All locations will be closed on Monday, February 18, in observance of President's Day

The Brighton branch will be closed February 9 -24 for a boiler replacement project. Patrons can pick up their holds at the Faneuil branch during that time.

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Recommended / for Parents

See Our February Vacation Programs! See Our February Vacation Programs!


See all upcoming February vacation programs for your kids at all library locations.
See all upcoming February vacation programs for your kids at all library locations.
Recommended / February Vacation Activity

Caravan Puppets: The Four Season Bear Caravan Puppets: The Four Season Bear

Feb 20th | 11:00am - 11:45am
“The Four Season Bear” playfully explores the 4 seasons with unique handcrafted puppets, beautiful staging and live original music.
“The Four Season Bear” playfully explores the 4 seasons with unique handcrafted puppets, beautiful staging and live original music.
Recommended / February Vacation Activity

Concert with Matt Heaton Concert with Matt Heaton

Feb 19th | 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Come to an entertaining concert by Matt Heaton. Matt’s songs are a mix of genres delivered with a sense of humor and sincere sense of fun.
Come to an entertaining concert by Matt Heaton. Matt’s songs are a mix of genres delivered with a sense of humor and sincere sense of fun.
Recommended / Staff Pick - By a Black Author

How We Get Free

I love this book. Lesser known/discussed Boston history of social movements in the 70s led by Black feminist, queer, socialists—what more… More
recommended by aeneh
Learn / How to Turn Photos into Stencils

Turn Photos into Stencils with Photoshop Turn Photos into Stencils with Photoshop

Feb 21st | 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Learn how use Photoshop to create multilayered stencils from your Photos. Knowledge of how to use Mac Computers strongly recommended.
Learn how use Photoshop to create multilayered stencils from your Photos. Knowledge of how to use Mac Computers strongly recommended.
Recommended / February Vacation Activity

Potions School Potions School

Feb 22nd | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Use science to make mixtures that bubble, change color, and more. Ages 6 - 12.
Use science to make mixtures that bubble, change color, and more. Ages 6 - 12.
Recommended / President's Day Reads

Presidential Thrillers Presidential Thrillers

recommended by BostonPL_KirstenD
Liven up this President's Day by picking up one of these thrillers with fictional presidents, the Secret Service & government conspiracies!
Liven up this President's Day by picking up one of these thrillers with fictional presidents, the Secret Service & government conspiracies!
Learn / the History of Chocolate

A History of Chocolate A History of Chocolate

recommended by BostonPL_KirstenD
February is National Chocolate Lovers' Month! Indulge your cravings with these reads, where you can learn about the history of chocolate.
February is National Chocolate Lovers' Month! Indulge your cravings with these reads, where you can learn about the history of chocolate.
Connect / Black Stories for Kids

Past, Present & Future Black Stories! Past, Present & Future Black Stories!

By MaijaM
Black History Month is one short month of the year, but Black characters in stories can reflect the past, present and future.
Black History Month is one short month of the year, but Black characters in stories can reflect the past, present and future.
Recommended / For Those Affected by the Government Shutdown

Need Housing, Health, or Hunger Help? Need Housing, Health, or Hunger Help?

This guide contains information to help people who are housing and food insecure. If you need assistance ask a library staff member to help.
This guide contains information to help people who are housing and food insecure. If you need assistance ask a library staff member to help.
Learn / Prepare for the SATs

Free SAT® Prep Workshops Free SAT® Prep Workshops

These SAT® courses are for students applying to college who need a prep class. These courses have limited seating. See all classes here.
These SAT® courses are for students applying to college who need a prep class. These courses have limited seating. See all classes here.
Connect / Library Lovers Month

Tell us why you love the library! Tell us why you love the library!

February is library lovers month! Fill out this form and share us why you love the library!
February is library lovers month! Fill out this form and share us why you love the library!
Recommended / Staff Picks

Staff Picks: February 2019 Staff Picks: February 2019

recommended by BostonPL_ReadersAdvisory
Every month staff from the Reader Services and Collection Development departments at the Boston Public Library recommend their favorites.
Every month staff from the Reader Services and Collection Development departments at the Boston Public Library recommend their favorites.
Connect / Black History Month

Black Is... 2019 Black Is... 2019

recommended by BostonPL_ReadersAdvisory
Black Is is a list of recent books concerning the African American experience. It is published for Black History Month each year.
Black Is is a list of recent books concerning the African American experience. It is published for Black History Month each year.
Learn / How to Use Your New Devices

Unsure How to Use Your New Gadgets? Unsure How to Use Your New Gadgets?

By Jessica Elias
If you're worried (or frustrated) that you don't know how to use your device, or someone you know is struggling, come to the BPL for help.
If you're worried (or frustrated) that you don't know how to use your device, or someone you know is struggling, come to the BPL for help.
Recommended / Tax Prep Help

Free Tax Prep with VITA at KBLIC! Free Tax Prep with VITA at KBLIC!

On Tuesdays and Sundays, VITA will be offering free planning on tax preparation & resolution, debt negotiation & credit counseling.
On Tuesdays and Sundays, VITA will be offering free planning on tax preparation & resolution, debt negotiation & credit counseling.
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