For Immediate Release
November 05, 2012
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During November, the Boston Public Library will host author and lecture events at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Boston Globe architecture critic Robert Campbell and photographer Peter Vanderwarker speak on November 13 in the Lowell Lecture series, part of the library’s citywide Building Boston initiative. Bestselling author and Boston Public Library trustee Dennis Lehane finishes out the month with an appearance on November 29.
The complete schedule of upcoming events at Boston Public Library locations is available at www.bpl.org/calendar. November author appearances and lectures at the Central Library are as follows:
- Lowell Lecture featuring Boston Globe architecture critic Robert Campbell and photographer Peter Vanderwarker, who together wrote Cityscapes of Boston: An American City through Time. Tuesday, November 13, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall.
- Local history lecture on the 70th Anniversary of the Cocoanut Grove Fire by Stephanie Schorow, author of The Cocoanut Grove Fire. Wednesday, November 14, at 6 p.m. in the Orientation Room. View Cocoanut Grove-related images in the Boston Public Library’s collection.
- Author talk with Diana Renn, author of the young adult book Tokyo Heist, and Gina Damico, author of the young adult book Croak. Thursday, November 15, 3 p.m. in the Teen Room.
- Author talk with Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity, a book about the consequences of extreme personal and cultural difference between parents and children. Thursday, November 15, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon.
- Lowell Lecture featuring Justice Stephen Breyer and Judge Douglas Woodlock who will speak about the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse. Tuesday, November 20, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall.
- Author talk with Eric Jay Dolin, author of When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail. Tuesday, November 27, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon.
- Family history lecture on genetic genealogy by Mike Maglio. Wednesday, November 21, at 6 p.m. in the Orientation Room.
- Author talk with Dennis Lehane, author of Live by Night. Lehane is the author of nine previous novels including New York Times bestsellers Moonlight Mile, The Given Day, Shutter Island, Mystic River, and Gone, Baby, Gone. Thursday, November 29, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall.
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