Boston Public Library to Host Authors and Lecturers in September
Researchers, writers, and other speakers will visit BPL locations
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August 21, 2012
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Throughout September, the Boston Public Library will host authors and speakers at the Central Library and in branches across the city. Included in the schedule are distinguished researchers who will share their knowledge of notable figures – ranging from John Quincy Adams to Whitey Bulger – along with novelists and experts on Boston’s movie palaces and police history. The complete schedule of upcoming events at the Boston Public Library is available at www.bpl.org/calendar.

Author appearances and lectures during September are as follows:

  • Author talk with Richard Kadrey, author of Devil Said Bang. Kadrey has published eight novels, including Sandman Slim and Metrophage. Tuesday, September 4, 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon of the Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street.
  • Author talk with Arthur Singer and Ronald Goodman, authors of Boston’s Downtown Movie Palaces. Thursday, September 6, 2 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street.
  • Author talk with Harlow Giles Unger, author John Quincy Adams: A Life. Unger is the author of twenty books, including six biographies of America’s Founding Fathers. Wednesday, September 12, 6 p.m. in the Orientation Room of the Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street.
  • Author talk with Thomas J. Foley, author of Most Wanted: Pursuing Whitey Bulger, the Murderous Mob Chief the FBI Secretly Protected. Dick Lehr, author and professor of journalism at Boston University, appears as moderator. Thursday, September 13, 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon of the Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street.
  • Author talk with James Redfearn, author of The Rising at Roxbury Crossing. Thursday, September 13, 6:30 p.m. at the Jamaica Plain Branch, 12 Sedgwick Street.
  • Author talk with T.C. Boyle, author of San Miguel. Boyle is the author of thirteen previous novels, including New York Times bestseller The Women. Wednesday, September 19, 6:30 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street.
  • Dan Chamberlain presents a talk “Urban Gardening: Types, Techniques, and Tips.” Thursday, September 20, 5:30 p.m. at the Uphams Corner Branch, 500 Columbia Road in Dorchester.
  • Author talk with Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus. Morgenstern’s debut novel was a national bestseller in 2011-2012. Thursday, September 20, 6 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street.
  • Dr. Laura Saunders presents a talk “Warning: This Book May Be Bad for You.” Saunders is appearing in conjunction with the annual “Banned Books Week,” which will be held September 30-October 6. Banned Books Week commemorates the freedom to read. Thursday, September 20, 7 p.m. at the Jamaica Plain Branch, 12 Sedgwick Street.
  • Author talk with Akhil Reed Amar, author of America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By. The book is a sequel to the popular America’s Constitution: A Biography. Tuesday, September 25, 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon of the Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street.
  • Maureen Sullivan of the Boston Police Department and David Allen Lambert of the New England Historic Genealogical Society present a talk “Cops and Robbers: Researching Ancestors on Both Sides of the Thin Blue Line.” Wednesday, September 26, 6 p.m. in the Orientation Room of the Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street.
  • Author talk with William Martin, author of The Lincoln Letter. This is fifth William Martin novel to feature Boston rare-book sleuth Peter Fallon and his girlfriend Evangeline. Thursday, September 27, 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon of the Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street.

Also in September, the Associates of the Boston Public Library, a nonprofit affiliate of the BPL, host the 14th annual Literary Lights for Children tea party. This year’s honorees are authors Kevin Hawkes, Christopher Paolini, Mitali Perkins, and Gary Schmidt. The honorees will discuss their writing careers and share their love of books with the children and adults in attendance. Sunday, September 30, 2-5 p.m. in Bates Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square. For tickets and information, visit www.literarylightsforchildren.org.

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Boston Public Library Author Talk page: www.bpl.org/authors
Boston Public Library Local & Family History Lecture Series page: www.bpl.org/localhistory

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