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12 Vintage Postcards of Massachusetts Beaches to Get You Ready for Summer

For the history nerd or otherwise inquisitive mind, Digital Commonwealth can be a bottomless rabbit hole to gleefully plummet down. A non-profit collaborative of more than 130 member […]

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Boston Public Library’s Concerts in the Courtyard 2016

For those who work in the Copley area, your lunch break on Fridays is about to sound much sweeter. Starting June 1, the Boston Public […]

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Spend St. Patrick’s Day with Colm Tóibín at the Boston Public Library

Whether you were a fan of the movie Brooklyn or couldn’t put down The Master, Colm Tóibín is undeniably one of Ireland’s greatest living authors. That […]

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14 Reasons to Love the Boston Public Library

The Boston Public Library was dealt a great injustice recently, as some idiot decided to vandalize its Copley Square facade. Though that shameful paint job was […]

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Some Idiot Vandalized the Boston Public Library with Graffiti

Update: Wednesday, 10:22 a.m. Library spokesperson Melina Schuler says the combined efforts of the BPL’s work crews and City Hall’s Graffiti Busters helped removed all […]

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3-D Projections Will Illuminate Boston Public Library for the Holidays

Across the world from Boston, AGB Events principal and creative director Anthony Bastic has been transforming the facades of the Sydney Opera House, St. Mary’s Cathedral, […]

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BPL Reveals Most-Borrowed Books of 2015

When The Girl on the Train debuted in January, many critics hailed it as the new Gone Girl. It comes as no surprise, then, that the new Paula […]

City Life

Curator Finds Map Believed Stolen from BPL a Decade Ago in New York City

The Boston Public Library has recovered a 403-year-old map of New England believed stolen for the last decade, after one of the library’s eagle-eyed curators […]

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Boston Public Library Will House a WGBH Satellite Studio and New Café

The Boston Public Library is forging a new partnership with WGBH. Today, the BPL’s board of trustees approved a proposal by the public broadcaster that would […]

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Here’s How You Can Help Choose the Next Boston Public Library President

With both its storied past as the oldest public urban library in the nation and a bright potential future, powered by a major strategic plan […]

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Boston Public Library Foundation Announces a New Executive Director

The Boston Public Library Foundation announced Lisa Bevilaqua as its new executive director this morning. The nonprofit is a BPL affiliate that advocates for the Central […]

City Life

Boston Public Library’s 35-Foot, 545-Year-Old Scroll Now Digitized

The Boston Public Library announced Monday that the Chronique Anonyme Universelle—a 35-foot, 545-year-old scroll tracing Biblical events all the way up to the founding of London—has been […]

City Life

The Boston Public Library’s Board Picks Interim President

David Leonard has been chosen by the Boston Public Library’s board of trustees as its interim president as Amy Ryan makes her way to the exits as president of the […]

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Missing Art from Boston Public Library Found at Boston Public Library

Missing Dürer and Rembrandt Prints Found! http://t.co/JrESRfEBpT pic.twitter.com/FtoqISriyl — Boston Public Library (@BPLBoston) June 4, 2015 Today, a riveting case of art theft has indeed been […]

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Summer 2015 Events at the Boston Public Library

The McKim Courtyard at the Boston Public Library is not only one of the most Instagram-worthy spots in the city, but the open space is […]