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Get Help Navigating the New BPL.org Get Help Navigating the New BPL.org

Welcome to the new BPL.org! We’ve redesigned our website to make it more dynamic, innovative, and fun. If you're wondering where your…
Welcome to the new BPL.org! We’ve redesigned our website to make it more dynamic, innovative, and fun. If you're wondering where your…
Learn / about Cape Verdeans with Jewish Heritage

Cape Verdeans with Jewish Heritage: Stories… Cape Verdeans with Jewish Heritage: Stories…

Jun 28th | 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Dr. Alma Gottlieb will speak at the Uphams Corner Branch on "Cape Verdeans with Jewish Heritage: Stories from Long Ago and Today.” There...
Dr. Alma Gottlieb will speak at the Uphams Corner Branch on "Cape Verdeans with Jewish Heritage: Stories from Long Ago and Today.” There...
Learn / How to Negotiate your Salary

Salary Negotiation Workshop Salary Negotiation Workshop

Jun 25th | 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Work Smart in Boston is a free grassroots salary negotiation workshop program that helps close the gender gap in empowering women to…
Work Smart in Boston is a free grassroots salary negotiation workshop program that helps close the gender gap in empowering women to…
Learn / about Koko

Remembering Koko, the gorilla who signed Remembering Koko, the gorilla who signed

Koko was born at the San Francisco Zoo, and Dr. Francine Patterson began teaching the gorilla sign language that became part of a Stanford…
Koko was born at the San Francisco Zoo, and Dr. Francine Patterson began teaching the gorilla sign language that became part of a Stanford…
Connect / with Summer Reading Programs for Kids!

Summer Reading Programs at the BPL Summer Reading Programs at the BPL

Kids enjoy concerts from Mariana Iranzi and Alex and the Kaleidoscope and programs from New England Aquarium, Museum of Science, and more.
Kids enjoy concerts from Mariana Iranzi and Alex and the Kaleidoscope and programs from New England Aquarium, Museum of Science, and more.
Recommended / 1 Million Minutes Booklist

Boston Reads 1 Million Minutes Boston Reads 1 Million Minutes

recommended by BostonPL_MelissaA
Are you ready to do your part to help Boston Read a Million Minutes? Keep track of your summer reading by the second, minute, hour, day,…
Are you ready to do your part to help Boston Read a Million Minutes? Keep track of your summer reading by the second, minute, hour, day,…
Recommended / LGBTQ+ Reads for Tweens

LGBTQ+ Books for Tweens LGBTQ+ Books for Tweens

By Lin Thompson
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…
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…
Recommended / Spotify playlist

Let's Hear it for the Books! Let's Hear it for the Books!

Jam out this Summer with Boston Public Library's playlist of book- and library-themed songs! We've dug deep into the archives to find…
Jam out this Summer with Boston Public Library's playlist of book- and library-themed songs! We've dug deep into the archives to find these…
Recommended / Short Books

Great Books Under 200 Pages Great Books Under 200 Pages

recommended by BostonPL_EileenS
Here is a selection of short fiction and nonfiction titles to add to your summer 2018 reading list, and complete that "Under 200 Pages"…
Here is a selection of short fiction and nonfiction titles to add to your summer 2018 reading list, and complete that "Under 200 Pages"…
Recommended / for Juneteenth

Commemorating Juneteenth Commemorating Juneteenth

By MaijaM
Have you ever read Juneteenth for Mazie? Mazie wants to have the freedom to do lots of things. She wants to stay up late and doesn’t want…
Have you ever read Juneteenth for Mazie? Mazie wants to have the freedom to do lots of things. She wants to stay up late and doesn’t want…
Recommended / LGBTQ+ Resources

LGBTQ+ Youth & Adult Resources LGBTQ+ Youth & Adult Resources

Books, groups, healthcare, movies, and more for those who are Queer/Questioning, Undecided, Intersex, Lesbian, Transgender/Two-Spirit,…
Books, groups, healthcare, movies, and more for those who are Queer/Questioning, Undecided, Intersex, Lesbian, Transgender/Two-Spirit,…
Recommended / Staff Pick

When We Were Orphans

This seemingly straight-forward detective novel turns out to be an introspective look at imagination, memory, and how the mental and…
recommended by BostonPL_Communications
Connect / with Audiobooks

Find an Audiobook! Find an Audiobook!

Browse through our Audiobook page to find something to read this summer!
Browse through our Audiobook page to find something to read this summer!
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Recommended / LGBTQ+ Fiction

LGBTQ+ Fiction: June 2018 LGBTQ+ Fiction: June 2018

By AnnaD
Happy Pride Month! Before I get to the reviews I have for you, I would first like to tell you what’s going on at the Boston Public Library…
Happy Pride Month! Before I get to the reviews I have for you, I would first like to tell you what’s going on at the Boston Public Library…
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