Tag Archives: Boston Public Library

BPL Gets Some Love from NYT

The Boston Public Library got a spotlight dance in Saturday’s New York Times. Breaking Out of the Library Mold, in Boston and Beyond BOSTON — An old joke about libraries goes like this: A boy walks into a library and asks … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging The Boston Mayoral Forum At The BPL

Well the hardworking staff trundled down to the Boston Public Library yesterday afternoon to catch the Education Matters: Boston Mayoral Candidate Forum hosted by MassINC, The Boston Foundation, TeachPlus, and others. The forum went from 5:30 to 7 pm, and … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging The Annual Druker Lecture At The BPL

The Boston Public Library’s terrific Building Boston “citywide celebration of Boston’s public spaces” (which includes the fascinating Palaces for the People exhibit, reviewed here by the hardlooking staff), notched another success with yesterday’s Druker lecture – Celebrating Art and Design … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Palaces for the People’ At The BPL

Well the Missus and I trundled downtown yesterday to catch Blink! at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, which was lots of fun, and Palaces for the People at the Boston Public Library, which was even more eye-catching. The exhibit features the amazing … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘America Votes’ At The BPL

So the Missus and I trundled down to the Boston Public Library to catch America Votes: Mapping the Political Landscape. And it’s a corker. Starter kit: It just gets more convoluted from there. Don’t miss it.  

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Dead Blogging reThink Ink At The BPL

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Boston Public Library to catch reThink Ink: 25 Years at Mixit Print Studio, and, boy, it was swell. From the Mixit Print Studio website (the BPL site is inexplicably down): “By … Continue reading

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Steve Schwartz Did NOT Miss His Last WGBH Radio Show

Last Friday the hardworking staff worried that Steve Schwartz might be aced out of his final WGBH Jazz from Studio Four show. He was not. And Steve produced a sweet swan song. Sometime around 10 pm he said something like … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging Jonathan Franzen At The BPL

America’s Litt-It Guy Jonathan Franzen entered a banged-out Rabb Lecture Hall at the Boston Public Library Saturday afternoon and tried to move the podium to the center of the stage. Unsuccessfully. Undaunted, Franzen proceeded to read the “Mistakes Were Made” … Continue reading

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