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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. […]

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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 […]

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Photos of ‘Dear Boston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial’ at the BPL

  The mood in the BPL’s McKim Exhibition Hall was especially somber today after the opening of its latest exhibit. That’s because “Dear Boston: Messages […]

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Legoland Discovery Center Unveils Replica of Boston Public Library

Last November, Legoland asked the public to vote on which landmark they’d like to see replicated in the forthcoming Miniland at the Legoland Discovery Center (LDC) […]

City Life

The Boston Public Library Is Now Streaming Movies and Music for Free

The Boston Public Library is keeping up with the demands of the general public. Librarians and workers at the Boylston Street branch have already sort […]

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Photos: Boston’s Legoland Discovery Center Finds Its Master Model Builder

Not many people can say their job interview consisted of playing with Legos—but Ian Coffey can. During a two-day competition this weekend called Brick Factor, […]

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Legoland In Somerville Is Building A Replica of the Boston Public Library

The Boston Public Library is moving to Somerville—kind of. A “large-scale” replica of the building will be constructed out of Legos, and put on public […]

The Nice Queen

The Nice Queen

Amid furor over branch closures, the Boston Public Library’s president is imposing her vision for the future—and, just maybe, a new model for how to get things done in this town.