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12:00 pm

Former State Representative/author KATHLEEN TEAHAN on “The Story of the Chocolate Chip Cookie”

May 9, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
State Library of Massachusetts, State House-Room 341, 24 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02133 United States
Free

Did you know that the chocolate chip cookie is the official cookie of Massachusetts? We invite you to come to our next author talk on May 9th to hear author (and former State Representative) KATHLEEN TEAHAN share the story of the much-loved chocolate chip cookie, invented right here in the Commonwealth! Kathleen Teahan’s children’s book, […]

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6:00 pm

Poets & Pints at the Aeronaut Brewery

May 9, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Aeronaut Brewery, 14 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA United States
Free

Join Porter Square Books at Aeronaut brewery for a celebration of local poetry. The greater Somerville and Cambridge area is lucky to have such a vibrant poetry community. So, once a month we will gather at the community space at Aeronaut on the Duck Village stage, to celebrate that community with readings by three local poets. The […]

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STEPHEN GREENBLATT shares his latest book, Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics.

May 9, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Brattle Theatre, 1256 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store and Mass Humanities welcome Harvard professor and Pulitzer Prize–winning author STEPHEN GREENBLATT for a discussion of his latest book, Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics. This is a ticketed event. About Tyrant As an aging, tenacious Elizabeth I clung to power, a talented playwright probed the social causes, the psychological roots, and the twisted consequences […]

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6:30 pm

The Edible Page with LOUISE MILLER

May 9, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Newsfeed Cafe, Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
Free

The Boston Public Library's Newsfeed Cafe is pleased to host LOUISE MILLER, author of The City Baker's Guide to Country Living and The Late Bloomers Club,  in conversation with DEBORAH NORKIN, Food Writing Editor at Pangyrus literary magazine, about baking, and writing. This event is free and open to the public.

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7:00 pm

STEPHEN MCCAULEY, My Ex-Life

May 9, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
Free

Porter Square Books welcomes STEPHEN MCCAULEY, author of the novel, My Ex-Life. David Hedges's life is coming apart at the seams. His job helping San Francisco rich kids get into the colleges of their (parents') choice is exasperating; his younger boyfriend has left him; and the beloved carriage house he rents is being sold. His solace […]

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