Press Room

Boston Public Library Announces Kick Off Community Meeting for Long-term Chinatown Library Services Planning Study

Posted on April 13th, 2017 by rlavery in Media Releases

Boston Public Library will host the first of three community meetings to begin gathering feedback for planning for long-term library services in Chinatown. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 25 at 6 p.m., and will be held at the China Trade Center located at 2 Boylston Street in Chinatown.

Representatives from planning firm Miller Dyer Spears will introduce the Chinatown Library Services Planning Study and review its purpose, process, and schedule. In addition representatives from the Boston Public Library, the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, and the Boston Planning and Development Agency will be in attendance. Community feedback is additionally welcome at Chinatownlibrarystudy@bpl.org, and more information can be viewed via www.bpl.org/branchcapitalprojects.

The work is part of Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s commitment to restoring library services in Chinatown after more than 60 years, and is in direct response to ongoing community advocacy for library services.

Temporary library services will open at the China Trade Center in 2017, and will include services such as community gathering space, a place to study and learn, and access to computers and the internet.

WHAT: Kick Off Community Meeting for Long-Term Chinatown Library Services

WHEN: Tuesday, April 25 at 6 p.m.

WHERE: China Trade Center, 2 Boylston St, Chinatown

 

About BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Boston Public Library has a Central Library, twenty-four branches, map center, business library, and a website filled with digital content and services. Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library has pioneered public library service in America. It was the first large free municipal library in the United States, the first public library to lend books, the first to have a branch library, and the first to have a children’s room. Each year, the Boston Public Library hosts thousands of programs and serves millions of people. All of its programs and exhibitions are free and open to the public. At the Boston Public Library, books are just the beginning. To learn more, visit bpl.org.

 

###

Mayor Walsh Announces $15.7 Million Capital Investment for Preservation of Boston’s Rare Books and Manuscripts

Posted on April 12th, 2017 by rlavery in Media Releases

Renovation and preservation project includes inventory, environmental, mechanical, and service improvements

 

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the launch of a major capital project at the Boston Public Library to help preserve its historic rare books and manuscripts collections, as outlined in Mayor Walsh’s Fiscal Year 2018 – Fiscal Year 2022 (FY18-FY22) Capital Plan being released tomorrow.

“The Boston Public Library has the distinct honor of serving as the steward of some of our nation’s finest and most historic collections,” said Mayor Walsh. “I am proud that through this Capital Plan, we are able to invest in the preservation and care of these collections to ensure their longevity and increase public access to these cherished items.”

The first phase of the project commenced in February 2017 with an inventory of the Rare Books & Manuscripts Department’s nearly 250,000 rare books and one million manuscripts, in preparation for the second and major phase of the project: substantial renovation with a focus on environmental and mechanical improvements to better regulate temperature and humidity control of the department’s collection storage areas, staff spaces, conservation lab, and public reading room. The project will be managed by the City of Boston’s Public Facility Department, and the total project is estimated to cost approximately $15.7 million between FY18-FY20.

This capital project continues the Boston Public Library’s renewed commitment to improve intellectual control and custodianship of all its special collections that began with the Print Department inventory launched in 2015.

The Rare Books & Manuscripts Department serves as the Boston Public Library’s principal repository of rare books, manuscripts, and artifacts of permanent or enduring value collected for their intellectual content and historical significance. Highlights of the library’s extraordinary holdings-one of the largest in the United States-include medieval manuscripts dating from as early as the 10th century; Colonial and Revolutionary War letters and documents; early printed books; and President John Adams’s personal library.

“As stewards of these most valuable and historic collections, we take our responsibility for their care extremely seriously; initiating this capital project ensures our rare books and manuscripts collection will be preserved, accessible to all, and utilized as intended today and for the future,” said David Leonard, President of the Boston Public Library.

“This significant project enables the Rare Books & Manuscripts Department to better serve the public by creating a sustainable preservation environment that is critical to the collection’s long-term care,” said Laura Irmscher, Boston Public Library’s Chief of Collections.

