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July Literary Events at Boston Public Library Locations
July 01, 2015 - Library
Boston Public Library locations host a variety of author talks for people of all ages this month. Highlights include Revolutionary War-themed talks, children’s story times, Emmy-award winning Cokie Roberts, and more:  Aut...
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Boston Public Library's Central Library in Copley Square Closed July 12-14, 2015
June 29, 2015 - Library
The Central Library in Copley Square located at 700 Boylston Street will be closed Sunday, July 12, 2015 – Tuesday, July 14, 2015 for electrical work related to the Central Library Renovation. During this time the Boston Public Library (BPL)...
Boston's Poet Laureate Visits Boston Public Library Branches
June 24, 2015 - Library
Boston Public Library and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture announce branch visits by the City of Boston’s Poet Laureate, Danielle Legros Georges, who will travel to Boston Public Library locations this summer to meet and engage w...
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Boston Public Library Commissioned Report Is First Phase of Improved Print Collection Inventory Control
June 23, 2015 - Library
Today, the Boston Public Library announced the results of the Print Department Report, a BPL commissioned year-long external review of the BPL Print Collection. Launched in June 2014 and conducted by Simmons College Professor Dr. Martha Mahard, th...
Chair of Boston Public Library Board of Trustees Announces Resignation
June 11, 2015 - Library
Today, the Chair of the Boston Public Library Board of Trustees, Jeffrey Rudman, announced his resignation after a meeting with Mayor Walsh, effective July 3, 2015. “I want to thank Jeff Rudman for his service to the Boston Public Li...
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Boston Public Library Hosts Foremost Experts on American Revolution
June 10, 2015 - Library
Boston Public Library’s 2015 “Revolutionary Ideas” Lowell Lecture Series begins June 11 and runs through October, featuring some of the most eminent authorities to explore social,...
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Missing Dürer and Rembrandt Prints Found!
June 04, 2015 - Library
Today, the Boston Public Library announced that two missing pieces of artwork from the library’s 200,000 item Print Collection have been found. The missing Dürer and Rembrandt prints had been misfiled and were located by Conservation Of...
Statement of Boston Public Library President Amy E. Ryan
June 03, 2015 - Library
“Today I am announcing my resignation, effective July 3, 2015. I am choosing to step aside at this time to allow the work of the Boston Public Library to continue without distraction. It has been a tremendous honor to serve as P...
Boston Public Library President Announces Collection Management and Systemwide Safety and Security Action Plans
June 03, 2015 - Library
Today, Boston Public Library (BPL) President Amy E. Ryan announced action plans for the BPL’s collection management and systemwide safety and security. The plans include an expanded and accelerated inventory and assessment of Special Collect...
Boston Public Library's 2015 Concerts in the Courtyard Series
May 21, 2015 - Library
One of Boston's most picturesque spaces will be filled with music in a free concert series on Wednesdays and Fridays in June, July, and August. Starting on June 3, the courtyard at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston ...
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