Boston’s Last Pirates

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…
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Climate Preparedness Week, September 24-30

Next week, September 24-30, BPL will be participating in the first annual Climate Preparedness Week, coordinated by CREW - Communities Responding to Extreme Weather. Organizations and community leaders are hosting events all around greater Boston to help residents prepare for the impacts of climate change and extreme weather. Check out the events below taking place at…
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Spring Birdwatching in Boston

Spring is a great time for observing birds anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, and Boston is no exception. During this time of year we have the chance to see not only those birds that live here year-round, but also those passing through the city on their way to their summer homes. Spring is also when…
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