Informational Alert | Coronavirus Updates

Contactless pickup of library holds available during modified hours at Main, Central Square, O’Neill and Valente. No appointment required. Request items from our online catalog. For assistance, call 617-349-4040 or email


Not just a place to get books and movies, the Cambridge Public Library hosts free events as diverse as our patrons from lectures and film screenings to puppet shows. Check our calendar for details on special and recurring events.

Arts Boston, and The Boston Globe's Arts and Entertainment page are sources where you can find listings for concerts, readings, nightlife, theater and other goings on about town. If you prefer to spend your evening at home,'s A&E page also has local TV Guide listings.

The Harvard Film Archive and Brattle Theatre are local venues that screen curated selections of classic, independent, documentary and foreign films.

Cambridge is also home to the Tony Award winning American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), the group behind the long running The Donkey Show, based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Other useful resources:
The Internet Movie Database
The Internet Broadway Database
The Internet Theatre Database - a movie review aggregator where you can also watch trailers and look up local showtimes. - an aggregator of television, movie, music and video game reviews