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January 13, 2014
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Boston Public Library will host winter author talks at the Central Library in Copley Square and branch locations, highlighting the works of historians, journalists, award-winners, and local authors. January and February talks feature the rich history of Boston, bestsellers, and more:
Alison Barnet reads from her new book South End Character: Speaking Out on Neighborhood Change, a collection of her columns from the South End News. Tuesday, January 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the South End Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 685 Tremont Street.
- Attorney and civic leader Lawrence S. DiCara interweaves his personal and political story about Boston in the 1970s in his memoir Turmoil and Transition in Boston: A Political Memoir from the Busing Era. Tuesday, January 28, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
- Doug Most discusses the science of the subway system and tells the saga of two rival American cities in his book The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry that Built America’s First Subway on Tuesday, February 4, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Most is the deputy managing editor for features at The Boston Globe and has written for Sports Illustrated, Runner’s World, and Parents.
- New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard speaks about her newest books What We Saw at Night and What We Lost in The Dark on Tuesday, February 4, at 5 p.m. at the Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 500 Columbia Road in Dorchester.
- As part of the BPL’s Never Too Late Group series, author Sam Baltrusis details Boston's macabre and mysterious past in Ghosts of Boston: Haunts of the Hub on Thursday, February 6, at 2 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
- Local author Nancy Goldner speaks about her new book Living Solo: A Practical Guide to Life on Your Own on Monday, February 10, at 7 p.m. at the Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 433 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain.
- Mark Schneider discusses his book Joe Moakley’s Journey, which explores Joe Moakley’s investigation of murders in El Salvador in 1989 on Monday, February 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 690 Adams Street in Dorchester.
- Michael Lowenthal reads from his book The Paternity Test, the story of a gay couple trying to save their marriage by having a baby on Tuesday, February 25, 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.
- Bestselling author Matthew Quick discusses The Good Luck of Right Now, the entertaining and inspiring story of a man attempting to assemble a family of his own on Wednesday, February 26, at 6 p.m. in the Abbey Room at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Quick is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels including The Silver Linings Playbook, which was made into the 2013 Oscar-winning film.
- Award-winning historian and journalist Stephen Brumwell details his book George Washington: Gentleman Warrior, which recounts the formative years of “the father of our country.” Thursday, February 27, at 6 p.m. in the Abbey Room at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
The complete schedule of upcoming events at Boston Public Library locations is available at www.bpl.org/calendar.
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Boston Public Library has a Central Library, twenty-four branches, map center, business library, and a website filled with digital content and services. Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library has pioneered public library service in America. It was the first publicly supported municipal library in America, the first public library to lend books, the first to have a branch library, and the first to have a children’s room. Each year, the Boston Public Library hosts thousands of programs and serves millions of people. All of its programs and exhibitions are free and open to the public. At the Boston Public Library, books are just the beginning. To learn more, visit www.bpl.org.
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