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By adamg - 10/29/20 - 8:59 am

The Beacon Hill Times reports the city is looking at updating the Cambridge Street library and that part of the study includes adding housing units to the site. At a meeting last week, residents asked that whatever the final plans, they should keep the library's unique hexagonal reading room.

By adamg - 10/25/20 - 4:12 pm
Wanted for setting ballot drop box on fire

Update: Suspect charged.

Boston Police have released photos of a guy they say set fire to the ballot drop box outside the Copley Square library around 4:10 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 8/26/20 - 12:51 pm

The Boston Public Library announced yesterday it's partially re-opening the computer room at the Copley Square central library, where people can now sign up for two-hour slots to use socially-distanced computers. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/20 - 9:10 pm

The Bay State Banner reports on the controversy surrounding the 7-4 renaming vote by BPL trustees.

By adamg - 3/25/20 - 10:11 am

The BPL children's library has started a blanket-fort challenge - what kind of forts can Boston kids make?

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By adamg - 3/15/20 - 10:19 pm

With schools, restaurants, bars and houses of worship closing, the union representing many BPL employees today demanded that library officials order an immediate shutdown of Boston libraries because of concerns that with all the other closings, city libraries will quickly become Covid-19 breeding grounds. Read more.

By adamg - 3/14/20 - 10:26 am
Pile of books

"We hoard differently," Paul Friedmann allows.

By adamg - 10/25/19 - 7:03 pm

The Boston Public Library today said it is clearing outstanding book fines for library-card holders under 18 - and will no longer charge them late fees - effective Nov. 1. Read more.

By adamg - 7/18/19 - 12:13 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say tried beating up a BPL employee on Boylston Street last night after the worker asked him to leave the building for causing a ruckus. Read more.

By adamg - 4/4/19 - 9:52 am

The BPL branch in Roslindale Square is set to close later this year for some major renovation work (don't worry - they're keeping the dome). The Friends of the Roslindale Branch Library has been working with local businesses to set up micro-libraries around the neighborhood so people can still get a book to read - and is giving away libraries in a box that residents can put outside their homes to keep the books flowing.

By OriginallyFromDotParker - 3/22/19 - 12:26 am

Hey. Come here. I wanna tell you a story. At the Holy Name/Catholic Memorial dances I attended in my youth I never "grinded" with any boys. After one of the HN/CM dances I did find $211 on the ground when I went to buy some gum at White Hen Pantry. Westie continues its tradition of giving with this all-ages poetry contest courtesy of Friends of the West Roxbury Branch Library.

By adamg - 10/2/18 - 1:05 pm

The Boston Public Library said today it's making hotspot kits - which will let borrowers share an Internet connection with up to 15 other users - available for 21-day loans at all of its branches and the central library in Copley Square.

The devices connect to T-Mobile's Boston network. Anybody with a BPL card can borrow one of the gizmos.

More info.

By adamg - 7/16/18 - 8:45 am

WBUR reports on a BPD crackdown on skateboarders on Dartmouth Street outside the BPL in Copley Square last Wednesday.

By adamg - 5/1/18 - 9:30 am
Turkey at the North End library

Catacomb Society spotted one of the BPL's more feathered patrons at the North End branch library yesterday.

Meanwhile, over in East Boston, the Travaglinis noticed their Homer Street neighbor had a new weather vane the other day: Read more.

By adamg - 2/3/18 - 2:37 pm

City officials this morning formally opened the new Chinatown branch in the China Trade Center, on Boylston Street at Washington. The location is intended to be open for three to five years as the city looks for a location for a permanent branch. Read more.

By adamg - 1/18/18 - 10:48 pm
George Ticknor

Somebody or something really seems to have upset George Ticknor's disembodied head in Bates Hall at the Copley Square main library.

By adamg - 12/8/17 - 4:31 pm

Boston Police report arresting Brajon Brown, 18, of Mattapan, after a BPD captain noticed him "threatening another male with a long-barreled revolver" on the sidewalk in front of the Mattapan BPL branch on Blue Hill Avenue Thursday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 10/28/17 - 10:04 am

The Globe reports workers had been complaining about bug bites for months.

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