Hello, and welcome to the June 2020 edition of the Queer Fiction Blog! Happy Pride Month! While Boston Pride is not hosting the parade this year, check out their website for upcoming virtual events to celebrate the month. You can also celebrate with the Boston Public Library's We Are Pride 2020 booklist! We Are Pride…
Music and the Very Young
By Rebecca HuntMay 29, 2020
Anyone who has attended a story time at the library (or online while the library is closed) knows that every story time starts with a song. These songs, often accompanied by hand and body movements, are fun for the children. Songs are often repeated from one session to the next because repetition helps the learning…
Remembering Anthony Burns
By ChrisGMay 27, 2020
Remembering the 166th anniversary of one of the most dramatic sequences of events relating to slavery and abolition in Boston’s history.
Digging Deeper, Growing Stronger: Recommend a Book
By VeronicaKMMay 27, 2020
Summer means summer reading at the library! Our theme for Adult Summer Reading 2021 is "Digging Deeper, Growing Stronger," and you can learn more about the challenges and prizes at our website. Keep in mind that Adult Summer Reading is only for people age 18 and up. Information about summer reading for children or teens can…
8 Reasons to Read to Very Young Children
By Scot ColfordMay 26, 2020
This is a guest blog post by our Youth Services Manager, Farouqua Abuzeit. Picture Books have a rich vocabulary, and often include language that your child might not hear in everyday conversation. Reading to your child introduces new vocabulary in context. Reading a book together is an important moment of connection between a child and…
Boredom Busters for Kids
By MaijaMMay 19, 2020
A guest post by Liz Smith, a children's librarian. Looking for something to keep the kids occupied? Make some puppets and put on a show! Puppets can be made out of materials you likely already have at home. Paper lunch bags can make great puppets for younger children. Cut a few inches off the top…
Color Our Collections, Part 1
By Meghan WeeksMay 16, 2020
We’re launching BPL's "Color Our Collections" with 5 woodcut illustrations from our Rare Books Department. Download and color away!
The Thrifty Wedding: 11 Ways to Save on Wedding Flowers
By Dhruti BhagatMay 12, 2020
Flowers can play a big role in your wedding look. But, the cost can add up. Here are ways to include flowers and keep an eye on the budget.
Self-Care During Mental Health Awareness Month
By Jessica EliasMay 11, 2020
This year, mental health & wellness is especially important. It's a critical time to support each other or to seek tools. Find resources here.
Save Sacco and Vanzetti!
By Kim ReynoldsMay 8, 2020
It's the 100th anniversary of the Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee, created to defend Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Read about this controversial case.
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