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We Were Dreamers

We Were Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story by Simu Liu (Kim’s Convenience, Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) is a powerful story about growing up as a second-generation Chinese Canadian that is equal parts humorous, inspiring, and heartbreaking. Born in Harbin, China, Simu spent the first four years of his life […]

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Reset, Reconnect, Reenter

Saturday, July 9th @10:00am The last two years have offered opportunities to look deeply at what matters most, to reflect on our values and to shed some of the habitual and busy ways we’ve been inhabiting our world. In this three-part program we will explore together ways to harvest and integrate the strengths we’ve uncovered […]

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HPL Armchair Travelers: GERMANY

HPL Armchair Travelers is going to Germany. Take a look at all the electronic resources we have on that country, such as ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, and more. Don’t hesitate to explore on your own! Click on the following link to see a list of e-resources on Germany!

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“Book Lovers” by Emily Henry

Literary agent Nora knows better than anyone that character archetypes can be found in real life – she’s the embodiment of the put-together career woman who the male lead dumps after meeting his true love in a small town.  But she doesn’t understand the appeal of “loosening up” or “slowing down to enjoy life” when […]

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New England Legends with Jeff Belanger!

Wednesday, June 22 @7:00pm For over 25 years, Jeff Belanger has been exploring the unexplained. He seeks out history, folklore, ghosts, monsters, and legends all over the world and in your backyard. New England Legends offers a tour of haunts, monsters, aliens, and weird history from our region. Based on Jeff’s popular weekly podcast and […]

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Juneteenth: Emancipation Day

“Juneteenth is a commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. The holiday is observed on June 19—”June nineteenth” is shortened to “Juneteenth”—and is known by various names, including Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Liberation Day; some call it America’s Second Independence Day. It began as a time of celebration when, on June 19, 1865, General Gordon […]

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Pirates: Lost at Sea

Wednesday, June 29th at 1pm Ahoy, Maties!Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way to repair their ship before all hope is lost … at sea! Registration is […]

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Explore LGBTQ History Like Never Before

Solidarity, Division, Exclusion, and Celebration – Unearth Rare LGBTQ History Explore LGBTQ history like never before with the Archives of Sexuality and Gender program available at the Boston Public Library with an eCard. The Boston Public Library offers eCards to all Massachsuetts residents, so get yours today! The BPL subscribes to LGBTQ History and Culture […]

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MA Teen Choice Book Award

The Massachusetts Teen Choice Book Award is a brand new award created in 2022! It’s the only book award in Massachusetts selected by teens! The list of nominees was selected by a panel of public and school librarians. Teens are invited to read the titles below so they’re prepared to vote in September! For more […]

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Chappie (DVD)

Set in a near-future Johannesburg the 2015 film Chappie (by creator of District 9, Neil Blomkamp) touches on multiple issues, yet at its base, is an unexpectedly tender coming-of-age story disguised as a dystopian action flick.   Chappie, the eponymous main character, is a damaged law enforcement robot who ends up programmed with a new and highly […]