For Immediate Release
November 21, 2013
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Throughout December, Boston Public Library will host author talks at the Central Library in Copley Square and branch locations. Author appearances include:
Author David Misch draws from his work Funny: The Book – Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Comedy as he presents “The History of Ha!,” a survey of comedy and everything funny that’s ever happened. Tuesday, December 3, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
- Former New York Times writer and author J. Courtney Sullivan reads from her newest novel The Engagements, which details unique marriages spanning one hundred years. Tuesday, December 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the South End Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 685 Tremont Street. Part of the South End Writes & Invites series.
- Genealogist Lori Lyn Price speaks about health and illness in Colonial New England on Wednesday, December 4, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. This talk is part of Boston Public Library’s Local & Family History lecture series.
- Author and professor Richard S. Grossman details notable economic mistakes and policies of the past 200 years in his book Wrong: Nine Economic Policy Disasters and What We Can Learn from Them on Wednesday, December 4, at 6 p.m. in the Orientation Room at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
- Author and Boston Public Library staff member John DeVito gives an illustrated talk on the tragic death of President John F. Kennedy and the ways in which it has become a vital part of our popular culture. Wednesday, December 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 690 Adams Street in Dorchester.
- Author Anne Rachin discusses her book All That's Familiar: How to Remain in Your Home and Age in Place on Thursday, December 12, at 2 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. This talk is part of Boston Public Library’s Never Too Late Group programming for seniors.
- Author Ben Bradlee Jr. profiles the life of baseball legend Ted Williams in his book The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams on Thursday, December 12, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall, located at 700 Boylston Street. Mr. Bradlee Jr. was awarded PEN New England's 2013 Cerulli Award for Excellence in Sports Writing/Biography for his latest work.
- Author Tom MacDonald reads from and discusses his novel Beyond the Bridge, which details the story of a former all-American football star at Boston College working to find the killer of an accused pedophile priest. Monday, December 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 690 Adams Street in Dorchester.
The complete schedule of upcoming events at Boston Public Library locations is available at www.bpl.org/calendar.
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