Outside with the Kids!

Now that summer is upon us and the kids are out of school, we start to think about taking them outside for summer fun and to explore nature. Your child may enjoy a trip to the playground.  The City of Boston has plenty of playgrounds and parks for an afternoon of outdoor play.  The Boston…
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Career Resources at the BPL

The Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center (KBLIC) has a growing collection of books for resume and cover letter writing, job discovery and prep books for career related exams. We also offer resume & cover letter review drop-ins. Check out the calendar for July dates. In addition, for patrons who are unable make the drop-in times…
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Featured Image: Apollo VIII Christmas menu

Title: Apollo VIII Christmas menu Date: March 7, 1969 Location: Natick, Massachusetts Creator: U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center Source: U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center Collection: Natick Soldier Systems Center Photographic Collection Description: The US Army base in Natick, Massachusetts is responsible for developing nonlethal technology for the military.  This includes shelf-stable food, fire-retardant…
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UH-OH! How Do You Say…?

Are you traveling down the coast of Italy, but you missed your train?  Hiking the Inca Trail and need to locate the nearest bathroom?  Starving in the middle of a big tent during Oktoberfest, but do not know what to order?  Fear not! Mango Languages can help! Mango Languages is a fantastic language learning program…
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Featured Image: Here lies buried the body of Mr Ebenezer Dyer

Title: Here lies buried the body of Mr Ebenezer Dyer Date: [ca. 1973–1978] Location: North Truro, Massachusetts Creator: Doris Felton Source: Erving Public Library Collection: Erving Public Library Gravestone Rubbings Description: Erving Public Library holds a substantial collection of gravestone rubbings from historical cemeteries around Massachusetts and New England.  Over time, rubbings like these damage…
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LGBTQ+ Books for Tweens

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 them on the page or screen. The number of books about LGBTQ+ teens has grown quickly over the last ten years, but there are relatively few books about LGBTQ+ kids…
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Candlewick Press Partnership

Bibliocycle has an exciting partnership this summer with Candlewick Press! We've had two events with them this summer (so far) and have a few more on the horizon. Upcoming Candlewick Press sponsored events to check us out at: Neponset RiverFest on July 14 and/or Dudley Street Neighborhood Multi-Cultural Festival on August 18. What does a…
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Featured Image: Army of the Potomac at Cumberland Landing

Title: Army of the Potomac at Cumberland Landing Date: 1861–1865 Location: Cumberland Landing, Virginia Creator: Unknown Source: The Medford Historical Society & Museum Collection: The Medford Historical Society Civil War Photograph Collection Description: The Medford Historical Society has an extensive collection of albumen photographs from the Civil War. Many from Mathew Brady's studio.  Typically albumen prints…
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