Boston Public Library’s Fall Local and Family History Series Begins

Boston Public Library’s Local & Family History Lecture Series returns this month, featuring talks from public historian Elon Cook Lee and author Barbara F. Berenson, and continue through December. The schedule can be viewed on bpl.org. All talks take place at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Public historian Elon…
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Boston Public Library and UMass Boston Host “I Emcee What You Did There” Hip-Hop Event in Central Library’s Courtyard

Boston Public Library and UMass Boston invite hip-hop enthusiasts of all ages to attend a free hip-hop event in the courtyard of the Central Library on Saturday, September 15, from 1-4 p.m.  “I Emcee What You Did There” is the first in a series of hip-hop programs to take place at the Central Library and…
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Boston Public Library’s Fall Author Talks and Lectures Begin

This month begins Boston Public Library’s dynamic fall author talk series running through December, highlighted by Anne Boyd Rioux and Elif Armbruster, whose talks celebrate the 150th anniversary of Little Women. Additionally, several book discussion groups take place in conjunction with the Mayor's Recovery Month Book Club. Visit the BPL calendar for more information. Author…
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Boston Public Library Read Your Way to Fenway Winners Celebrate at August 19 Red Sox Game

Boston Public Library and its young readers celebrated summer at Fenway Park on Sunday when the Red Sox played the Tampa Bay Rays, with the conclusion of the 23nd annual Read Your Way to Fenway reading contest. Boston’s Youth aged 5-17 were encouraged to read a minimum of three books for a chance to watch…
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Boston Public Library Reaches Goal of Reading One Million Minutes

Boston Public Library announced today that Boston readers read 1.75 million minutes so far this summer, surpassing the citywide goal of inviting Bostonians of all ages to read a collective one million minutes from June through August.  “Bostonians’ love of reading is evident, and we are thrilled that so many patrons are sharing their favorite…
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Parker Hill Branch Library Reopens Following $2.4 Million Improvement

City and State officials, along with residents and library staff, celebrated the reopening of the Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library at a community celebration on Saturday, July 28.  The celebration marked the end of a yearlong closure for interior and exterior repairs and improvements.  The $2.4 million investment, part of Mayor Martin…
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Arts Department Temporary Closure

The Arts Department will be closed to in-person public service for approximately 3 months while staff prepare collections that will be impacted by the upcoming renovation to Special Collections spaces at the Central Library. Arts collections will be available to request in the online catalog Monday – Friday 9am-4pm. Information about how to request Arts…
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Fifteenth Author Selected as Associates of the Boston Public Library Writer-in-Residence Recipient

Jorge Vega, of Brockton, Massachusetts, has been selected as the fifteenth annual recipient of the Associates of the Boston Public Library Writer-in-Residence fellowship. He was enthusiastically chosen as the 2018–19 winner by a panel of judges—including authors, editors, literary agents, booksellers and librarians—in a blind judging process, based on the strength of his proposed young-adult…
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Boston Public Library, Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture’s “Love Letter to a Library” Public Art Project Begins Today

Boston Public Library and the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture launch a “Love Letter to a Library” public art collaboration today with a banner display at the Central Library and continuing throughout the BPL system. The text of the banners, "I Remember Everything You Taught Me Here," is intended to encourage viewers to engage…
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