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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 […]

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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 […]

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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! — BostonPublicLibrary (@BPLBoston) June 4, 2015 Today, a riveting case of art theft has indeed been solved. After […]

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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 […]

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In the Fast Lane: Susan Glover’s Wild Ride

Correction, May 26, 11 a.m.: In a previous version of this post, we wrote that the Corvette belonged to Glover. It does not. The story was […]

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Boston Public Library Unveils Renovated Second Floor

The Boston Public Library reopened the second floor of its Central Library’s Johnson Building on Saturday morning, unveiling newly redesigned youth-oriented spaces beaming with color […]

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BPL Reveals Top 10 Most-Borrowed Books of 2014

The Boston Public Library has revealed which books made its Top 10 Most-Borrowed list this year, and—surprise!—there are no big surprises here. Top 10 Most-Borrowed […]

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Follow Friday: Boston Public Library

Follow Friday, At a Glance Connect with the MFA on social media: Facebook Twitter Instagram  Flickr YouTube  LinkedIn and more! Whether you’re a self-proclaimed bookworm or […]

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Here’s the Edgar Allan Poe Bust That’s Going in at the BPL

The visionaries behind the Edgar Allan Poe Bronze Bust Project, the group that raised thousands of dollars in order to bring a mold of the […]

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George R.R. Martin Pitched In to Pay For a Bronze Bust of Edgar Allan Poe at the BPL

Edgar Allan Poe is coming. The master of dragons, the king of feuding sovereignties, the scribe of the Seven Kingdoms—yes, we’re talking about George R.R. […]


Fully Booked: A New Direction at the BPL’s Courtyard Restaurant

Chef Wyatt Maguire is reinventing museum-level dining at the Boston ­Public Library, one dessert-loaded vintage book cart at a time.

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Summer Events at the BPL

Who said you can’t make noise at the library? The very Instagram-able McKim courtyard of the Boston Public Library is readying itself to once again become […]

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Celebrating Boston’s ‘Jubilee,’ the Loudest Musical Event the City Has Ever Heard

With her latest book, children’s author Alicia Potter is hoping to make some noise about a not-so-celebrated historical figure credited with bringing Boston’s annual July […]