Novelists and Historians Visit Boston Public Library Locations in June
Writers and experts will share their insights on a variety of topics
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For Immediate Release
May 24, 2012
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BOSTON – May 24, 2012 – Authors will visit the Boston Public Library throughout June in order to discuss the topics that inspired them, subjects as diverse as Superman and the fight for universal health care. Researchers will share their insight on the mapping of the United States and what makes up the internet, among other topics as part of the BPL’s Author Talk Series at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Novelist James Redfearn will visit the Uphams Corner Branch to share his story of the 1919 Boston Police Strike.

Author appearances and lectures during June are as follows:

  • Andrew Blum, author of Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, takes readers on a fascinating journey to discover what lies at the heart of the most powerful information network ever conceived. Tuesday, June 5, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square.
  • John Palfrey, author of Interop: The Promise and Perils of Highly Interconnected Systems, looks at interoperability – the standardization and integration of technology – that has been facilitating innovation for centuries. Tuesday, June 12, at 6 p.m. in the Abbey Room at the Central Library in Copley Square.
  • Several authors and members of  Social Media Club Boston will participate in a panel discussion titled “The Evolution of Social Media Marketing.” Thursday, June 14, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square.
  • James Redfearn will discuss his novel, The Rising at Roxbury Crossing, in which he brings the Boston Police Strike of 1919 to life. He will also share tips for aspiring authors. Thursday, June 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Uphams Corner Branch, 500 Columbia Road, Dorchester, 617.265.0139.
  • Bill Hubbard Jr., author of American Boundaries: The Nation, the States, the Rectangular Survey, will offer insight to anyone who has looked at a map of the United States and wondered how Texas and Oklahoma got their panhandles, or flown over the American heartland and marveled at the vast grid spreading out in all directions below. Tuesday, June 19, at 5:30 p.m. in the Orientation Room at the Central Library in Copley Square.
  • Larry Tye, a prize-winning journalist, will discuss his book, Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero, a study of the Man of Steel and the creators, designers, owners, and performers who made him the icon he is today. Thursday, June 21, at 6 p.m. in the Orientation Room at the Central Library in Copley Square.
  • Stuart Altman and David Schactman wrote Power, Politics, and Universal Health Care to explain not only President Obama’s healthcare plan, but also many of the intriguing stories in the hundred-year saga leading up to the landmark 2010 legislation. Tuesday, June 26, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square.

Additional details are available on the Boston Public Library’s Author Talk page: www.bpl.org/authors.

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