UH-OH! How Do You Say…?

Are you traveling down the coast of Italy, but you missed your train?  Hiking the Inca Trail and need to locate the nearest bathroom?  Starving in the middle of a big tent during Oktoberfest, but do not know what to order?  Fear not! Mango Languages can help! Mango Languages is a fantastic language learning program…
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Featured Image: Here lies buried the body of Mr Ebenezer Dyer

Title: Here lies buried the body of Mr Ebenezer Dyer Date: [ca. 1973–1978] Location: North Truro, Massachusetts Creator: Doris Felton Source: Erving Public Library Collection: Erving Public Library Gravestone Rubbings Description: Erving Public Library holds a substantial collection of gravestone rubbings from historical cemeteries around Massachusetts and New England.  Over time, rubbings like these damage…
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LGBTQ+ Books for Tweens

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 them on the page or screen. The number of books about LGBTQ+ teens has grown quickly over the last ten years, but there are relatively few books about LGBTQ+ kids…
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Candlewick Press Partnership

Bibliocycle has an exciting partnership this summer with Candlewick Press! We've had two events with them this summer (so far) and have a few more on the horizon. Upcoming Candlewick Press sponsored events to check us out at: Neponset RiverFest on July 14 and/or Dudley Street Neighborhood Multi-Cultural Festival on August 18. What does a…
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Featured Image: Army of the Potomac at Cumberland Landing

Title: Army of the Potomac at Cumberland Landing Date: 1861–1865 Location: Cumberland Landing, Virginia Creator: Unknown Source: The Medford Historical Society & Museum Collection: The Medford Historical Society Civil War Photograph Collection Description: The Medford Historical Society has an extensive collection of albumen photographs from the Civil War. Many from Mathew Brady's studio.  Typically albumen prints…
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Dudley Storytime Popup

Introducing ..... Rocinante, our Faraday Cortland eBike. Rocinante is named after Don Quixote's horse. We are thinking of calling the eBike Roci (pronounced Rosie) for short. We are so happy to have an eBike to help us up hills while hauling a trailer full of books to events. The eBike provides just enough pedal power…
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Commemorating Juneteenth

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 to hear the word “no.” When Juneteenth rolls around, she’s feeling like she can never do anything that she wants. Then she learns about her Grandpa Moses, who…
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Love Dark, Gothic, and Creepy?

Then Jennifer McMahon is the author for you! She is certainly one of my favorites! Based in Vermont, she has written just eight books, but they are absorbing page-turners that are haunting, evocative, and horrifically thrilling. This bestselling storyteller crafts edge-of-your-seat thrillers featuring women confronting extraordinary circumstances. Her gift is the deliciously twisty way she subverts all…
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LGBTQ+ Fiction: June 2018

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 during Pride Month! Every June, the Boston Public Library puts out its annual We Are Pride book list, which includes LGBTQ+ fiction and nonfiction for children, teens, and…
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Up for auction: S.L.M. Barlow’s early Americana at the BPL

On Monday, February 3rd, 1890, the personal library of Samuel Latham Mitchill Barlow came up for auction in New York City. One of the major American book sales of the late 19th century, the auction of Barlow’s collection was also a watershed moment for the BPL rare books collection. During his lifetime, Barlow had been one of…
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