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Public Library concerts tap local talent

Public Library concerts tap local talent

June 29, 2016


Filed under Featured Content, Lifestyle

By Kiri Coakley, news correspondent The Boston Public Library continues its 10-year tradition of free Concerts in the Courtyard this summer, curated by Adult Programs Librarian Rebecca Campbell. The McKim Courtyard, an outdoor space centered around a fountain and surrounded by Roman-style columns,...

Library exhibit celebrates cultural heritage

Library exhibit celebrates cultural heritage

April 6, 2016


Filed under City

By Alejandro Serrano, deputy news editor Historic maps, letters and other artifacts adorn the Boston Public Library’s (BPL) Norman B. Leventhal Map Center in a new exhibition that opened Saturday, April 2. From the Sea to the Mountains: The Trustees 125th Anniversary is a collection of 70 items ch...

Boston Public Library celebrates Black History Month

Boston Public Library celebrates Black History Month

February 11, 2016


Filed under City

By Liam Hofmeister, editor-in-chief Children started by swaying slowly to the spiritual classic “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” performed by Etta James. They moved into an energetic shake when Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” began blasting on the radio and a gleeful jump when Pharell Williams’ “...

Hispanic heritage lacks visibility

Hispanic heritage lacks visibility

October 15, 2015


Filed under City

By Audrey Cooney, news staff A nationwide appreciation of Hispanic history and culture ended today after four weeks of relatively scant celebration in Boston. Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, different groups across the city held events meant to highlight Hispanic culture, including a series of attr...

Boston Public Library seeks new president

Boston Public Library seeks new president

September 17, 2015


Filed under City

By Cassidy DeStefano, news correspondent In a year that has already brought several changes, the Boston Public Library (BPL) is tackling an obstacle that could significantly alter the course of its future: the search for a new president. The BPL has been without a full-time president since Amy...

Overhaul modernizes Central BPL

Overhaul modernizes Central BPL

March 5, 2015


Filed under City

By Rowan Walrath, city editor The Boston Public Library (BPL) unveiled Phase One of the Central Library Renovation, opening the second floor of the Johnson building to the public. A new nonfiction section, defined by its crimson carpets and shelves, comprises most of the floor. A brightly colored ...

Boston attractions battle wintertime blues

Boston attractions battle wintertime blues

February 19, 2015


Filed under City, Featured Content

By Melissa Fitzgerald, news correspondent After weeks of being battered by snow, wind and a striking lack of public transportation, Bostonians may be catching a bit of cabin fever. For those courageous enough to brave the bitter cold, The News has compiled a list of things to do around the city. Bost...

Library branch uses sustainable architecture

Library branch uses sustainable architecture

October 16, 2014


Filed under City, Featured Content

By Shivank Taksali, news correspondent The East Boston Public Library (BPL) has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification in keeping with the city’s commitment toward boosting sustainability and augmenting environmental eco-friendliness. “The City of Boston is committed to...

Sept. brings in support for public reading

Sept. brings in support for public reading

September 17, 2014


Filed under City, Featured Content

By Sarah Masessa, news correspondent September is a very busy time for the Boston Public Library (BPL) as it celebrates National Library Card Sign-Up Month, when libraries across the country remind people of all ages about the joys of reading and the power of obtaining a library card. College stude...

Library highlights geography in education

Library highlights geography in education

September 11, 2014


Filed under City

By Elise Harmon, news correspondent  “Back to School: Geography in the Classroom,” an exhibition curated by Stephanie Cyr, opened in the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library (BPL) on Sept. 2. Focusing on mapmaking and geography education in the late 18th to 20th centuries...

Exhibit Review: Boston Public Library presents poetry

January 20, 2011


Filed under Lifestyle

By Laura Finaldi, News Correspondent Tucked away in the rare books room of the Boston Public Library (BPL) is an exhibit entitled “The Public Life of Poetry:  Whitman, Dickinson, Longfellow and Their Contemporaries.” The exhibit, which runs through Jan. 30, highlights the works of several famous...

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