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Connect / Boston Marathon

Run the Boston Marathon for Team BPL! Run the Boston Marathon for Team BPL!


The Boston Public Library has 15 Marathon bibs available for runners who want to join Team BPL in raising funds for after school education!
The Boston Public Library has 15 Marathon bibs available for runners who want to join Team BPL in raising funds for after school education!
Connect / Native American Heritage Month

Native American Drama Collection Native American Drama Collection

This collection contains 256 plays by 49 playwrights. The works represent groups such as Cherokee, Métis, Creek, Ojibway, Samoan, & others.
This collection contains 256 plays by 49 playwrights. The works represent groups such as Cherokee, Métis, Creek, Ojibway, Samoan, & others.
Connect / Board of Trustees Meetings

Trustees Meetings on 11/15 & 11/16 Trustees Meetings on 11/15 & 11/16

Sit in on the Special Collections Committee meeting on 11/15 or the Board of Trustees Meeting on 11/16 . Learn more here. All are welcome.
Sit in on the Special Collections Committee meeting on 11/15 or the Board of Trustees Meeting on 11/16 . Learn more here. All are welcome.
Connect / Music

Music and Stories with Eureka Ensemble Music and Stories with Eureka Ensemble

Nov 17th | 10:00am - 11:30am
Enjoy a morning of chamber performances, stories about composers' lives, and opportunities for young volunteers from the audience to play,
Enjoy a morning of chamber performances, stories about composers' lives, and opportunities for young volunteers from the audience to play,
Learn / about the psychology of militant groups

Dr. Max Abrahms Author Talk Dr. Max Abrahms Author Talk

Nov 15th | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ever wonder why militant groups behave as they do? For instance, why does Islamic State brag over social media about its gory attacks,…
Ever wonder why militant groups behave as they do? For instance, why does Islamic State brag over social media about its gory attacks,…
Learn / your rights as an immigrant

Know Your Rights as an Immigrant Know Your Rights as an Immigrant

Nov 15th | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Are you an immigrant concerned about your status? Come to this presentation to learn more about your rights when interacting with…
Are you an immigrant concerned about your status? Come to this presentation to learn more about your rights when interacting with…
Recommended / Book CLub

Dudley Book Club: Born a Crime Dudley Book Club: Born a Crime

Dec 3rd | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Frugal Bookstore
Note: The Dudley Reads Book Club meets at the Frugal Bookstore on 57 Warren Street in Dudley Square until the Dudley Branch Library…
Note: The Dudley Reads Book Club meets at the Frugal Bookstore on 57 Warren Street in Dudley Square until the Dudley Branch Library…
Connect / Friendsgiving

Friendship Fiction for Friendsgiving Friendship Fiction for Friendsgiving

recommended by BostonPL_KirstenD
Get in the spirit of Friendsgiving with these fabulous fiction books revolving around friendship.
Get in the spirit of Friendsgiving with these fabulous fiction books revolving around friendship.
Connect / with Shakesperare's Works

The Royal Shakespeare Company Collection The Royal Shakespeare Company Collection

These high-definition, surround-sound recordings of Shakespeare’s plays feature great actors, like David Tennant & Sir Anthony Sher & more.
These high-definition, surround-sound recordings of Shakespeare’s plays feature great actors, like David Tennant & Sir Anthony Sher & more.
Recommended / Staff Picks

Staff Picks: November 2018 Staff Picks: November 2018

recommended by BostonPL_ReadersAdvisory
Every month staff from the Reader Services & Collection Development departments at the BPL recommend their favorite books
Every month staff from the Reader Services & Collection Development departments at the BPL recommend their favorite books
Connect / National Picture Book Month

Celebrate Picture Book Month Celebrate Picture Book Month

recommended by BostonPL_JessicaM
November 2018 is the third annual Picture Book Month. Celebrate by checking out one of these beautiful new illustrated titles.
November 2018 is the third annual Picture Book Month. Celebrate by checking out one of these beautiful new illustrated titles.
Recommended / for NaNoWriMo

10 Books To Help You Start Writing 10 Books To Help You Start Writing

recommended by BostonPL_JordanD
Are you writing a novel or short story? Even if you're not new to the craft of writing, these books, will help you figure out what you're…
Are you writing a novel or short story? Even if you're not new to the craft of writing, these books, will help you figure out what you're...
Connect / Digitized Prints

View our Thomas Rowlandson Prints View our Thomas Rowlandson Prints

Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) was an English painter, printmaker, draftsman, and illustrator.
Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) was an English painter, printmaker, draftsman, and illustrator.
Recommended / for Thanksgiving Meals

Fun Cookbooks for Vegans & Vegetarians Fun Cookbooks for Vegans & Vegetarians

recommended by BostonPL_KirstenD
Sick of tofurkey? Not sure what to make for the vegan or vegetarian in your family? Want something new & creative for Thanksgiving? View...
Sick of tofurkey? Not sure what to make for the vegan or vegetarian in your family? Want something new & creative for Thanksgiving? View...
Recommended / for What Should I Read Next? fans

Books for What Should I Read Next? Fans Books for What Should I Read Next? Fans

By Jessica M
On her podcast What Should I Read Next?, Anne - blogger, author, and general Reading Queen - invites a guest for a 1-on-1 bookish chat.
On her podcast What Should I Read Next?, Anne - blogger, author, and general Reading Queen - invites a guest for a 1-on-1 bookish chat.
Learn / New Subjects

Very Short Introductions Very Short Introductions

Very Short Introductions is an online resource that offers concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas. Learn more here.
Very Short Introductions is an online resource that offers concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas. Learn more here.
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