To accommodate the inventory project, rare books and manuscript materials are on a limited viewing schedule until Thursday, April 27, when the collections will close to accommodate the environmental and mechanical improvement work. For more information on the viewing schedule, please visit here.

Special accommodations are currently being planned for viewing of other BPL special collections materials such as items from the BPL’s print and art collections. During the closure, patrons may visit archive.org/details/bostonpubliclibrary and www.digitalcommonwealth.org to view a portion of the Library’s Special Collections. Limited remote reference services will also be available.

Today’s announcement complements Mayor Walsh’s proposed FY18 operating budget, which was released last week, and is designed to balance sustainability and increased investments in key initiatives to more fully supports Boston’s neighborhoods.

 

About BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Boston Public Library has a Central Library, twenty-four branches, map center, business library, and a website filled with digital content and services. Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library has pioneered public library service in America. It was the first large free municipal library in the United States, the first public library to lend books, the first to have a branch library, and the first to have a children’s room. Each year, the Boston Public Library hosts thousands of programs and serves millions of people. All of its programs and exhibitions are free and open to the public. At the Boston Public Library, books are just the beginning. To learn more, visit bpl.org.

 

###

Boston Public Library’s April Author Talks and Celebration of National Poetry Month

Posted on March 28th, 2017 by rlavery in Media Releases
Tags: , ,

aprilBoston Public Library’s April author talks and events include renowned authors Neil Gaiman, Marjorie Garber, and Colum McCann, and features programs honoring National Poetry Month:

  • Bestselling and award-winning author Neil Gaiman visits the Central Library in Copley Square on Tuesday, April 4, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Hall and will be interviewed by Jared Bowen, Executive Arts Editor for WGBH. Part of the Lowell Lecture Series. Please note: this event is at capacity, but can be viewed via Facebook live on the BPL’s Facebook page.
  • Steven Kassels, M.D. gives a presentation “Is it Really Methadone Mile? Opioid Addiction: An Equal Opportunity Disease” on Tuesday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m.at the Fields Corner Branch, located at 1520 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester.
  • Marjorie Garber, who has published seventeen books and edited seven collections of essays on topics found in Shakespeare’s work, explores all things Shakespeare and questions about his life on Thursday, April 6, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Part of the Lowell Lecture Series.
  • Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D. speaks about the late poet Robert Lowell and how his bipolar disorder affected his creativity in her new book Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire on Monday, April 10, at 10 a.m. in Rabb Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Award-winning, bestselling author Colum McCann speaks about his works and essay collection Letters to a Young Writer on Wednesday, April 12, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Vincent Cannato talks about his compelling and widely-praised book American Passage: The History of Ellis Island on Wednesday, April 19, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Scholar and historian Dr. Gene Kopelson, author of Reagan’s 1968 Dress Rehearsal, delves into the relationship between Reagan and his mentor Dwight Eisenhower and how it not only shaped Reagan’s future campaigns, but his presidency, as well. Wednesday, April 19, at 6 p.m. at the North End Branch, located at 25 Parmenter Street.
  • Renowned oncologist, researcher, author, and New Yorker staff writer Dr. Jerome Groopman and his wife and co-author, endocrinologist and educator Dr. Pamela Hartzband, discuss ways both physicians and patients use subconscious biases, misleading statistics, and advertising claims to make crucial medical decisions. Monday, April 24, at 6 p.m. at the West Roxbury Branch, located at 1961 Centre Street. Part of the West Roxbury Reads program, sponsored by the Friends of the West Roxbury Branch Library. A book signing and reception follow.
  • Roxbury author Nikey Pasco-Dunston reads selected excerpts from her urban novel Luxury Box and her self-help book 64 Part 2 on Friday, April 28, at 2:30 p.m. at the Dudley Branch, located at 65 Warren Street in Roxbury.

