New & Noteworthy

  • Housing, Health, and Addiction Resource Guides
    Boston Public Library has two online guides that provide resources on housing, health, and addiction. Our Addiction Recovery Resources in Boston Resource Guide contains information on substance use and recovery services and is designed for both active users and their loved ones, and our Housing, Health Hunger, & Help Resource Guide offers information on shelters, food, and medical and legal assistance for the homeless and housing insecure in the Greater Boston area.
  • Roslindale Renovation Community Advisory Committee Meeting
    On Tuesday, October 17, at 6 p.m., the Roslindale Branch hosts the first community advisory committee meeting for the design of the branch's renovation. Architecture firm Leers Weinzapfel Associates and members of the City of Boston's Public Facilities Department with be in attendance, in addition to representatives from the BPL. All are welcome to attend.
  • Governance and Development Committee Meeting Canceled
    The Board of Trustees Governance and Development Committee Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 17 has been canceled.
  • Art & Architecture Tour Canceled on October 28
    Due to heavy foot traffic anticipated from the Boston Book Festival, our Art & Architecture Tour on Saturday, October 28 is canceled. Tours resume on Sunday, October 29.



Quilt Making for Generations

Tuesday, October 17, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Codman Square Branch

Beginner and experienced quilters are welcome to make a quilt.


Music and Movement

Wednesday, October 18, 10:30 a.m.
Lower Mills Branch

Children ages five and under are invited to join Ms. Celeste for songs, dancing, and action rhymes to develop early language skills through music and rhythm.


Author Talk with Nancy Schön

Thursday, October 19, 6 p.m.
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square

Nancy Schön, best-known for her iconic Make Way for Ducklings sculpture in Boston’s Public Garden, discusses her life and work with moderator Anita Diamant.


Halloween Story Time

Friday, October 20, 10:30 a.m.
South Boston Branch

Kids of all ages celebrate spiders, owls, skeletons, and ghosts with fun stories and songs.


Annual Children/YA Used Book Sale

Saturday, October 21, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
West Roxbury Branch

Browse children’s and YA books for all interests. All proceeds benefit the West Roxbury Branch. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Roxbury Branch.