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Free Shakespeare on the Common: Romeo and Juliet

July 19, 2017 | 8:00 pm - August 6, 2017 | 10:30 pm

One of Greater Boston's most beloved traditions, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's Free Shakespeare On the Common takes up residence once again with Shakespeare’s drama, Romeo and Juliet proving that the power of love triumphs over divisions and differences. The Capulet and Montague families have been engaged in a multi-generational feud, causing much distress and havoc in the city […]

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Memoirist/Essayist DAVID GESSNER on Ultimate Frisbee

July 31, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

Brookline Booksmith hosts DAVID GESSNER as he reads from his memoir Ultimate Glory: Frisbee, Obsession, and My Wild Youth. Before his rise as an acclaimed essayist and nature writer, GESSNER devoted his 20's to the cult-ish sport of Ultimate Frisbee.  Sacrificing his body and potential career, he spent countless hours in pursuit of fleeting glory. […]

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Architect ROSALYN ELDER Explores the Historical Legacy of Massachusetts

July 31, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States

Join Porter Square Books with nonfiction author ROSALYN ELDER to explore the history of 742 sites in 141 towns across Massachusetts in Exploring the Legacy. ROSALYN D. ELDER is a registered architect and entrepreneur with a passion for the arts, architecture and cities, and history. ELDER founded and operated Treasured Legacy, an African American cultural boutique […]

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Did You Know?

Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.