Read more »

Company One Theatre in collaboration with the Boston Public Library presents peerless

Posted on March 15th, 2017 by rlavery in Media Releases
Tags: , ,

A play by Jiehae Park, Directed by Steven Bogart

April 27 – May 27, 2017 | Rabb Hall, Central Library in Copley Square | 85 min

Radically inclusive, totally affordable. All tickets for peerless are Pay-What-You-Want

 

Boston, MA — Company One Theatre (C1) and the Boston Public Library are thrilled to enter into a collaborative venture that brings a full-scale, all-ages, pay-what-you-want theatrical production of Jiehae Park’s Peerless to Rabb Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square—the first fully-staged theatrical run ever to be staged in the space. Performances begin Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m. and continue through May 28, 2017 in conjunction with the Library’s “All the City’s a Stage: A Season of Shakespeare.”

“To stage the first-ever live theatre run at the BPL is an honor,” says C1 Artistic Director Shawn LaCount. “And it marks what we hope will be an example to the rest of Boston’s artistic and cultural institutions of what we can achieve together as an intersectional community.”

“The City of Boston is proud to support Boston’s flourishing arts community through Company One Theatre’s production of Peerless at the Boston Public Library,” said Julie Burros, Chief of Arts & Culture for the City of Boston. “The collaboration between the two organizations to bring Rabb Hall to life as a theater performance space is both innovative and exciting.  We look forward to this being one of the first of many performances there.”

“Today’s library spaces can be brought to life with innovative partnerships. In our first year post-renovation, this pilot program with Company One Theatre’s performances will undoubtedly bring new energy and dynamism to the Central Library for all to enjoy,” said David Leonard, President of the Boston Public Library. “It’s yet another way of making Shakespeare come to life.”

Company One Theatre and the Boston Public Library are dedicated to making art and information accessible to all. In this spirit, all tickets to PEERLESS are Pay-What-You-Want. By removing the financial barrier to attendance, we hope everyone who wishes to can engage with this work.  No minimum contribution is required to attend PEERLESS, though a $10 ticket donation goes to Company One and directly contributes to the future of financially accessible theater in Boston.   Thanks to our generous Lead Sponsors, Boston Public Library Foundation, and the Highland Street Foundation, as well as the Liberty Mutual Foundation, and the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation for helping us make boundary-breaking art accessible to all.

>>ABOUT PEERLESS

Twin high school seniors L and M are dead-set on attending not just an Ivy League school, but the Ivy League school. With their perfect SAT scores, perfect hair, and “perfect” minority status,  they think acceptance should be guaranteed. When a rival student emerges with a personal tragedy to make an admissions officer weep, however, the twins will do anything to knock out the competition. Does that include murder most foul? Mean Girls meets Macbeth in this dark comedy, which sets one of Shakespeare’s bloodiest plays against the backdrop of competitive college admissions.

Hailed by the Hartford Courant as a “bright, loud, colorful and caustic comedy,” PEERLESS dives headfirst into the contemporary war zone of college admissions—which, as any high school senior will tell you, is a no-holds-barred battleground. Exploring unbreakable familial bonds and casting a critical eye on the world of top-tier educational institutions (with a hearty dose of Shakespearean tragedy, of course), PEERLESS is “about anger and cruelty and danger and life and death. It’s also about coming-of-age and coming to grips with mortality.”

 

>>TICKETS AND PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Thu, April 27 – 07:00 PM – PREVIEW

Fri,  April 28 – 10:00 AM – STUDENT MATINEE

Sat, April 29 – 02:00 PM – PREVIEW

Sat, April 29 – 07:00 PM – OPENING NIGHT

Sun, April 30 – 02:00 PM

Thu, May 4 – 07:00 PM  

Fri,  May 5 – 10:00 AM – STUDENT MATINEE

Sat, May 6 – 02:00 PM  

Sat, May 6 – 07:00 PM

Sun May 7 – 02:00 PM

Thu, May 11 – 07:00 PM  

Fri,  May 12 – 10:00 AM – STUDENT MATINEE

Sat, May 13 – 02:00 PM  

Sat, May 13 – 07:00 PM

Sun May 14 – 02:00 PM

Thu, May 18 – 07:00 PM  

Fri,  May 19 – 10:00 AM – STUDENT MATINEE

Sat, May 20 – 02:00 PM  

Sat, May 20 – 07:00 PM

Sun May 21 – 02:00 PM

Thu, May 25 – 07:00 PM  

Fri,  May 26 – 10:00 AM – STUDENT MATINEE

Sat, May 27 – 02:00 PM  

Sat, May 27 – 07:00 PM – CLOSING NIGHT

Radically inclusive, totally affordable. All tickets for peerless are Pay-What-You-Want.

