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WHDH Local News from the 1960s

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BPL McKim Building Construction Photos

The Bunker Hill Times

Charlestown Newspapers,1851-1920

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Medieval and Early Renaissance Manuscripts

In memory of Mrs. Phebe Parker

American Revolution Gravestone Rubbings

A Search for Spring

Blog Posts

Shakira

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born in Columbia February 2, 1977, to a Columbian mother and a Lebanese father...

BPL World Language Collections

For Kids

Find content for kids of all ages. The Boston Public Library has many resources, events, and much much more.

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For Teens

Find content for teens of all ages. The Public Library has many resources, events and much much more.

Teens Carousal

Business & Career Success

BPL offers many resources and events for job seekers, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, investors, makers, and more.

Business & Career Success Carousal

Community Learning

The Community Learning Center can help with citizenship, immigration, English classes, adult education, technology, job success, and more.

Business & Career Success Carousal

Research

Research Services staff can assist you with finding collections for your use, whether for the casual learner, for formal education support, or for scholarly research.

Research Carousal

Special Collections

The Special Collections Department facilitates discovery and fosters public engagement with rare, distinctive, and culturally significant materials held by Boston Public Library.

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Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center

Departments at the BPL

Kids

Kids

Get homework help assistance in multiple languages at over half of our locations and online, join the Future Readers Club, and more!

Teens

Teens

We have events, online resources, spaces across our BPL locations, and more specifically for teens.

Community Learning Center

Community Learning Center

The Community Learning Center can help with citizenship, immigration, English classes, adult education, technology, job success, and more.

Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center (KBLIC)

Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center (KBLIC)

KBLIC invites media creators, innovators, job seekers, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, investors, coders, and makers to its space.

Reader Services

Reader Services

Our Reader Services team is knowledgeable about new books, trends in publishing, and helping readers find what they should read.

Research Services

Research Services

Research Services staff can assist you with finding collections for your use, for formal education support, scholarly research, and more.

Leventhal Map & Education Center

Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center

The Map Center uses maps, geography, and history to explore the connections between places and people in Boston, New England, and beyond.

Special Collections

Special Collections

The Special Collections Department fosters public engagement with rare, distinctive, and culturally significant materials held by BPL.

Special Events

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Special Events

The Special Events staff looks forward to helping you plan your event. Contact us for more info, date availability, or to arrange a visit.
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