March Author Talks and Lectures at Boston Public Library Locations
ooks shed light on the history of public art, sports venues, and drinking in Boston
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February 25, 2013
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During the month of March, Boston Public Library will host author talks and lectures at the Central Library in Copley Square and several branches throughout the city. Author appearances include:

  • Joe Gallo, author of Boston Bronze & Stone Speak to Us, presents a slide show and discussion of public art in Boston. Tuesday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 419 Faneuil Street in Brighton.
  • Richard A. Johnson gives a talk titled “A History of Fenway Park.” Mr. Johnson is the author of Field of Our Fathers: An Illustrated History of Fenway Park. Wednesday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 690 Adams Street in Dorchester.
  • Jodi Daynard, author of The Midwife's Revolt, appears in the JP Writes & Invites Series. Thursday, March 7, at 6:45 p.m. at the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 12 Sedgwick Street in Jamaica Plain.
  • Stephanie Schorow speaks about her most recent book Drinking Boston: A History of the City and Its Spirits. Thursday, March 14, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Ms. Schorow is the author of six books on Boston, including, with co-author Beverly Ford, The Boston Mob Guide: Hit Men, Hoodlums & Hideouts.
  • Rebecca Miller, author of Jacob’s Folly, appears [UPDATED INFO] Wednesday, March 20, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Rebecca Miller is the author of the short-story collection Personal Velocity and The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, which she also adapted for the screen. She will have an on-stage discussion with historian and author Doris Kearns Goodwin.
  • Eve LaPlante, author of Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother, appears Thursday, March 21, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Eve LaPlante is a great-niece and a cousin of Abigail and Louisa May Alcott.

In addition to author appearances, Boston Public Library will host a range of lectures during March including:

  • Janet Marie Smith in the Lowell Lecture Series on Thursday, March 7, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Ms. Smith served as Senior Vice President of Planning and Development for the Boston Red Sox from 2002 to 2009, overseeing the preservation of historic Fenway Park and leading the program that placed the ballpark on the National Historic Register.
  • Department of Conservation and Recreation Archaeologist Ellen Berkland presents the history of the Harbor Islands and explains why it can be considered a neighborhood. Wednesday, March 13, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Suzanne Gall Marsh shares stories of the Boston Harbor Islands in her talk “Being a Genealogy Detective for Harbor Islands Stories.” Wednesday, March 27, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.

The complete schedule of upcoming programs at Boston Public Library locations is available at www.bpl.org/calendar.

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