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Get Help Navigating the New BPL.org Get Help Navigating the New BPL.org

Welcome to the new BPL.org! We’ve redesigned our website to make it more dynamic, innovative, and fun. If you're wondering where your…
Welcome to the new BPL.org! We’ve redesigned our website to make it more dynamic, innovative, and fun. If you're wondering where your…
Recommended / American Classics

The Great American Read The Great American Read

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Help PBS choose America’s favorite book. Below is the list of America’s 100 most-loved books in The Great American Read. Visit your local…
Help PBS choose America’s favorite book. Below is the list of America’s 100 most-loved books in The Great American Read. Visit your local…
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Closed on Sunday May 27, & Monday May… Closed on Sunday May 27, & Monday May…

All library locations will be closed Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. All locations will resume normal…
All library locations will be closed Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. All locations will resume normal…
Learn / about Retirement

Staying Independent Staying Independent

May 23rd | 2:00pm - 3:30pm
What does it take to stay in your home and be independent? If you are retired and want to stay in your home throughout your retirement,…
What does it take to stay in your home and be independent? If you are retired and want to stay in your home throughout your retirement,…
Learn / about the Royal Family

Joining "The Firm:" The House of Windsor Joining "The Firm:" The House of Windsor

By EileenS
When Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry on May 19, she is not only marrying into the British Royal Family, but also joining forces with a…
When Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry on May 19, she is not only marrying into the British Royal Family, but also joining forces with a…
Connect / Help Boston Read One Million Minutes!

Coming This Summer - Boston Reads One… Coming This Summer - Boston Reads One…

Beginning on June 1, 2018, Boston Public Library is challenging the city to read one million minutes this summer! Learn how you can join.
Beginning on June 1, 2018, Boston Public Library is challenging the city to read one million minutes this summer! Learn how you can join.
Connect / Adoption & Foster Care

Every Child Deserves a Home Every Child Deserves a Home

By KatieD
“There is no better gift to give a child than a family.” - Anonymous May is National Foster Care Month.  Here are some books to inspire…
“There is no better gift to give a child than a family.” - Anonymous May is National Foster Care Month.  Here are some books to inspire…
Connect / Asian/Pacific American experience

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month… Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month…

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The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the…
The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the…
Learn / about Codman Square's Quilting Seniors

Senior Quiltmaking at Codman Square Senior Quiltmaking at Codman Square

By Rosie L.
Every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m., seniors from Boston and nearby communities gather at the Codman Square Branch in Dorchester to quilt…
Every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m., seniors from Boston and nearby communities gather at the Codman Square Branch in Dorchester to quilt…
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Recommended / Epic Poem

Explore a Classic Epic Poem: Beowulf Explore a Classic Epic Poem: Beowulf

By EileenS
Beowulf is an epic poem that is both one of the most important works in English literature, and a great adventure story. While it is set…
Beowulf is an epic poem that is both one of the most important works in English literature, and a great adventure story. While it is set…
Learn / Exhibition

Breathing Room: Mapping Boston's Open... Breathing Room: Mapping Boston's Open...

Boston boasts some of the nation’s most recognizable and cherished green spaces, from Boston Common, to the Emerald Necklace, to hundreds…
Boston boasts some of the nation’s most recognizable and cherished green spaces, from Boston Common, to the Emerald Necklace, to hundreds…
Connect / With The History of Your Home

Find Your Blueprints at the BPL Find Your Blueprints at the BPL

By Eve Griffin
Many of Boston's residential buildings are old enough that it might difficult for you to readily find important information about the…
Many of Boston's residential buildings are old enough that it might difficult for you to readily find important information about the…
Recommended / Gardening Books

Spring Gardening Booklist Spring Gardening Booklist

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Spring, a time of growth and renewal, is here. Whether you want to celebrate by getting back into your garden, greening-up your living or…
Spring, a time of growth and renewal, is here. Whether you want to celebrate by getting back into your garden, greening-up your living or…
Recommended / Graphic Novels

Girl Power Graphic Novels that Any Kid… Girl Power Graphic Novels that Any Kid…

By AngelaB
Graphic novels are more than the Superhero comics that star handsome, square-jawed,—often white—male protagonist that defend the world…
Graphic novels are more than the Superhero comics that star handsome, square-jawed,—often white—male protagonist that defend the world…
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