Signature Programs

The Central Library in Copley Square hosts thousands of programs each year, which are free to all. Here are some of the signature programs the Central Library hosts:

  • Author Talk Series - Visiting authors run the gamut of first-time writers to best-selling novelists with a string of books under their belts.
  • Concerts in the Courtyard & Winter Concert Series - Enjoy free, lunchtime concert series throughout the summer and afternoons in the winter.
  • Exhibitions - The Central Library hosts a variety of rotating exhibitions and displays.
  • Local and Family History Series - A series of guest lecturers at the Central Library teach you about the rich history of Greater Boston and how to learn more about your roots.
  • Lowell Lecture Series - Generously sponsored by the Lowell Institute, this acclaimed annual series has welcomed a distinguished slate of speakers, from Supreme Court Justices to Pulitzer Prize winners.
  • Never Too Late Group - One of the country's oldest, continuously running groups for older adults meets weekly at the Central Library.
  • The Public Conversation - President David Leonard engages in conversation with academics, writers, and intellectuals to discuss events and issues of the national collective conscience.

If you're interested in suggesting a program for the BPL, at any location, please review the guidelines before filling out a proposal form