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Exhibition City

The Central Library in Copley Square and several neighborhood branches have free exhibitions of calligraphy, paintings, and emblem books on display. Visit the library’s exhibitions page for details, and stop in to see:

Meet the Curators

The Collections of Distinction feature the most outstanding of Boston Public Library’s holdings. Curators on staff recently answered questions about their respective collections, including favorite sections and interesting finds related to Shakespeare and John Adams. Meet the curators by visiting the Collections of Distinction web page.

Autumn Authors

Many authors are on the schedule to visit Boston Public Library locations this fall to discuss their books, including:

Find more details on author talks at www.bpl.org/authors.

2013 Annual Fall Gala

The Boston Public Library Foundation’s 2013 Annual Fall Gala will be held on Friday, November 15. This year’s gala celebrates the transformation of the Central Library and will honor Mayor Thomas M. Menino with the inaugural Joshua Bates Prize for the Advancement of Learning. Proceeds from the gala and other fund-raising activities support library programs for all ages. For more information, visit the “Gala” tab on the Foundation’s website.

Did you know?

The opening date for the new East Boston Branch is Saturday, November 2, at 11 a.m. All are welcome.


The second floor of the Central Library’s Johnson Building is closed in preparation for construction and renovation work. Follow project progress via our blog and join the next Johnson Building Improvement Project roundtable, which is an online chat, on Monday, October 21, at 6 p.m.


The Associates of the Boston Public Library recently announced their tenth children’s writer-in-residence, Annie Hartnett.

For more information, please visit the Boston Public Library website.

eNews from the Boston Public Library


October 16, 2013

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