Take a look back at the the Central Library Renovation grand reopening on July 9, 2016. Visitors can now enjoy updates to the interior design and exterior landscaping, new digital elements, beautiful new spaces for studying and reading, refreshed collections, and new public computers. The renovation of the Central Library puts the BPL on the cutting edge of library services – reshaping and redefining the patron experience at a 21st-century urban public library.
Shakespeare Unauthorized pulls back the curtain on four hundred years of collaboration, confusion, and even literary deception that surround the plays, poems, and life of William Shakespeare. Through an unprecedented exhibition of the Boston Public Library’s world-class collections, visitors can view some of the rarest, most extraordinary books in the world and learn about the countless men and women who have made and remade the works of a literary icon.
The Druker lecture celebrating design and architecture was established in 2001 to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of The Druker Company and its three generations of development and philanthropy in the City of Boston; as well as to commemorate the family's longstanding relationship with the Boston Public Library, dating back to the early twentieth century when John Druker built the Orient Heights branch library in East Boston which in 1986 was donated to the city by his grandson, Ronald, who runs the company today.