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‘City of Neighborhoods’ Exhibition Opens at the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library

Posted on March 12th, 2014 by admin in Media Releases

Exhibition tells the story of a “new” Boston 

The exhibition City of Neighborhoods: The Changing Face of Boston opens at the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library on Saturday, orientheightsMarch 22, with an open house, tours, and activities for families from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The exhibition examines the changing landscape of Boston’s neighborhoods; which, during the last decade, have become younger and more ethnically and racially diverse.

City of Neighborhoods celebrates the diversity of the City and the traditions that are reflective of both Boston’s great history and those that are unique to each neighborhood,” said Evan Thornberry, co-curator. “The exhibition explores not only the people, but the institutions in each community that grow and support the cultural identities of people from around the world who now call Boston their home.” Read more »

‘Public Women, Private Lives’ Exhibition Opens at Boston Public Library

Posted on March 3rd, 2014 by admin in Media Releases

New exhibition in Copley Square celebrates Women’s History Month exhibition

The exhibition Public Women, Private Lives opens at the Boston Public Library’s Copley Square location on Friday, March 7, and runs through May 30 this year. March is Women’s History Month and the exhibition celebrates distinguished female writers from the 17th century onward whose works influence the tastes and perceptions of generations of readers. The feelings and daily lives of these women are brought to life through exploration of their published text and personal correspondence with friends and family.

“The women featured in the exhibition reveal much about their personalities through their writing and give a glimpse not only into their lives, but provide context for a time that brought forth pioneers in the literature field,” said curator Kimberly Reynolds. Read more »

Boston Public Library Going Digital and Crafty for Teen Tech Week

Posted on February 27th, 2014 by admin in Media Releases
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Workshops for teens scheduled March 10-15

BPLteentechweek2014Boston teens are invited to check out the Boston Public Library during Teen Tech Week, which takes place March 10-15. Seven neighborhood locations in the Boston Public Library system have events planned, ranging from coding and programming workshops to finding creative ways to re-use and recycle technology components via art.

“Digital literacy and creative literacy are important parts of a well-rounded learner’s skill set,” said Jessi Snow, Coordinator of Youth Services. “Teen Tech Week is a way for the Boston Public Library to welcome teens to the library and to all the opportunities that libraries make possible.”

Download the flyer (PDF, two pages).

Teen Tech Week is an annual and national initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association. In 2014, the theme is DIY @ your library (do it yourself) with the goal of raising awareness about how Boston Public Library creates a space to extend teens’ learning beyond the classroom where they can explore, create, and share content, and learn to be competent and ethical users of digital media. Read more »

March Lectures and Author Talks at Boston Public Library Locations

Posted on February 20th, 2014 by admin in Media Releases

Arthur series creator and experts on local history on the schedule

Boston Public Library will host lectures and author talks at the Central Library in Copley Square and branch locations through the month of March, highlighting the works of writers and experts in a variety of genres.marc

Local history enthusiasts can enjoy talks on the neighborhoods of Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, and Dorchester and also learn about the Charles River and the unique power of oral history in recapturing family stories.

One special highlight for families is the appearance of Marc Brown – the creator, author, and illustrator of the acclaimed Arthur series – on Sunday, March 9, at 2 p.m. Mr. Brown is speaking at the Central Library in Copley Square in conjunction with the library’s 2014 Lowell Lecture Series, which is dedicated to the theme “Gateway to Reading.” Read more »

School Vacation Week Programs Await Families at Boston Public Library Locations

Posted on February 11th, 2014 by admin in Media Releases

Fun, educational events available for children of all ages

BOSTON – February 11, 2014 – Boston Public Library offers numerous programs for children, teens, and families during school vacation week; including Olympic-themed events, musical performances, Black History Month commemorations, and more.craft

Saturday, February 15: