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Recommended / Author Talk

Ayesha Harruna Attah with Zoë Gadegbeku Ayesha Harruna Attah with Zoë Gadegbeku

Feb 26th | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Come listen to Ayesha Harruna Attah discuss her new book, The Hundred Wells of Salaga, with Boston-based Ghanaian writer, Zoë Gadegbeku.
Come listen to Ayesha Harruna Attah discuss her new book, The Hundred Wells of Salaga, with Boston-based Ghanaian writer, Zoë Gadegbeku.
Connect / Contemporary African Voices

Contemporary Voices, African Nations Contemporary Voices, African Nations

recommended by BostonPL_DeniseD
Dealing with a range of social and cultural issues, these selections from contemporary African authors are worthy of praise and attention.
Dealing with a range of social and cultural issues, these selections from contemporary African authors are worthy of praise and attention.
Learn / about the Universe

Astronomy and Telescopes Astronomy and Telescopes

Feb 25th | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
In this talk, professor Robert A. Gonsalves, will show the universe as seen through the eyes of the Hubble telescope.
In this talk, professor Robert A. Gonsalves, will show the universe as seen through the eyes of the Hubble telescope.
Connect / Find the Right Romance Novel for You

Guide to Romance Books Guide to Romance Books

Do you wish the romance of Valentine's day would never end? If so, then check out this guide to finding the right romance book for you.
Do you wish the romance of Valentine's day would never end? If so, then check out this guide to finding the right romance book for you.
Learn / Music Workshop

Musicianship Through Dalcroze Education Musicianship Through Dalcroze Education

Feb 23rd | 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for this workshop for anyone interested in music, including singers / instrumentalists (beginner through professional).
Join us for this workshop for anyone interested in music, including singers / instrumentalists (beginner through professional).
Recommended / Staff Pick - By a Black Author

How We Get Free

I love this book. Lesser known/discussed Boston history of social movements in the 70s led by Black feminist, queer, socialists—what more… More
recommended by aeneh
Learn / the History of Chocolate

A History of Chocolate A History of Chocolate

recommended by BostonPL_KirstenD
February is National Chocolate Lovers' Month! Indulge your cravings with these reads, where you can learn about the history of chocolate.
February is National Chocolate Lovers' Month! Indulge your cravings with these reads, where you can learn about the history of chocolate.
Connect / Black Stories for Kids

Past, Present & Future Black Stories! Past, Present & Future Black Stories!

By MaijaM
Black History Month is one short month of the year, but Black characters in stories can reflect the past, present and future.
Black History Month is one short month of the year, but Black characters in stories can reflect the past, present and future.
Recommended / For Those Affected by the Government Shutdown

Need Housing, Health, or Hunger Help? Need Housing, Health, or Hunger Help?

This guide contains information to help people who are housing and food insecure. If you need assistance ask a library staff member to help.
This guide contains information to help people who are housing and food insecure. If you need assistance ask a library staff member to help.
Learn / Prepare for the SATs

Free SAT® Prep Workshops Free SAT® Prep Workshops

These SAT® courses are for students applying to college who need a prep class. These courses have limited seating. See all classes here.
These SAT® courses are for students applying to college who need a prep class. These courses have limited seating. See all classes here.
Connect / Library Lovers Month

Tell us why you love the library! Tell us why you love the library!

February is library lovers month! Fill out this form and share us why you love the library!
February is library lovers month! Fill out this form and share us why you love the library!
Recommended / Staff Picks

Staff Picks: February 2019 Staff Picks: February 2019

recommended by BostonPL_ReadersAdvisory
Every month staff from the Reader Services and Collection Development departments at the Boston Public Library recommend their favorites.
Every month staff from the Reader Services and Collection Development departments at the Boston Public Library recommend their favorites.
Connect / Black History Month

Black Is... 2019 Black Is... 2019

recommended by BostonPL_ReadersAdvisory
Black Is is a list of recent books concerning the African American experience. It is published for Black History Month each year.
Black Is is a list of recent books concerning the African American experience. It is published for Black History Month each year.
Recommended / Tax Prep Help

Free Tax Prep with VITA at KBLIC! Free Tax Prep with VITA at KBLIC!

On Tuesdays and Sundays, VITA will be offering free planning on tax preparation & resolution, debt negotiation & credit counseling.
On Tuesdays and Sundays, VITA will be offering free planning on tax preparation & resolution, debt negotiation & credit counseling.
Recommended / Photography Collection

View Our Brearley Press Photo Collection View Our Brearley Press Photo Collection

This collection includes negatives taken by Boston press photographers from the 1920s through the early 1970s. See the collection here.
This collection includes negatives taken by Boston press photographers from the 1920s through the early 1970s. See the collection here.
Connect / with a SCORE Mentor

Book a SCORE Session for Business Advice Book a SCORE Session for Business Advice

Call 617.565.5591, or visit this website to book an appointment online with a SCORE mentor for business counseling from an expert
Call 617.565.5591, or visit this website to book an appointment online with a SCORE mentor for business counseling from an expert
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