New & Noteworthy

  • Dudley Branch Closing for Renovation
    At 5 p.m. on Friday, November 17, the Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library will undergo a temporary closure for a $14.7 million renovation with plans to reopen in Spring 2020. View relocated programs during the temporary closure here.
  • Thanksgiving
    Please note: All Boston Public Library locations will be open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, and closed on Thursday, November 23, in observance of Thanksgiving.
  • Automatic Renewals Policy
    Beginning November 1, we're changing our renewals policy so items will now automatically renew up to two times. Click here for more information and to learn about the items not eligible for automatic renewal.



Afternoon Story Time

Monday, November 20, 2 p.m.
West End Branch

Preschoolers and their caregivers join the children’s librarian for a special series of story times featuring reimagined versions of a well-known tale.


Boston Mosaic with Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Monday, November 20, 6:30 p.m.
Adams Street Branch

The Boston Philharmonic presents a free interactive concert of music by Latina composers. All ages are welcome.


Hatha Yoga

Tuesday, November 21, 6:30 p.m.
Fields Corner Branch

Integral Yoga instructor Alicia Zipp leads a free community Hatha Yoga class. Beginners are welcome.


Bilingual Sing-along

Wednesday, November 22, 10:30 a.m.
Faneuil Branch

Young children enjoy songs and action rhymes in both English and Spanish.


Arts and Crafts for Adults

Friday, November 24, 2 – 4 p.m.
Charlestown Branch

Use the branch’s art supplies to express yourself through coloring, drawing, and painting, or bring in your own craft, knitting, or needlework projects.