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

  • 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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Fake News is Not New

Discussion of the media is back in politics in a big way. Our forum on 10/15 focuses the attentions of some outstanding thinkers—from the world of satire to the pages of the Boston Globe—on the subject.

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Boston After Busing

Our fall initiative takes on the continuing public schooling inequities in Greater Boston with the help of Pulitzer Prize-winners. Join a reading circle ahead of our culminating discussion on 11/1.

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Sights to See

Summertime is your excuse to get outside. Choose from more than 25 walking tours we funded around the state and get to know your state history while soaking in the sunshine.

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We Are One

Defining liberty in the 21st century with the wisdom of the crowd. Libraries are a cornerstone of our democracy, a place where ideas are promulgated and exchanged in a barrier-free environment. Through We are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence, Boston Public Library’s Norman B. Leventhal Map Center engaged library-goers in conversations about modern definitions of liberty by using the liberty tree as a physical and virtual symbol of dialogue and protest.

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8/18/17 10:30 AM12:00 PM
Family Adventures in Reading is a 6-session series, open to kids ages 6-10 and their families. Each family gets a copy of the book to keep. Each 90-mi...  Learn More
8/28/17 7:00 PM
The Harvard Square Book Circle, our in-store book club, discusses Peter Pomerantsev's critically acclaimed book, "Nothing Is True and Everything Is Po...  Learn More
Friday, August 18th

Death in the Afternoon

Fans Celebrate John L. Sullivan

On this day in 1887, thousands of adoring hometown fans flocked to Nantasket Beach in Hull to glimpse Boston-born John L. Sullivan, the Heavyweight Champion of the World, and the diamond-studded, gold...
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