Boston Public Library’s June Author Talks & Literary Events

Boston Public Library’s June events feature yoga teacher and author Jessamyn Stanley, local writer Michael Patrick MacDonald, book sales, and more: Local author and historian Alex Goldfeld speaks about the history of the North End; from the Boston Massacre to Revere’s heroic ride, the North End embodies almost four centuries of strife and celebration, international…
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Boston Public Library’s Concerts in the Courtyard Summer Series Begins Friday, June 2

Boston Public Library’s Concerts in the Courtyard (www.bpl.org/concerts) series returns Friday, June 2 and runs through Wednesday, August 30, showcasing a variety of artists and musical genres in the library’s iconic Italianesque courtyard at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Concerts are held on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and on…
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Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library to Close July 1 for Planned Interior and Exterior Improvements

In preparation for planned interior and exterior improvements totaling $2.4 million included in Mayor Walsh’s Imagine Boston Capital Plan, the Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library will start a temporary closure on Saturday, July 1, 2017 with the last day of public service on Friday, June 30. The closure period is expected to…
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Mayor Walsh Announces Jamaica Plain Library Grand Opening; New and Ongoing Capital Library Funding

Reaffirming his commitment to bringing quality library services to neighborhoods throughout the City, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the reopening of the Jamaica Plain Branch to be held on May 20th after a $10 million renovation, along with nearly $14 million in planned library projects across the city in FY18 and an additional $102…
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Boston Public Library Repatriates Historical Artifacts to Italy

Today Boston Public Library announced the return of three items from its Special Collections to the State Archives of Venice, Italy and the Library of Ludovico II De Torres in Monreale, Italy. During a repatriation ceremony with Mayor Martin J. Walsh and representatives from Homeland Security, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the Italian Carabinieri, Boston…
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Boston Public Library Announces Kick Off Community Meeting for Long-term Chinatown Library Services Planning Study

Boston Public Library will host the first of three community meetings to begin gathering feedback for planning for long-term library services in Chinatown. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 25 at 6 p.m., and will be held at the China Trade Center located at 2 Boylston Street in Chinatown. Representatives from planning firm Miller…
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Mayor Walsh Announces $15.7 Million Capital Investment for Preservation of Boston’s Rare Books and Manuscripts

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the launch of a major capital project at the Boston Public Library to help preserve its historic rare books and manuscripts collections, as outlined in Mayor Walsh’s Fiscal Year 2018 – Fiscal Year 2022 (FY18-FY22) Capital Plan being released tomorrow. “The Boston Public Library has the distinct honor of…
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Boston Public Library’s April Author Talks and Celebration of National Poetry Month

Boston Public Library’s April author talks and events include renowned authors Neil Gaiman, Marjorie Garber, and Colum McCann, and features programs honoring National Poetry Month: Bestselling and award-winning author Neil Gaiman visits the Central Library in Copley Square on Tuesday, April 4, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Hall and will be interviewed by Jared Bowen…
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Company One Theatre in collaboration with the Boston Public Library presents peerless

Company One Theatre (C1) and the Boston Public Library are thrilled to enter into a collaborative venture that brings a full-scale, all-ages, pay-what-you-want theatrical production of Jiehae Park’s Peerless to Rabb Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square—the first fully-staged theatrical run ever to be staged in the space. Performances begin Thursday, April 27…
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