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Get Help Navigating the New BPL.org Get Help Navigating the New BPL.org

Welcome to the new BPL.org! We’ve redesigned our website to make it more dynamic, innovative, and fun. If you're wondering where your…
Welcome to the new BPL.org! We’ve redesigned our website to make it more dynamic, innovative, and fun. If you're wondering where your…
Learn / about using writing for activism

Greater Boston Writers Resist/Greater… Greater Boston Writers Resist/Greater…

Jun 23rd | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Writers in greater Boston have long addressed political and politicized issues in their work, including racism, police brutality,…
Writers in greater Boston have long addressed political and politicized issues in their work, including racism, police brutality,…
Recommended / LGBTQ+ Reads for Tweens

LGBTQ+ Books for Tweens LGBTQ+ Books for Tweens

By Lin Thompson
Growing up can be confusing. And it can be even more confusing for kids who are LGBTQ+. Often, these kids haven’t seen many people like…
Growing up can be confusing. And it can be even more confusing for kids who are LGBTQ+. Often, these kids haven’t seen many people like…
Recommended / Spotify playlist

Let's Hear it for the Books! Let's Hear it for the Books!

Jam out this Summer with Boston Public Library's playlist of book- and library-themed songs! We've dug deep into the archives to find…
Jam out this Summer with Boston Public Library's playlist of book- and library-themed songs! We've dug deep into the archives to find these…
Recommended / Short Books

Great Books Under 200 Pages Great Books Under 200 Pages

recommended by BostonPL_EileenS
Here is a selection of short fiction and nonfiction titles to add to your summer 2018 reading list, and complete that "Under 200 Pages"…
Here is a selection of short fiction and nonfiction titles to add to your summer 2018 reading list, and complete that "Under 200 Pages"…
Recommended / for Juneteenth

Commemorating Juneteenth Commemorating Juneteenth

By MaijaM
Have you ever read Juneteenth for Mazie? Mazie wants to have the freedom to do lots of things. She wants to stay up late and doesn’t want…
Have you ever read Juneteenth for Mazie? Mazie wants to have the freedom to do lots of things. She wants to stay up late and doesn’t want…
Recommended / LGBTQ+ Resources

LGBTQ+ Youth & Adult Resources LGBTQ+ Youth & Adult Resources

Books, groups, healthcare, movies, and more for those who are Queer/Questioning, Undecided, Intersex, Lesbian, Transgender/Two-Spirit,…
Books, groups, healthcare, movies, and more for those who are Queer/Questioning, Undecided, Intersex, Lesbian, Transgender/Two-Spirit,…
Recommended / Staff Pick

When We Were Orphans

This seemingly straight-forward detective novel turns out to be an introspective look at imagination, memory, and how the mental and…
recommended by BostonPL_Communications
Connect / with Audiobooks

Find an Audiobook! Find an Audiobook!

Browse through our Audiobook page to find something to read this summer!
Browse through our Audiobook page to find something to read this summer!
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Recommended / LGBTQ+ Fiction

LGBTQ+ Fiction: June 2018 LGBTQ+ Fiction: June 2018

By AnnaD
Happy Pride Month! Before I get to the reviews I have for you, I would first like to tell you what’s going on at the Boston Public Library…
Happy Pride Month! Before I get to the reviews I have for you, I would first like to tell you what’s going on at the Boston Public Library…
Recommended / LGBTQ+ Archives

Archives of Sexuality & Gender Archives of Sexuality & Gender

You can now view rare and unique documentation of LGBTQ history through fully-searchable newsletters, government documents, manuscripts,…
You can now view rare and unique documentation of LGBTQ history through fully-searchable newsletters, government documents, manuscripts,…
Recommended / for Podcast fans

Books for Podcast Fans: 99% Invisible Books for Podcast Fans: 99% Invisible

By Jessica M
Before I first listened to 99% Invisible, I had heard it be described as “an audio podcast about visual design.” I feel like I appreciate…
Before I first listened to 99% Invisible, I had heard it be described as “an audio podcast about visual design.” I feel like I appreciate…
Connect / We Are Pride

We Are Pride 2018 We Are Pride 2018

recommended by vkovenmatasy
We Are Pride is a list of recent books for all ages concerning the diverse experiences of the LGBTQ+ community. This printing is part of…
We Are Pride is a list of recent books for all ages concerning the diverse experiences of the LGBTQ+ community. This printing is part of…
Connect / with the BPL this summer

Summer Reading at the BPL Summer Reading at the BPL

This summer at the BPL, help Boston read one million minutes, play BPL Bingo, Read Your Way to Fenway, and enjoy events for kids and teens!
This summer at the BPL, help Boston read one million minutes, play BPL Bingo, Read Your Way to Fenway, and enjoy events for kids and teens!
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