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The BPL Renovation Has Collected a Bevy of Design Awards

In the year since the Boston Public Library’s revitalized Johnson Building reopened to the public, the renovation project has amassed a collection of design and construction […]

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The BPL Helped Five Couples Tie the Knot for Free

Back in February, the Boston Public Library announced that it would give away a handful of dream weddings in its iconic McKim building. The ceremony would […]

Arts & Entertainment

Celebrate Pride with the Boston Public Library

Each year the Central Branch of the Boston Public Library has shown support for the Boston Pride celebration by flying pride flags off the McKim […]

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The BPL’s Hosting Free Concerts in the Courtyard—and They’ll Be Livestreamed

The Boston Public Library announced today its 2017 Concerts in the Courtyard schedule. The program brings musical acts to the central library’s gorgeous courtyard, where twice a […]

City Life

15 Vividly Vintage Postcards of Boston

In an age where traveling is often documented religiously on Instagram for all to see, good ol’ fashioned snail mail can be a welcome change of pace. […]

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How to Celebrate Earth Day 2017 in Boston

Race Against Extinction Earth Day 5K No matter if you’re a cheetah (a runner), a tortoise (a walker), or a gazelle (an inline skater), the […]


Win a Free Wedding at the Boston Public Library

Maybe he proposed via Byron sonnet, e.e. cummings verse, or Mr. Darcy quote. Maybe your first date was to the Harvard Book Store, your first […]

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BPL Reveals Most-Borrowed Books of 2016

It seems Bostonians’ taste in books has not changed a whole lot since 2015. The Boston Public Library has revealed which books made its Top 10 […]

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Watch a True Colors Documentary at the Boston Public Library

If you’ve never heard of True Colors—no, not the Cyndi Lauper song—you need to change that. Based right in Copley Square, True Colors is the country’s longest-running […]

City Life

WGBH’s Broadcast Studio and Cafe Inside the Boston Public Library Opens This Week

Next time you go to return a library book, you just might see the mayor—or the governor, the AG, or hey, even Jim Braude. WGBH’s […]

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Meet the Boston Public Library’s New President, David Leonard

The Boston Public Library may have gone through a slightly bumpy stretch, between missing artwork and its issues finding a new president, but with newly chosen […]

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Photos: A First Look at the Renovated Boston Public Library

  A few finishing touches are rounding out the last phase of the Boston Public Library’s renovation as the revitalized Johnson building readies to open to […]

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The Entirely Renovated Boston Public Library Will Debut in July

After three years and $78 million, the final phase of the Boston Public Library’s renovation is coming to a close. That means, of course, a […]

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Boston Public Library Appoints David Leonard President

Well, that was quick. Just one week after the Boston Public Library’s first choice for its new president, Jill Bourne, turned down the post for […]

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Boston Public Library President Candidate Turns Down Post

A high profile pick to be the next president of the Boston Public Library has turned down the position, citing personal reasons. Jill Bourne, who […]