classes and conversation groups, to help get you started.
If you are hoping to learn or improve your English, check out these classes and conversation groups, to help get you started.
Recommended / Patent and Trademark Resources

Patent and Trademark Resource Center Patent and Trademark Resource Center

By KatieD
The Boston Public Library is home to a U. S. Patent and Trademark Resource Center. The staff of the Research Services Department at the…
The Boston Public Library is home to a U. S. Patent and Trademark Resource Center. The staff of the Research Services Department at the…
Connect / Photos of Past Boston Summers

Summer in the City Photographs Summer in the City Photographs

By Dhruti Bhagat
While many people head to the beach for summer, those of us still in the city can have some fun! Here are some digitized photos of people…
While many people head to the beach for summer, those of us still in the city can have some fun! Here are some digitized photos of people…
Recommended / August Reads

Staff Picks: August 2018 Staff Picks: August 2018

recommended by BostonPL_ReadersAdvisory
Every month staff from the Reader Services and Collection Development departments at the Boston Public Library recommend their favorite…
Every month staff from the Reader Services and Collection Development departments at the Boston Public Library recommend their favorite…
Recommended / for Reading Recommendations

NoveList Plus NoveList Plus

Fiction and nonfiction reading recommendations for adults, including reviews, articles, reading lists, and more.
Fiction and nonfiction reading recommendations for adults, including reviews, articles, reading lists, and more.
Recommended / Great American Reads

The BPL's 25 Most Popular Great… The BPL's 25 Most Popular Great…

recommended by BostonPL_ReadersAdvisory
The 100 novels featured on the Great American Read have something for everyone; covering all ages, genres, places and time periods. Great…
The 100 novels featured on the Great American Read have something for everyone; covering all ages, genres, places and time periods. Great…
Connect / Arts Department News

Arts Department Temporary Closure Arts Department Temporary Closure

Beginning Monday, August 6, the Arts Department will be closed to in-person public service for approximately 3 months while staff prepare…
Beginning Monday, August 6, the Arts Department will be closed to in-person public service for approximately 3 months while staff prepare…
Learn / about the Business of Magic

Enchanting Entrepreneurship Enchanting Entrepreneurship

By AmberD
Harry Potter’s Birthday was on July 31! And while magic might not be real or as fantastic in Rowling’s books, it’s still a pretty…
Harry Potter’s Birthday was on July 31! And while magic might not be real or as fantastic in Rowling’s books, it’s still a pretty…
Learn / new things

The Great Courses on OverDrive The Great Courses on OverDrive

The Great Courses are uniquely crafted for lifelong learners, with engaging, immersive learning experiences you can’t get in a lecture hall.
The Great Courses are uniquely crafted for lifelong learners, with engaging, immersive learning experiences you can’t get in a lecture hall.
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