Hi folks, and welcome to the August 2020 edition of the Queer Fiction Blog! This month we have a henna artist war between two teens who may or may not be falling for each other, a young man who is figuring out his gender identity while dealing with transphobia and falling in love, and two…
The Polar Bears of Franklin Park
By ChrisGJuly 29, 2020
The Franklin Park Zoo used to have polar bears, but don't anymore. Learn more about the polar bears of the zoo and about their history.
Diversity in Sci-Fi: We Cast a Shadow
By KirstenDJuly 29, 2020
Welcome to Diversity in Sci-Fi! Today we are reviewing We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin, a satirical dystopian novel about a Black father who wants to turn his biracial son white through an experimental medical procedure.
Beyond Body Positivity: Beginning Your Journey to Body Acceptance and Food Freedom
By Sarah MahonJuly 28, 2020
We have resources to help you begin your own unique journey to body acceptance. None of these resources will ever make you feel shamed...
Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy
By Scot ColfordJuly 23, 2020
In Demagogue, author Larry Tye presents a definitive biography of U.S. Senator Joe McCarthy, who’s personal and political leadership destroyed many careers and even entire lives, whipping the nation into a frenzy of paranoia. In conversation with BPL president David Leonard, Tye reveals a human being in McCarthy whose chaotic, meteoric rise is a lesson…
Brook Farm – “city of God, anew”
By Kim ReynoldsJuly 15, 2020
Founded in 1630, West Roxbury, Massachusetts is the home of the abolitionist and Unitarian minister Theodore Parker and the place where the Puritan missionary John Eliot is believed to have preached from “Pulpit Rock” to the Native Americans who had long populated the region. Most famously, it is the town where, in 1841, Unitarian minister…
What to Read? What to Read? Your Children’s Librarians Have You Covered!
By Rebecca FoxJuly 13, 2020
Are you a kid looking for that next great read to just whisk you away? Or a parent or teacher eager to find those just-right reads for the youth in your life? Boston Public Library's Youth Services team can’t wait to find the perfect book for you! Wondering how we magically match readers with books…
Happy Fiscal New Year (July 1) – What are your Financial New Year Resolutions?
By ElizaCJuly 6, 2020
Celebrate this Fiscal New Year (FY2021) with the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center. Join us for financial literacy (Fi Lit) webinars and more resources that will help change your financial future. Realize your Fiscal New Year resolutions by learning and planning with us. What is a fiscal year? It's another reason to celebrate…
Celebrate the Fourth of July with Music!
By Rebecca HuntJuly 1, 2020
The 4th of July is upon us, and with it comes the fireworks and (normally) the parades & concerts. This year the Hatch Shell will be quiet..
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