For Immediate Release
December 18, 2012
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During January, the Boston Public Library will host author and lecture events at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street, and at the BPL’s Connolly Branch in Jamaica Plain, located at 433 Centre Street. The complete schedule of upcoming events at Boston Public Library locations is available at www.bpl.org/calendar. January author appearances and lectures are as follows:
- Author talk with Jamaica Plain resident Susan Naimark, author of The Education of a White Parent. Monday, January 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library.
- Author talk with Derek Sanderson, who will discuss his autobiography Crossing the Line: The Outrageous Story of a Hockey Original. Sanderson was a beloved member of the “Big Bad Bruins” and was known as “the Turk” when he played. Tuesday, January 8, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square.
- James Madden speaks about how people, place, and planning interacted throughout history to create the Boston of today. Wednesday, January 9, at 6 p.m. in the Orientation Room at the Central Library in Copley Square.
- Author talk with Richard Vacca, author of The Boston Jazz Chronicles: Faces, Places, and Nightlife 1937-1962. Thursday, January 10, at 2 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square.
- Author talk with Laurie Davis, author Love @ First Click: The Ultimate Guide to Online Dating. Davis, whose advice has been featured by more than 200 media outlets, helps singles ctl + alt + delete digital disappointment and double click on interweb bliss. Thursday, January 10, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square.
- Elizabeth Diller is the featured speaker in the Annual Druker Lecture: Celebrating Art and Design. Ms. Diller is a founding principal of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, an interdisciplinary design studio that integrates architecture, the visual arts, and the performing arts. DS+R’s projects include the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. Saturday, January 12, at 3 p.m. in the Abbey Room at the Central Library in Copley Square.
- Sara E. Wermiel discusses “Incombustible Construction: Guastavino’s Fireproof Vaults in Context.” Rafael Guastavino’s floor and ceiling vaults are celebrated for their beauty, although they were originally introduced for a very practical reason: to protect buildings from fire. Tuesday, January 15, at 6 p.m. in the Orientation Room at the Central Library in Copley Square. The BPL’s related exhibition Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America’s Great Public Spaces, is open through February 24.
- Author talk with Matthew Guerrieri, author of The First Four Notes: Beethoven's Fifth and the Human Imagination. Guerrieri is a music critic for the Boston Globe. Thursday, January 17, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square.
- Melissa Mannon presents strategies for protecting and caring for personal papers in her talk “The Unofficial Family Archivist.” Wednesday, January 23, at 6 p.m. in the Orientation Room at the Central Library in Copley Square.
- Maya Lin speaks in the Lowell Lecture Series on Thursday, January 24, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square. Lin has created a remarkable body of work that includes large-scale site-specific installations, intimate studio artworks, architecture, and memorials. Her artwork has been shown in museum and gallery exhibitions in the United States and around the world. Amongst other projects, Lin is currently working on a new laboratory research facility for Novartis in Cambridge, MA.
- Author talk with John Kenney, author of Truth in Advertising. Kenney’s debut novel is about the absurdity of corporate life, the complications of love, and the meaning of family. Tuesday, January 29, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square.
- Author talk with Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd, authors of Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction. Tracy Kidder graduated from Harvard University and studied at the University of Iowa. He has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and many other literary prizes. Richard Todd has spent many years as a magazine and book editor and now works independently as a consultant. He has written articles on a wide range of cultural themes. Thursday, January 31, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square.
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