The Origins and Practices of Holidays: Samhain, Día de los Muertos, and All Saints Day

This is a new blog series we're doing on religious and cultural holidays/celebrations that are commonly celebrated in Massachusetts to help create awareness for these traditions and their origins. If there's a particular religion or celebration you or someone you know participates in that doesn't appear on this list, let us know by leaving a…
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The Origins and Practices of Holidays: Birth of the Báb and Halloween

This is a new blog series we're doing on religious and cultural holidays/celebrations that are commonly celebrated in Massachusetts to help create awareness for these traditions and their origins. If there's a particular religion or celebration you or someone you know participates in that doesn't appear on this list, let us know by leaving a…
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Karl Marx at 200: Time to Revisit?

This year is the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth (May 5, 1818). The anniversary is being celebrated throughout the world. It is especially celebrated in Trier, Germany, where Marx was born. China presented the city a large bronze statue of Marx. Trier changed its pedestrian lights to show images of the famous philosopher. Memorabilia…
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Tween Tech Workshops!

Does your kid like video games? Do they like to play with robots? You're in luck! The Children's Library at Central is excited to welcome Empow Studios for a five-week series of workshops. Kids between the ages of nine and thirteen will join instructors for programs that include 3D modeling, LEGO robotics, and video game…
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Diverse Books for Halloween Time

Apples, pumpkins, and colorful leaves, oh my! October is here and with it comes tasty treats, festive decor, parties, and, of course, Halloween. What better time to tuck into some books from the Boston Public Library collection. Here are a selection of six spooky picture books, informative holiday tales, and creepy chapter books that feature…
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