The Public Conversation

The Public Conversation is a new series featuring Boston Public Library President David Leonard in conversation with academics, writers, and intellectuals to discuss events and issues of the national collective conscience.

The series began on Wednesday, May 9, at 6 p.m. at the Central Library in Copley Square with Robert Kuttner, author of Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism? and Lisa Lynch, Provost at Brandeis University. Sponsored by Bank of America.

BPL President David Leonard and filmmaker Frederick Wiseman discussed Wiseman’s latest film “Ex Libris,” a documentary about the New York Public Library, and the state of libraries via Facebook Live on Monday, August 27, at 12:30 p.m. in WGBH's studio at the Central Library (video below).