Boston Marathon Programs
April 2014, Central Library in Copley Square
Concerts in the Courtyard
One of Boston’s most beautiful spaces will be filled with music with free, lunchtime concerts in the McKim courtyard at the Central Library in Copley Square. All concerts begin at 12:30 p.m.
- Monday, April 14 - Amaryllis Chamber Ensemble
- Tuesday, April 15 - Lindsay Straw
- Wednesday, April 16 - Daniel Acsadi
- Thursday, April 17 - Gabrielle Diaz with American Century Music
- Friday, April 18 - New England Conservatory
- Saturday, April 19 - New England Conservatory
In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held in Rabb Lecture Hall.
Author talk with Robert J. Wicks
Wednesday, April 16, 6 p.m., Commonwealth Salon
Robert J. Wicks’ latest book Perspective: The Calm Within the Storm combines research and classic wisdom to provide advice on how to discover and regain a balanced and healthy perspective. Wicks received his doctorate in psychology from Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital and is on the faculty of Loyola University. He has published over 50 books for professionals and the general public including Bounce: Living the Resilient Life, Riding the Dragon, and Streams of Contentment.
Author panel featuring Boston Globe reporters Scott Helman and Jenna Russell, authors of Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City’s Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice
Thursday, April 17, 6 p.m., Rabb Lecture Hall
Long Mile Home tells the gripping story of the tragic, surreal, and ultimately inspiring week of April 15, 2013, and highlights the bravery, resourcefulness, and resiliency of the Boston community before, during, and after the tragic Marathon Bombings. The authors, both journalists at the Boston Globe, are backed by that paper’s deep and widely praised coverage of the event.
Aftermath: A Photographic Reflection on the Boston Marathon
Saturday, April 19, 2 p.m., Rabb Lecture Hall
Days after the bombings, photographer Joshua Touster began photographing the makeshift memorial sites that sprung up around Boylston Street. The series took a personal turn as Touster documented the experience of being locked down in his Watertown home. For the next ten weeks Touster photographed all aspects of the aftermath of the bombings. Touster will show a selection of images and will also discuss his personal and professional reflections.
Art & Architecture Tours: Special Schedule
During the week of April 14-19, art and architecture tours of the Central Library will take place each day at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. On Tuesday and Thursday of that week, there will also be a 6 p.m. tour offered. Public art and architecture tours highlight the architecture of Charles Follen McKim and Philip Johnson, as well as the many works of famed sculptors and painters. The free tours last about an hour and are given by volunteer guides. No appointment is necessary. Tours meet in the lobby of the McKim Building (Dartmouth Street entrance).
Many organizations throughout the Greater Boston area are hosting commemorative events: the BostonBetter blog includes listings and more information on programs, schedules, and participating institutions.