Boston Public Library Announces Wedding Ceremony Giveaway Contest

October 15, 2019 - As one of the city's most sought-after wedding venues, and in honor of the McKim Building's 125th anniversary, the Boston Public Library is giving four couples the opportunity to host their wedding ceremony within its historic walls this February — for free! Couples will have the opportunity to begin the next…
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Sixteenth Author Selected as Associates of the Boston Public Library Writer-in-Residence Recipient

BOSTON - The Associates of the Boston Public Library is pleased to announce Shawnna Thomas has been selected as Writer-in-Residence for 2019-2020. Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Thomas received her B.A. in English and African American Studies from Yale University in 2015. She is a previous recipient of the Elmore A. Willetts Prize for…
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Call for Applications for the Associates of the Boston Public Library’s Writer-in-Residence Program

The Associates of the Boston Public Library is currently accepting applicants from emerging authors for the 2019—2020 Writer-in-Residence fellowship program. Projects eligible for this program include fiction, non-fiction, scripts, or poetry works, intended for children or young adult audiences. The program guidelines and application are available online at www.writer-in-residence.org. Submissions are due by June 10…
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Mayor Walsh Announces New Philanthropic Endeavor for the Boston Public Library

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the launch of the Fund for the Boston Public Library, a new philanthropic endeavor created to support, sustain, and strengthen the Boston Public Library. At the event, Mayor Walsh announced a founding investment of $2.8 million to build the Fund, generously provided by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation…
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A New Look for the BPL Website

On April 23, you may notice that the BPL's homepage and some of its other pages will look a little different. We are pleased to announce that this new update comes with increased accessibility and functionality for our users. To enlarge any images in this post, and see the details, please click on the image…
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MFA Boston and Boston Public Library Organize Exhibition of Rarely Seen Works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

BOSTON (April 1, 2019)—Paris was the center of nightlife and spectacle in the late 19th century, a moment immortalized in evocative posters, prints and paintings by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901). The artist’s extraordinary attention to the performers, dancers and actors of Montmartre—the heart of the city’s bohemian nightlife—is the focus of Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of…
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MFA Boston and Boston Public Library Collaborate on Major Exhibition of Graphic Works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), is partnering with the Boston Public Library to organize Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris, a major exhibition opening in April 2019 that will explore Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s extraordinary attention to performance—particularly the stars and entertainments of 19th-century Montmartre, the bohemian center of Parisian nightlife. Both institutions house rich…
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Boston Public Library Launches WiFi Hotspot Lending Program

Boston Public Library announced today the launch of its mobile WiFi hotspot lending initiative, expanding free internet access to patrons beyond its 26 public service locations. Hotspots will be available to borrow at the Central Library and branches throughout the city; if all hotspots are checked out, adult patrons (18+) may place a hold via…
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Boston Public Library’s October Author Talks and Lectures

October author talks at the Central Library and neighborhood branches feature acclaimed writers in conversation about diverse topics including the Constitution and the presidency; the legacy of Lorraine Hansberry; Alexander Hamilton; and the hidden history of Boston.  All programs and events can be viewed via www.bpl.org/events. Monday, October 1 Mark Warren and David Goodman, editors…
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