Welcome to the July 2020 edition of the Queer Fiction Blog! This month we have a gender bending retelling of King Arthur, a fantasy concerning love and regrets, and an historical romance with lots of pining and hurt/comfort. We hope you find something here to enjoy! Happy Reading! Title/Author: Once & Future by Amy Rose…
Future Readers Club: Picking the Right Book for Your Baby, Toddler, or Preschooler
By CelesteBCJune 30, 2020
Choosing the right book to read to your little one can feel daunting. How do you know which book to read to your kid? There are only two hard and fast rules: Pick something you will enjoy reading. Your enthusiasm will come through as you read. Follow your child’s lead. Does it look too hard…
The Thrifty Wedding: 13 Ways to Save on Your Honeymoon
By Dhruti BhagatJune 25, 2020
We've covered a lot of ways you can save money on your wedding. Here are thirteen ways you can save on your honeymoon.
School Desegregation in Boston and the United States
By Scot ColfordJune 23, 2020
“School Desegregation in Boston and the United States,” with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Farah Stockman and BPL President David Leonard, discussed the historical context around what is commonly known as a time of “busing in Boston” that took place in the early 1970s, as well as the wider effort to desegregate public schools across the…
Democracy in One Book or Less
By Scot ColfordJune 15, 2020
“Democracy in One Book or Less” was an author talk with Obama Speechwriter David Litt moderated by former Planned Parenthood president, Cecile Richards and introduced by BPL President David Leonard. Recorded live on June 15, 2020. …
June is Audiobook Month
By EileenSJune 12, 2020
June is audiobook month, which means we can celebrate this form of books. How did they get here? And how can you get them through the BPL?
Boston’s Last Pirates
By ChrisGJune 11, 2020
On the 11th of June 1835, alleged pirate captain Pedro Gibert and four of his crew members were executed in Boston. According to Boston chronologist Jim Vrabel, this was the last year in which pirate executions took place here, and while there was apparently one more case in September of that year, these five men…
Explore the Great Outdoors this Summer!
By ChrisGJune 9, 2020
The BPL has excellent resources to help you learn about and appreciate outdoor activities, from gardening to hiking to star gazing.
Moments in Boston History for Black Journalists
By Scot ColfordJune 9, 2020
“Moments in Boston History for Black Journalists” was a conversation between journalist Callie Crossley and BPL President David Leonard about race, reporting, and Crossley’s own career both locally in Boston and nationally. Recorded live on June 9, 2020. …
By Scot ColfordJune 4, 2020
“Rather Outspoken” was a conversation between broadcaster, Dan Rather and BPL President David Leonard following insights gleaned from Rather’s extraordinary career in news reporting and book of the same name, spanning over 6 decades. Recorded live on June 4, 2020…
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