Bibliocycle!

Welcome to the Bibliocycle Blog! We are using this first entry as a means of introducing ourselves to the public – we are a team of Boston Public Library staff that volunteer to ride around town, visiting farmers markets, outdoor events, indoor events, festivals, and any other event we are invited to! Do you have…
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Money Smart Week

Money Smart Week is April 21-28, 2018. Money Smart Week is a program started by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and other Chicago-area organizations in 2002 to help consumers manage their personal finances better. Programs are for everyone and Money Smart Week has expanded to every state. Programs take place in many public libraries…
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You Can See Your House from Here! Finding Your Blueprints at the Boston Public Library

Many of Boston's residential buildings are old enough that it might difficult for you to readily find important information about the history of your home. Some questions you might have about your home, either now or when you're considering renovations, may include: How do I find plans of my house? What style is my house? Where…
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March is Irish-American Heritage Month

Since 1991, United States presidents have proclaimed March Irish-American Heritage Month in honor of the contributions made by Irish immigrants and their descendants to the growth and development of the United States. The heritage month conveniently coincides with St. Patrick's Day, the Irish national holiday. To celebrate Irish-American Heritage Month and to learn more about…
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8th graders in Missouri transcribe anti-slavery documents and learn about the abolitionist movement

Dr. Lisa Gilbert, a Social Studies teacher in St. Louis, Missouri, recently tweeted about her experience with her 8th grade class transcribing and examining some of the BPL’s anti-slavery manuscripts. She blogs about it here... As a social studies teacher, I hope for my students to develop an appreciation of the discipline of history itself…
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Anti-Slavery Manuscripts now available for the public to transcribe

For the past several years, we have been carefully cataloging and digitizing manuscript correspondences from our Anti-Slavery collection. These items document the thoughts, transactions, and activities of the abolitionist movement in Boston, Massachusetts, and throughout New England. Over 12,000 of these letters were recently made available on Digital Commonwealth. This work was made possible through…
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