$0 minimum, $10 suggested, $50 you’re a hero.

**Press Performance: Saturday, April 29th, 2017 at 7pm (CLICK TO RSVP)

>>ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Jiehae Park, Playwright

Jiehae Park’s plays include peerless (Yale Rep premiere, Cherry Lane Mentor Project, Marin Theatre Co, Barrington Stage, Company One, Moxie, First Floor) and Hannah and the Dread Gazebo (Oregon Shakespeare Festival premiere, 2017).  She is one of the writers of Wondrous Strange (2016 Humana/ATL). Development:  Sundance Theatre-Makers, Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor, Soho Rep, Playwrights Horizons, the Public’s EWG, I73, NYTW, Old Globe, Dramatists Guild Fellowship,  Ojai Conference, Playwrights Realm, BAPF, and the amazing Ma-Yi Writers Lab. Awards/recognitions: Leah Ryan, Princess Grace, Weissberger, ANPF Women’s Invitational (Grand Prize), two years of the Kilroys List. Commissions: Playwrights Horizons, McCarter, Williamstown, Geffen, OSF. Residencies: MacDowell, Yaddo, Hedgebrook, McCarter/Sallie B. Goodman. She is an NYTW Usual Suspect and 2016-17 Hodder Fellow at Princeton.  As a performer: La Jolla Playhouse, Studio Theatre, Tiny Little Band, REDCAT, and most recently Sleep(Ripe Time/The Play Co) and Every Angel Is Brutal (Clubbed Thumb Summerworks). BA, Amherst; MFA, UCSD.

Steven Bogart, Director

Steven Bogart is a playwright, stage director, teacher and visual artist. He also leads workshops in collaborative playwriting around the state of Massachusetts and has created over 50 devised theatre pieces. Bogart has directed for the American Repertory Theater (Cabaret, The Boston Abolitionist Project), Boston Playwrights’ Theatre (Ginger Lazarus’s BURNING, Dan Hunter’s LEGALLY DEAD), Company One Theatre (Shockheaded Peter), Liars & Believers (Lunar Labyrinth), Brandeis University (Cabaret), and Wheelock Family Theatre (Pinocchio). He has collaborated on projects with Robert Brustein, James Carroll, Neil Gaiman, Kate Snodgrass, and Amanda Palmer. He is a 2015 Massachusetts Cultural Council fellow in playwriting, and was a 2009 Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant recipient in playwriting. He has participated in the Kennedy Center Summer Playwriting Intensive, and The Freedom Art Theatre Retreat where he worked with other playwrights, designer and dramaturgs. He lives with his wife, Amory, in Maynard, Massachusetts.

Cast:

Brenna Fitzgerald, Dirty Girl

Brenna Fitzgerald is thrilled to return to Company One. Recent local credits include Mika in LAB RATS with Brown Box Theatre, Rose in THE FLICK with Company One (Nominated Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Actress In A Small Company), and 44 PLAYS FOR 44 PRESIDENTS with Bad Habit Productions. Brenna holds a BA in theatre education from Emerson College and is an SAFD certified actor-combatant (unarmed combat). She would like to thank the entire company for their amazing work and her friends and family for their unwavering support.

