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Limited services available at this time. See bpl.org/reopening for details.
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Monday:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday:10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
700 Boylston Street
Boston MA 02116
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(617) 536-5400
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Saturday, June 19, 2021
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Monday after Juneteenth
Monday, June 21, 2021
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Sunday, July 4, 2021
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Monday, July 5, 2021
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Jun 25 12:00 PM
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Jun 30 6:00 PM
Take Two — Concerts in the Courtyard
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Jul 2 12:00 PM
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Jul 7 6:00 PM
Lisa Bello — Concerts in the Courtyard
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Jul 9 12:00 PM
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