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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Moderating on the Talk Boards for the Anti-Slavery Manuscripts Transcription Project

Joanna Treasure has been one of our most active and reliable moderators for the Anti-Slavery manuscript transcription project. In this role, she takes questions and addresses concerns from other Zooniverse volunteer transcribers. Zooniverse projects often include moderators who have been recruited from the active participants. This shows that that the management of the project is…
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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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Studies in Light: The Gouaches of the Charles J. Connick Stained Glass Studio in the Arts Department

Charles J. Connick (1875–1945) was one of the preeminent artists in stained glass in the early twentieth century. He was trained by architect Ralph Adams Cram and worked closely with architects Charles Maginnis and Timothy Walsh. The Connick Studios specialized in stained glass, with Connick working to revive the techniques and style of medieval glass…
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Joining “The Firm:” Meghan Markle Marries into the House of Windsor

When Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry on May 19, she is not only marrying into the British Royal Family, but also joining forces with a very successful business enterprise. An enterprise which Prince Philip refers to as “The Firm.” The hardworking and popular Windsors are one of Britain’s most important economic resources. According to a…
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