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6:00 pm

TIM MOHR, author of Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall

October 4, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Commonwealth Salon, Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116 United States

Renowned music journalist and award-winning German-language translator Tim Mohr tells the little-known story of a group of East German kids who rebelled and helped set the world on fire. Mohr takes readers on a fascinating trip through the 1980s, as these teens defy the dictatorship, rejecting the dismal, pre-ordained futures that the state tries to […]

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How to Fight a Nazi

October 4, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MIT Comm Forum, 33 Mass Avenue, Building 3, Floor 2
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Christian Picciolini was 14 when he became a Neo-Nazi skinhead. He denounced eight years later and dedicated himself to helping others disengage from extremist groups. Picciolini has done peace advocacy work for more than a decade and in 2018, he founded the Free Radicals Project, a nonprofit dedicated to transitioning former extremists. He has conducted more than […]

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MITALI PERKINS at Belmont Books

October 4, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Belmont Books, 79 Leonard Street
Belmont, MA 02478

Join us as Mitali Perkins discusses her novel, You Bring the Distant Near. A 2017 National Book Award Longlist Title with six starred reviews A School Library Journal's Best Books of 2017 A New York City Public Librariy's Notable 50 Best Books for Teens South Asia Book Award Winner This elegant young adult novel captures the immigrant experience […]

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7:30 pm

Arlington Author Salon: Facing Fears, Pursuing Passions

October 4, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kickstand Cafe, 594 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington , Massachusetts

The Arlington Author Salon is a free reading series with a twist: each author’s presentation includes something special to tickle the senses. Music, paintings, photographs, tasty treats, fabrics, even smells! Let yourself be transported with an immersive, literary experience. October's reading features author ALYSIA ABBOTT (Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father); novelist LEE HOPE (HorseFever); and writer CHERYL SUCHORS (48 Peaks: […]

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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.