• 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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Find Events Near You

Want to see what humanities events are going on in your neighborhood? Search our online calendar for walking tours, exhibits, talks, performances, etc.

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Featured Grant: Henry V Conversations: What is a Just War?

Performing Shakespeare in the era of the War on Terror. The Actors’ Shakespeare Project presents the Bard as a playwright urgently relevant to our own times, whose work enables us to differently conceive of our most daunting questions. Their moving productions delved into the psychology of villains, the intricacies of race, and in this Henry V production, the questions inherent to the just war doctrine.

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9/1/16 10/31/16
Who am I? Where am I? These are the fundamental questions proposed by the humanities. Inquiries related to local history, literature, and education, i...  Learn More
9/29/16 6:00 PM7:30 PM
At the turn of the 20th century, investigative journalism into the activities and lives of civil servants, at times called "muckraking", was conducted...  Learn More

Office to Help Freed Slaves Opens in Worcester

On this day in 1867, a Worcester newspaper announced that "in accordance with the desire of a number of citizens," a freedmens' office would be established to make it easy for white...
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