Posted on March 1st, 2014 by Gina Perille in General
Tags: arts, culture, Exhibitions, Films, Inside BPL Collections
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Boston Public Library has a variety of events and exhibitions on the schedule:
- West African Women’s Empowerment: A Story in Photographs, an exhibition at the Faneuil Branch in Brighton.
- Public Women, Private Lives, an exhibition opening March 7 in the Rare Books Lobby at the Central Library in Copley Square.
- Women of History Film Series at the South Boston Branch at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays.
- March 4: Queen Christina, starring Greta Garbo (1933)
- March 11: Calamity Jane, starring Doris Day (1953)
- March 18: Julie & Julia, starring Meryl Streep (2009)
- March 25: The Young Victoria, starring Emily Blunt (2009)
- Monday Night Film Series at the Central Library in Copley Square. The films begin at 6 p.m. and feature famous leading ladies from Massachusetts.
- March 3: Dangerous (1935)
- March 10: Harvey (1950)
- March 17: Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
- March 24: Moonstruck (1987)
- March 31: The Accidental Tourist (1988)
Of course, notable women in history can be discovered throughout the library’s collections each day. Several appear within Boston Public Library’s collections of distinction, such as Francis Clalin, book designer Sarah Wyman Whitman, and the abolitionist Weston sisters. Others are highlighted via our digitized collections such as Amelia Earhart and Emily Dickinson.
Posted on February 12th, 2014 by admin in General
Tags: Black History Month, Children and Teens, Families, Fun, School vacation week
A flurry of programs will take place at the Central Library and branches throughout school vacation week. Many of the offerings are in commemoration and celebration of Black History Month. Highlights include:
- Celebrating Black History with Music. Boston musician Bill Lowe connects audiences with Black History Month through music throughout February. For children ages 6-12.
- The Skin on My Chin: Diversity Workshop for Children. Michelle Chalmers reads from her rhyming picture book The Skin on My Chin, which explores diversity, ancestry, and conversation about skin. Children ages 6 and up learn about the sun and the diverse beauty of humanity, followed by a craft. Ms. Chalmers travels to nearly a dozen branches this month.
- Winter Olympics Competitions: Play as your chosen country in various Winter Olympic Wii events during the week at 3 p.m. beginning on Tuesday, February 18, at 3 p.m. at the Adams Street Branch. Prizes will be awarded on Friday to the countries (players) with the most medals. The Uphams Corner Branch will test your speed and skill on Friday, February 14, at 2 p.m. in the following events: bean bag toss, hula hooping, paper plane flying, book search, and frisbee throw. Prizes will be awarded to all participants.
For the complete list of programs at the Central Library and branches, visit www.bpl.org/calendar.
Posted on January 8th, 2014 by admin in General
Tags: East Boston
Enjoy this collection of portraits and quotes featuring East Boston Branch library users assembled in celebration of the new branch.
“I love East Boston’s activism and its diversity.
We can make this new library a gathering place
for people of all cultures, where young and old
combine to make one community.” –Debra Cave
“The new East Boston Branch
epitomizes the opportunity
for the growth of this community.”
“The library stands out and will be a new space
for the community to explore and experience.”
“Libraries are as important as they’ve ever been.
I’m thrilled to introduce the library to my
young sons and watch them explore
and grow in the new building.”
“I’m excited to see what new books will be in the library;
fiction, nonfiction, I like them all!” –Kiely Hernandez
“I love libraries; I go to my branch every day.
A great thing about the library in my community
is that it’s diverse and everyone is invited.”
Posted on December 16th, 2013 by Gina Perille in General
Tags: Architecture, Fun, LEGO
Thank you to all who voted for the Boston Public Library in the LEGO MINILAND® Facebook competition. The historic Central Library in Copley Square will have the very great — and very fun — honor of being constructed out of LEGO® bricks and displayed at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston next spring.
From the news release: The Boston Public Library, the first publicly supported municipal library in the U.S., overwhelmingly won LEGOLAND® Discovery Center’s MINILAND® contest and will be immortalized in LEGO bricks alongside other Boston landmarks when the attraction opens in May at Assembly Row in Somerville.
Read the complete release from LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston (PDF).
Visit the Boston Public Library Facebook page.