The Central Library in Copley Square hosts thousands of programs each year, which are free to all. Below are some of the signature programs the Central Library hosts. If you're interested in suggesting a program for the BPL, at any location, please review the guidelines before filling out a proposal form.
Author Talks at the Central Library
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
Enjoy free, concert series in the BPL's beautiful courtyard throughout the summer and the winter.
Druker Award & Lecture
An award presented annually to a speaker or speakers who has or have made contributions to the world of urban art, architecture, and design.
Local & Family History Series
A series of guest lecturers at the Central Library teach you about the rich history of Greater Boston & how to learn more about your roots.
Lowell Lecture Series
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 Central Library at Copley Square and the Branch Libraries host a variety of rotating exhibitions and displays.
"Deemed a Runaway" — Black Laws of the NorthMar 23rd | 6:00pm - 7:30pmOnline Event
History of the Hub: Resources for Local and Family History…Apr 27th | 6:00pm - 7:30pmOnline Event
On the Job: Researching Your Ancestors Who Worked in the…May 9th | 6:00pm - 7:30pmOnline Event
Huzzah! Researching Your Revolutionary RootsJun 15th | 6:00pm - 7:30pmOnline Event