Central Library Renovation Receives Multiple Design & Construction Awards

Boston Public Library’s $78 million Central Library Renovation has recently been awarded seven national and local awards, celebrating the project’s design excellence, preservation, and outstanding collaboration. Among the honors are the prestigious 2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards from the joint American Institute of Architects (AIA) and American Library Association (ALA) program as well as the…
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Boston Public Library’s Concerts in the Courtyard Summer Series Continues in July

Boston Public Library’s Concerts in the Courtyard (www.bpl.org/concerts) series continues in the month of July and runs through Wednesday, August 30, showcasing a variety of artists and musical genres in the library’s iconic Italianesque courtyard at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Concerts are held on Wednesdays at 6 p.m…
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Boston Public Library’s July Author Talks & Literary Events

Boston Public Library’s free July literary events feature bestselling authors Matthew Quick, Ashley and JaQuavis, local writers, and youth programming: Children ages 8+ are encouraged to unleash their inner author with prompts and activities on Thursday, July 6, at 2 p.m. in the Children’s Library at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700…
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Boston Public Library Announces Playwright in Residence Program

Boston Public Library announces today its first playwright in residence, John J King, in collaboration with Fresh Ink Theatre Company, a venture in which King will utilize the library’s collections and resources to develop and workshop a new play commissioned by Fresh Ink, with various opportunities for the public to observe and participate in the…
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Five Couples Exchange Vows in Boston Public Library Wedding Ceremony Giveaway

Boston Public Library hosted the wedding ceremonies of five couples in the first-ever giveaway of this kind on Sunday, June 11, in the iconic Italianate courtyard at the Central Library in Copley Square. Winners were selected via an online lottery held in early 2017. “Long a much sought-after wedding venue, this initiative offered everyone regardless…
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Boston Public Library’s Summer Reading Program for All Ages Begins

Boston Public Library locations offer summer programs (www.bpl.org/summer) for children, teens, and adults, beginning this month and running through August, to provide free, quality educational opportunities for people of all ages in the City of Boston. “Summer is a wonderful time for our students to explore their City, and that includes the Boston Public Libraries,…
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Boston Public Library Celebrates Pride Month with Inaugural Booklist, Programs in June

Boston Public Library celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month with its first ever “We Are Pride” booklist for children, teens, and adults, and a variety of LGBTQ+ events and programs take place at the Central Library in Copley Square and branch locations across the city.The booklist is available online and at all locations beginning today. “Boston Public…
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Boston Public Library’s June Author Talks & Literary Events

Boston Public Library’s June events feature yoga teacher and author Jessamyn Stanley, local writer Michael Patrick MacDonald, book sales, and more: Local author and historian Alex Goldfeld speaks about the history of the North End; from the Boston Massacre to Revere’s heroic ride, the North End embodies almost four centuries of strife and celebration, international…
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Boston Public Library’s Concerts in the Courtyard Summer Series Begins Friday, June 2

Boston Public Library’s Concerts in the Courtyard (www.bpl.org/concerts) series returns Friday, June 2 and runs through Wednesday, August 30, showcasing a variety of artists and musical genres in the library’s iconic Italianesque courtyard at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Concerts are held on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and on…
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