• Hospital workers reflect and focus on the care they provide through the power of literature thanks to our facilitated group sessions in the Literature & Medicine program.

  • Bay State citizens host group readings of an abolitionist's historic words and consider contemporary race relations with our support for the Reading Frederick Douglass program.

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Let’s Talk New Grants

Our six new discussion grants provide for conversations of every size, shape, and subject. Whether you’re discussing morality with kids, reading Civil Rights texts, or hosting a panel of history experts, we have funding available.

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The Politics of Hope

Days before Americans head to the polls to determine our next president, we’ll be taking a look at President Obama’s legacy with a group of scholars who are well-versed in presidential politics. Join us at BPL for our Fall forum.

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Clemente Classics

Five transformative titles will be given to our Clemente Course students this fall. Two course instructors offer their insights into why these books prove enduringly relevant and make such a lasting impression.

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Sharing Our Stories; Sharing Our Lives

Students engage in self-discovery through the power of memoir.  The 75 students who participated in the Literacy Project’s memoir-writing workshop learned from some of the best writers in the genre. When Mass Humanities funded the project, the list of impressive literary figures on the syllabus included Jamaica Kincaid and Augusten Burroughs, among others.

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"Freedom of Speech: Lessons From Lenny Bruce" is an investigation into the environment that forced Bruce to become an outspoken advocate for our First...  Learn More
10/27/16 6:00 PM8:00 PM
Cambridge Historical Society presents a 3-part symposium about the past, present and future of affordable housing in Cambridge. Conversation 2 focuses...  Learn More

Senator Edward Brooke Born

On this day in 1919, Edward Brooke, III, the only African-American to represent Massachusetts in the U.S. Congress, was born. A decorated veteran, he graduated from the BU School of Law in 1948 and be...
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