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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Boston Public Library’s March Author Talks and Shakespeare Commemorative Programs

Boston Public Library’s March author talks and programs include celebrations of poetry, Women’s History Month, Shakespeare, new works, and more: Joseph Luzzi’s lecture “From Twain to Toni Morrison: A Literary Journey through America” leads participants through the fascinating world of American literature, revealing the character and conflicts of the American spirit on Thursday, March 2…
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