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Annihilation Inspired Eco Sci-Fi Booklist

Craving more Eco Sci-Fi after reading (or watching) Annihilation?  Try one of these! Darwinia by Robert Charles Wilson The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey (Also a great movie!) The Trees by Ali Shaw The Swarm by Frank … Continue reading

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Memorable Spaces & Places

This month we’ve asked our librarians to share some of the most vivid & memorable settings in books & other media they love.  Here are their responses! Every book I’ve read by Gerald Brom has always been so vividly depicted … Continue reading

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Black History Month Booklists

Because reading books by black authors & with black characters is important all year round, for our last blog post of Black History Month we’ve got a bunch of booklists for all your reading needs! Boston Public Library has been … Continue reading

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Black History Month Screening of Alice’s Ordinary People – Tonight!

Join us for a screening of Alice’s Ordinary People, followed by a discussion with director Craig Dudnick.  6:30PM in the Robbins Library downstairs Community Room. “Alice’s Ordinary People” is a 56-minute documentary about Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of the … Continue reading

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Black History Month Movies & TV

For you film & TV lovers, we’ve got a couple of lists in honor of Black History Month. We’d be remiss not to mention the record shattering Black Panther movie that just came out in theaters this past weekend.  Seriously, … Continue reading

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The Boston Globe’s Boston. Racism. Image. Reality. Series

At the end of last year, The Boston Globe released a series of articles called Boston. Racism. Image. Reality.  They look at Boston’s relationship with race through 5 different lenses – the development of the Seaport neighborhood, hospitals, colleges, sports, … Continue reading

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Black History Month – African Americans in Times of War

2018’s Black History Month theme is African Americans in Times of War, a topic that is often overlooked when learning about our country’s history.  We’re sharing some books and other resources that can help you learn more about this important … Continue reading

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Pet Peeves

This month we asked our librarians what some of their literary, narrative, and film related pet peeves are.  See what gets under our skin below! For reasons unknown to me, I can’t stand it when I have to read about … Continue reading

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Extend Your Time With Our Video Games

Is that the Song of Time we hear…? Well, now you don’t have to be a time traveler to spend more time with the video games in our collection.  Starting now, you can renew video games you have checked out … Continue reading

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Early 2018’s Upcoming Queer Events

We’ve got a bunch of queer events coming up in January & February! For January we’ve got Poetry In & Out, a queer poetry writing event with Arlington poet laureate Cathie Desjardins on Monday January 22nd at 7pm in the … Continue reading

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