James Wechsler, D

James Wechsler earned his B.F.A. degree in theatre performance at Salem State University. Recent credits include Cloten in Brown Box’s “Cymbeline”, Skylar/Dreaming Man in Gloucester Stage’s “The Flick”; Franz Kafka in Salem State’s original production, “Kafka in Tel Aviv”, for which he received a national Outstanding Performance award from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival; Prince Hal in SSU’s “Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2”; and Malcolm/second murder in Marblehead Little Theater’s “Macbeth”. James was also the winner of KCACTF’s Region 1 Irene Ryan Fellowship competition in 2014, and the Best Actor in a Ten Minute/One Act Play award the following year.

Khloe Alice Lin, L

Khloe is delighted to make her Company One debut in PEERLESS. Her recent Boston credits include DRIVE BUY (SLAMBoston/Open Theatre Project) and BEAR PATROL (Vaquero Playground). She was in the original cast of the Chinese premier of VAGINA MONOLOGUES, and has performed extensively in Beijing in her native tongue, Mandarin. She is grateful for the steadfast support of her family and friends, especially her husband Tyler, who always told her to follow her heart.

Kim Klasner, M

Kim is thrilled for the opportunity to make her Company One debut in PEERLESS. Her recent credits include MISS PENITENTIARY (Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company) and LANGUAGE OF ANGELS (Happy Medium Theatre). She is a graduate of University of Massachusetts- Amherst and currently works at a Boston based non-profit in Product Development. She would like to thank her friends and family for their support, especially the light and love of her life, B.

Kadahj Bennett, BF

Kadahj is delighted to be returning to the C1 stage. Recent credits include AN OCTOROON, DRY LAND, HOW WE GOT ON (Company One) as well as a feature role in THE HALLS web series (Beyond Measure Productions). A Posse Scholar and graduate of both Hamilton College & the Boston Arts Academy, Kadahj is currently a Teaching Artist in the Boston Area. When not acting, Kadahj serves as the writer/lyricist/vocalist for two bands, Dancelujah (Boston) & the Downbeat Keys (Brooklyn).

Designers: Emmett Buhmann, (Lighting Designer), JiYoung Han (Scenic Designer), Lee Scuna (Sound Designer), and Miranda Giurleo (Costume Designer)

>>ABOUT COMPANY ONE THEATRE

Dubbed Boston’s Best Fringe Theatre by Boston magazine, Company One Theatre is Boston’s theatre for the people. Founded in 1999, Company One‘s mission is to change the face of Boston theatre by uniting the city’s diverse communities through socially provocative performance and the development of civically engaged artists. The award-winning company has been instrumental in bringing younger and more diverse audiences to see and participate in socially and politically relevant theatre.

>>BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

Boston Public Library has a Central Library, twenty-four branches, map center, business library, and a website filled with digital content and services. Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library has pioneered public library service in America. It was the first large free municipal library in the United States, the first public library to lend books, the first to have a branch library, and the first to have a children’s room. Each year, the Boston Public Library hosts thousands of programs and serves millions of people. All of its programs and exhibitions are free and open to the public. At the Boston Public Library, books are just the beginning. To learn more, visit bpl.org.

>>ABOUT ALL THE CITY’S A STAGE

All the City’s a Stage: A Season of Shakespeare at the Boston Public Library commemorates the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. From September 2016 to June 2017, discover the Bard’s lasting legacy with two exhibitions at the Central Library in Copley Square and dozens of programs system wide connecting audiences to theater and the dramatic arts.

>> What’s Next

Susanna Jackson

Marketing Communications Manager

Company One Theatre

617.292.7110 • sjackson@companyone.org

Boston Public Library’s March Author Talks and Shakespeare Commemorative Programs

Posted on March 1st, 2017 by rlavery in Media Releases
Tags: , ,

marchBoston Public Library’s March author talks and programs include celebrations of poetry, Women’s History Month, Shakespeare, new works, and more:

