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Map of Boston from the 1870 survey by SAmpson, Davenport & Co and J. Mayer & Co
Map of Boston from the 1870 survey by SAmpson, Davenport & Co and J. Mayer & Co
Check out our Local & Family History Lecture Series at the Central Library, ongoing until mid-June.

Staff Picks: April 2019

Every month staff from the Reader Services and Collection Development departments at the Boston Public Library recommend their favorites.

MFA & BPL Organize Exhibition of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

BOSTON (April 1, 2019)—Paris was the center of nightlife and spectacle in the late 19th century, a moment immortalized in evocative…
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Our Special Collections

This collection contains approximately 70 letters & 43 poems sent by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) to Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823-1911).

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April is National Poetry Month. Celebrate by exploring Homer’s epic poem, the Odyssey.
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Online Resources

This LibGuide will connect you to relevant gardening books, media & journal articles in the BPL's collections, as well as online resources.

Recommended Reading

One of these poets, Richard Blanco, will be at the BPL on 4/25 to talk with WGBH’s Jim Braude and Margery Eagan about his new book.

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