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Summer Reading Programs at the BPL Summer Reading Programs at the BPL

Kids enjoy concerts from Mariana Iranzi and Alex and the Kaleidoscope and programs from New England Aquarium, Museum of Science, and more.
Kids enjoy concerts from Mariana Iranzi and Alex and the Kaleidoscope and programs from New England Aquarium, Museum of Science, and more.
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Boston Reads 1 Million Minutes Boston Reads 1 Million Minutes

recommended by BostonPL_MelissaA
Are you ready to do your part to help Boston Read a Million Minutes? Keep track of your summer reading by the second, minute, hour, day,…
Are you ready to do your part to help Boston Read a Million Minutes? Keep track of your summer reading by the second, minute, hour, day,…
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LGBTQ+ Books for Tweens LGBTQ+ Books for Tweens

By Lin Thompson
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…
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…
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Great Books Under 200 Pages Great Books Under 200 Pages

recommended by BostonPL_EileenS
Here is a selection of short fiction and nonfiction titles to add to your summer 2018 reading list, and complete that "Under 200 Pages"…
Here is a selection of short fiction and nonfiction titles to add to your summer 2018 reading list, and complete that "Under 200 Pages"…
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Commemorating Juneteenth Commemorating Juneteenth

By MaijaM
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…
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…
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When We Were Orphans

This seemingly straight-forward detective novel turns out to be an introspective look at imagination, memory, and how the mental and…
recommended by BostonPL_Communications
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Books Set in New England Books Set in New England

recommended by emily_reads
Cross off one of your summer reading bingo squares by reading one of these modern stories set in New England.
Cross off one of your summer reading bingo squares by reading one of these modern stories set in New England.
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Find an Audiobook! Find an Audiobook!

Browse through our Audiobook page to find something to read this summer!
Browse through our Audiobook page to find something to read this summer!
Blogpost

LGBTQ+ Fiction: June 2018 LGBTQ+ Fiction: June 2018

By AnnaD
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…
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…
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LGBTQ+ Authors & Main Characters: 17... LGBTQ+ Authors & Main Characters: 17...

recommended by BostonPL_AnnaD
From bisexual to lesbian; from transgender to genderqueer, these characters and authors span the rainbow of sexual and gender identities.…
From bisexual to lesbian; from transgender to genderqueer, these characters and authors span the rainbow of sexual and gender identities.…
Blogpost

Books for Podcast Fans: 99% Invisible Books for Podcast Fans: 99% Invisible

By Jessica M
Before I first listened to 99% Invisible, I had heard it be described as “an audio podcast about visual design.” I feel like I appreciate…
Before I first listened to 99% Invisible, I had heard it be described as “an audio podcast about visual design.” I feel like I appreciate…
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Summer Reading at the BPL Summer Reading at the BPL

This summer at the BPL, help Boston read one million minutes, play BPL Bingo, Read Your Way to Fenway, and enjoy events for kids and teens!
This summer at the BPL, help Boston read one million minutes, play BPL Bingo, Read Your Way to Fenway, and enjoy events for kids and teens!
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