Adoption has existed in one form or another for much of human history. Whether formal or informal, it can play a significant role in shaping your family tree. This post provides an overview of the history of adoption in the United States and some resources you can use to research adopted ancestors.
Hello and welcome to the June 2022 edition of the newly renamed Queer Lit Review! Happy Pride Month everyone! To celebrate Pride, the Boston Public Library puts out a printed booklist every year called We Are Pride which includes books of all genres for children, teens, and adults. Find a copy at your local library…
The First Survey In June of 1830, Governor Levi Lincoln Jr. appointed Amherst professor Edward Hitchcock to conduct the first geological survey of Massachusetts. In 1831 the scope of the project was expanded to include production of a list of plants and animals found in the Commonwealth, for which he drew on the “assistance of…
Community cookbooks have long been incredible sources of historical and cultural information, acting as a record of the women in the community; the ingredients available, the culinary trends, and the equipment used. There are several places where you can explore the Boston Public Library’s collection of these books.
Welcome to our May review blog! Please note we've changed our name to Queer Lit Review to be more inclusive of books beyond fiction in the future. So, what have we got for you this month? We have a teen striving to become valedictorian and falling for her rival, an older woman reuniting with her first love while fighting Death, and a historical romance about a trans woman falling in love all over again with the best friend she left behind.
Happy Earth Day from the Research Services Department! This Earth Day, here are some ways to use BPL resources to learn more about the amazing world we inhabit.
Every year our librarians compile booklists that celebrate the diversity of our world, starting with Black Is..., the very first list published in 1973, to honor Black History Month! Visit your local branch to pick up the latest booklist or view these digitized lists and check out a title from the lists in our catalog!