Signature Programs

Signature Programs

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.

Signature Programs

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.

Summer 2024 Concerts in the Courtyard Series

Enjoy free concert series in the BPL's beautiful courtyard! The Summer 2024 Concerts in the Courtyard Series runs through August 30.

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.

Signature Programs

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.

Signature Programs


The Central Library at Copley Square and the Branch Libraries host a variety of rotating exhibitions and displays.
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