Mayor Walsh and the Boston Public Library Celebrate the $14.7 Million Renovation of the Dudley Branch with a Kick-Off Celebration

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today joined David Leonard, President of the Boston Public Library, elected officials and community members to celebrate the kick-off of a $14.7 million renovation of the Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library. The renovation of the Roxbury library will require a temporary closure of the branch at the end of…
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Boston Public Library Transfers Sound Archives Collection to Internet Archive for Digitization, Preservation, and Public Access

Boston Public Library has approved the transfer of significant holdings from its Sound Archives Collection to the Internet Archive, a nonprofit digital library offering permanent access to historical collections for researchers, historians, and the general public. This project will catalog and digitize a major component of the BPL’s Sound Archives Collection, which will be available…
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Mayor Walsh, Boston Public Library Announce New Outreach Manager, Additional Resources for Patrons in Need

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the hire of a full-time outreach manager for the Boston Public Library (BPL), who will work as part of a team providing assessment, crisis intervention and intensive case management services to unsheltered individuals drawn to the spaces and resources of the Boston Public Library. The position, which has been…
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Public Library Host First Community Meeting on Design for Roslindale Branch Renovation

Under the leadership of Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Boston Public Library will host the first community advisory committee meeting to discuss the design for the estimated $6.4 million renovation of the Roslindale Branch on Tuesday, October 17, at 6 p.m. at the branch’s location at 4246 Washington Street. The renovation is a capital project…
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Boston Public Library and Boston Philharmonic Orchestra: A New Overture

Boston Public Library (BPL) and Boston Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) will offer free performances across the city in a new collaborative venture beginning on Saturday, September 30, at 10 a.m. in Rabb Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, with one of Maestro Benjamin Zander’s world-renowned interpretation classes, Interpretations of Music: Lessons for Life. The…
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GrubStreet and Boston Public Library to Offer Free Creative Writing Classes in Egleston Square and Mattapan

GrubStreet, one of the nation’s leading creative writing centers, and Boston Public Library (BPL) have announced the relaunch of their neighborhood writing program, Write Down the Street. Together, the organizations will offer free creative writing workshops at BPL’s Egleston Square and Mattapan branches. This fall marks the second year of the program. Participants can choose…
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Boston Public Library’s October Author Talks & Lectures

Boston Public Library’s October author talks and lectures feature a range of authors and topics, including public art, libraries and the digital age, health policy, Boston’s immigration history, southern food & civil rights, and more: The South Boston Historical Society presents an author talk with Jim Lynch, who discusses the lives of three generations making…
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Boston Public Library Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Booklist, Programs

Boston Public Library celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) annually through publishing the Latino Life booklist, a list of recent books concerning the Hispanic experience. Genres include biography, expressions, history and contemporary issues, and fiction. Cheech Marin’s Cheech Is Not My Real Name, but Don’t Call Me Chong!, former Venezuelan president Hugo…
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Boston Public Library’s Free Homework Help Begins September 18

Boston Public Library’s free Homework Help program begins September 18 and runs through May 24, 2018, offering free afterschool help and mentorship provided by high-achieving high school students at most BPL locations across the city. The program, offered Monday through Thursday from 3:30 -5:30 p.m. is open to students in grades K-8; no registration required…
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Boston Public Library’s Local & Family History Lecture Series Fall Schedule

Boston Public Library’s Local & Family History Lecture Series returns this month, offering information about the history of Boston and its diverse neighborhoods along with tips and guides for those beginning their own genealogical research. The complete September through December schedule can be viewed or downloaded online. The series offers a wide range of topics…
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