Boston (May 10, 2023) - Boston public media producer GBH is showcasing the depth and diversity of arts and culture in Boston with the launch of a new series of events at the GBH Studio in the Boston Public Library’s Newsfeed Café at the Central Library in Copley Square. The events, which will feature local artists and community members, welcome individuals and families to the studio for an entertaining experience.

“In expanding our programming at the GBH Studio at the Boston Public Library, we are further delivering on our commitment to provide the community with educational, inspiring and entertaining programs that foster citizenship and culture, the joy of learning and the power of diverse perspectives.” said Susan Goldberg, GBH president and CEO. “I am beyond grateful to our partners at the Boston Public Library and The Catered Affair for cultivating an environment that endlessly supports our community-focused ventures.”

All events are free and open to the public. The new series includes:

Lounge Thursdays celebrates Boston’s diverse art, music and culture. On the fourth Thursday of the month from 6-7pm, the community is invited to enjoy performances by local artists. The next Lounge Thursday event will be Thursday, May 25.

Outspoken Saturdays is a curated spoken-word poetry event for teens and young adults created in collaboration with spoken-word artist and event host Amanda Shea. On the first Saturday of the month, a curated selection of spoken-word poetry from local emerging artists will be performed live. Free and open to all, join GBH for the next Outspoken Saturday on June 3.

Press Play Saturdays invites kids and their families to “press play.” Every fourth Saturday of the month from 11am-12pm, families can kick off their weekends with a morning of enriching entertainment. The event will include screenings of popular GBH Kids shows, coloring materials, and appearances by special guests from around the community. The next installment of Press Play Saturdays will be Saturday, May 27.

The GBH Studio at the Boston Public Library opened in 2016 and currently serves as GBH’s audience-accessible studio space. The area includes live and recorded broadcasting capabilities, serves as an intimate event space and is home to the Newsfeed Café. This versatile satellite space is unique within the public media system.

“For years our partnership with GBH has enabled us to bring high-quality, impactful and entertaining programming to millions of patrons on a regular basis,” said David Leonard, president of the Boston Public Library. “I am thrilled that with this expansion of programming, our shared constituency will have all the more opportunity to engage with one another and their greater community as a whole.”

In addition to Lounge Thursdays, Outspoken Saturdays and Press Play Saturdays, the GBH Studio at the Boston Public Library will continue to produce its long-trusted and engaging programming on a regular basis, including:

Boston Public Radio - Hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan broadcast live every Tuesday and Friday from 11am to 2pm.

The State of Race - Produced in partnership with GBH, GBH WORLD, NAACP Boston Branch and The Boston Globe, these in-person and virtual forums about race and racial inequality take place monthly.

BPR After Hours - Boston Public Radio will host a quarterly evening program from 6-7:30 p.m. Jim Braude and Margery Eagan will host the show featuring a special guest each quarter. The event will invite audience members into the space to listen to the conversation and enjoy a complimentary drink from the Newsfeed Café.

The FRONTLINE Dispatch - Quarterly, GBH’s investigative journalism series FRONTLINE will record an episode of its podcast series for an audience. Raney Aronson-Rath, FRONTLINE’s editor-in-chief and executive producer, will be in conversation with a special guest to discuss the latest FRONTLINE investigations as well as FRONTLINE’s 40th anniversary.

Additional programming will continue to be introduced often. A calendar of upcoming events can be found here.

About GBH
GBH is the leading multiplatform creator for public media in America. As the largest producer of content for PBS and partner to NPR and PRX, GBH delivers compelling experiences, stories and information to audiences wherever they are. GBH produces digital and broadcast programming that engages, illuminates and inspires, through drama and science, history, arts, culture and journalism. GBH is the creator of such signature programs as MASTERPIECE, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, FRONTLINE, NOVA, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and Arthur and Molly of Denali and a catalog of streaming series, podcasts and on-demand video. GBH’s television channels include GBH 2, GBH 44, GBH Kids and national services GBH WORLD and Create. With studios and a newsroom headquartered in Boston, GBH reaches across New England with GBH 89.7, Boston’s Local NPR; CRB Classical 99.5; CAI, the Cape and Islands NPR station and as a partner to NEPM in Springfield. Dedicated to making media accessible to and representative of our diverse culture, GBH is a pioneer in delivering media to audience members who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired. With PBS LearningMedia, GBH creates curriculum-based digital content for educators nationwide. GBH’s local programming includes Boston Public Radio, Greater Boston, Stories from the Stage, Open Studio with Jared Bowen, Basic Black and High School Quiz Show. GBH has been recognized with hundreds of the nation’s premier broadcast, digital and journalism awards. Find more information at