  • Joseph Luzzi’s lecture “From Twain to Toni Morrison: A Literary Journey through America” leads participants through the fascinating world of American literature, revealing the character and conflicts of the American spirit on Thursday, March 2, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Part of the Lowell Lectures Series.
  • Ellen B. Alden discusses her work Your Faithfully, Florence Burke, the story of her great-great-grandfather’s struggle as an Irish immigrant in America, on Saturday, March 11, at 12 p.m. at the Fields Corner Branch, located at 1520 Dorchester Avenue, and on Monday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Adams Street Branch, located at 690 Adams Street in Dorchester.
  • Stephen Kinzer reads from his new book True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire on Tuesday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the South End Branch, located at 685 Tremont Street. Part of the South End Writes Series.
  • In celebration of Women’s History Month, author and historian Kate Clifford Larson discusses the lives of Harriet Tubman, Mary Surratt, and Rosemary Kennedy, the subjects of her critically-acclaimed biographies on Thursday, March 16, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • The Friends of the South Boston Branch hold a book sale on Saturday, March 18, at 10 a.m. at the South Boston Branch, located at 646 East Broadway.
  • Stephen Kurkjian shares passages from Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled off the World’s Greatest Art Heist on Monday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the East Boston Branch, located at 365 Bremen Street.
  • Reginald Dwayne Betts reads from his two critically-acclaimed collections of poetry, Shahid Reads His Own Palm and Bastards of the Reagan Era, discusses the power of language, and examines the important intersection of art and social justice on Wednesday, March 22, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Part of the Lowell Lectures Series.
  • Noam Maggor, author of Brahmin Capitalism: Frontiers of Wealth and Populism in America’s First Gilded Age, discusses his work on Tuesday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Gish Jen reads from her new book Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap on Tuesday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the South End Branch, located at 685 Tremont Street. Part of the South End Writes series.

All the City’s a Stage: A Season of Shakespeare at the Boston Public Library commemorates the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. From September 2016 to June 2017, discover the Bard’s lasting legacy with dozens of programs system wide connecting audiences to theater and the dramatic arts.

March Shakespeare programs:

  • Shakespeare to Hip Hop: Hip hop poet and actor Marlon Carey and slam poetry champion and educator Regie Gibson team up with musicians to create an energetic literary performance combining poetry, spoken word, story, song, and rap on Friday, March 3, at 12 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Nicole Galland celebrates Shakespeare in her part lecture, part performance “The Play’s the Thing: Shakespeare on Stage” on Monday, March 6, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Part of the Lowell Lectures Series.
  • Erika Bailey, American Repertory Theater Institute Head of Voice and Speech, offers tips and tutorials for effective public speaking on Tuesday, March 7, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Tour the Library’s Shakespeare Unauthorized exhibition with Curator Jay Moschella on Thursday, March 9, at 2 p.m. and on Thursday, March 23, at 2 p.m. in the McKim Exhibition Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. The exhibition is on view through March 31.
  • Visit the Children’s Library for activity stations that celebrate Shakespeare’s work on Saturday, March 11, at 3 p.m. in the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Marlon Carey and Regie Gibson perform Shakespeare’s sonnets and soliloquies for all ages on Tuesday, March 14, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Children make various styles of masks over the course of a three-week workshop with Boston Puppeteers Cooperative for ages 6 and older beginning Thursday, March 16, at 3:30 p.m. in the Children’s Library at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Megan Hinckley, American Repertory Theater Director of Development, discusses the process of fundraising for nonprofit theater organizations on Tuesday, March 21, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Gnomeo and Juliet will be shown on Sunday, March 26, at 2 p.m.in the Children’s Library at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Seven Times Salt performs “Easy as Lying: Music of Shakespeare’s” on Sunday, March 26, at 2:30 p.m. in Rabb Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Children ages 8 and older discuss Unstoppable Octobia May on Friday, March 31, at 3:30 p.m. in the Children’s Library at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.

 

About BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Boston Public Library has a Central Library, twenty-four branches, map center, business library, and a website filled with digital content and services. Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library has pioneered public library service in America. It was the first large free municipal library in the United States, the first public library to lend books, the first to have a branch library, and the first to have a children’s room. Each year, the Boston Public Library hosts thousands of programs and serves millions of people. All of its programs and exhibitions are free and open to the public. At the Boston Public Library, books are just the beginning. To learn more, visit bpl.org.

 

# # #