BPL Programs & Outreach

Programs at the BPL

Programs at the BPL

Boston Public Library sponsors programs at the Central Library in Copley Square and branches that support our activities, collections, and Compass: Strategic Plan.

Please visit our Calendar of Events to view a list of upcoming programs, lectures, classes, exhibitions, and more.

All library programs are free and open to the public.

For more information about event space rental or scheduling a meeting, please contact the Events Office directly at events@bpl.org or 617-859-2212.

Program Partnership Proposals (FY18)

The Boston Public Library is currently seeking program partnerships for Fiscal Year 2018, July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018.

To be considered for Fiscal Year 2018 submit the application by March 17, 2017.

Decisions will be reached and organizations notified by March 31, 2017.

All programs at the Boston Public Library are free and open to the public.

Branch Library Program Proposals

To propose an adult, teen, and children's program or event at a single branch library location, please contact the branch directly.

Central Library and Block/Series Program Proposals

Adult, teen, and children's programs and events at the Central Library in Copley Square and programs for multiple locations (including author talks, summer programming, and school vacation programming) are coordinated by the Programs and Outreach department.

To propose a single program for the Central Library, or to propose a series of programs at multiple locations, please submit a completed programming proposal (PDF form - use Adobe Reader to fill out & save) by email to programs@bpl.org.

Please note that the Central Library in Copley Square schedules programs a minimum of three months prior to the scheduled event date. We will review all proposals and contact you if we are able to accommodate your proposed program. Proposals are kept on file for possible future use.