Wintertime Author Talks at the Boston Public Library
Former Bruins player Derek Sanderson among authors appearing in February
BOSTON – January 17, 2013 – During February, the Boston Public Library will host author talks at the Central Library in Copley Square and several branches throughout the city. February author appearances include:
- Jamaica Plain author Myra Love will read from her new book Other People's Dreams. Ms. Love speaks to the changes that parents and grown children confront when age and illness shift their dynamic. Monday, February 4, at 7 p.m. at the Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 433 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain.
- Author talk with Derek Sanderson, who will discuss his autobiography Crossing the Line: The Outrageous Story of a Hockey Original. Sanderson was a beloved member of the “Big Bad Bruins” and was known as “the Turk” when he played. Tuesday, February 5, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
- To celebrate Black History Month, author Calvin Alexander Ramsey will share readings from his book, Ruth and the Green Book, and will lead a discussion on fairness and discrimination. Mr. Ramsey will also discuss the importance of preserving old family documents and photos, just as the 1936 Green Book was preserved. RSVPs are required for this free event via ramsey.eventbrite.com. This event is sponsored by the Associates of the Boston Public Library. Saturday, February 9, at 2 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
- Local author Dwight will read from his book The Mango Drive Days and give a multimedia presentation on Jamaican culture, including the effects of European and Arab religious influences on the country. Saturday, February 9, at 2 p.m., at the Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 41 Geneva Avenue in Dorchester.
- Joe Gallo, author of Boston Bronze & Stone Speak to Us, will present a slide show and discussion of public art in Boston. Monday, February 11, 6:30 p.m. at the Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 690 Adams Street in Dorchester. Mr. Gallo’s appearance is part of the library’s ongoing Building Boston initiative.
- Writer, activist, and attorney Mary E. Blevins Cox will give a reading and presentation of her book My Journey to Justice. The book chronicles Ms. Cox’s life experiences, from her childhood in San Diego to the opening of her law practice in Virginia and her involvement in the high-profile trial of Mayor Marion Barry. The presentation will be accompanied by a jazz performance by the Bill Lowe Trio. Thursday, February 14, 6 p.m. at the Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 41 Geneva Avenue in Dorchester.
- Debut novelist panel with Charles Dubow, author of Indiscretion, and William Kuhn, author of Mrs. Queen Takes the Train. Mr. Dubrow was a founding editor of Forbes.com and later an editor at Businessweek.com. Mr. Kuhn is a biographer and historian. Thursday, February 21, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
- Author talk with Tim Dorsey. Mr. Dorsey is the author of sixteen novels, the latest of which is The Riptide Ultra-Glide, in which lovable serial killer Serge Storms comes to the rescue of a Midwestern couple who aren't finding Florida quite as charming as he does. Saturday, February 23, at 3 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
- Author talk with Tom Farmer and Marty Foley, authors of A Murder in Wellesley: The Inside Story of an Ivy-League Doctor’s Double Life, His Slain Wife, and the Trial That Gripped the Nation. On Halloween morning in 1999, Mabel Greineder was savagely murdered along a wooded trail in the well-heeled community of Wellesley, Massachusetts. As the shock following the brutal killing slowly subsided, the community was further shaken when the focus of the investigation turned to her husband, Dirk Greineder, a prominent physician and family man who was soon revealed to be leading a secret double life. A Murder in Wellesley takes the reader far beyond the headlines and national news coverage and tells the untold story of the meticulous investigation. Tuesday, February 26, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
- Author talk with David Roberts, who will discuss his book Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration. Mr. Roberts documents the harrowing journey of Douglas Mawson’s Australian Antarctic Expedition, which rivals the stories of Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Earnest Shackleton. Thursday, February 28, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
- Author talk with Jennifer Haigh, whose most recent publication is News from Heaven, a collection of ten interconnected short stories. Ms. Haigh is also the author of the novels Faith, The Condition, Baker Towers, and Mrs. Kimble. Thursday, February 28, at 6:45 p.m. at the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 12 Sedgwick Street.
The complete schedule of upcoming events at Boston Public Library locations is available at www.bpl.org/calendar.
Prepared by the Boston Public Library's Communications Office.
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