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6:00 pm

DARK TIDE at the Boston Public Library

January 15, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St
Boston, 02116 United States

Please join us to hear author Stephen Puleo speak on the centennial anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood in Boston. Around noon on January 15, 1919, a group of firefighters was playing cards in Boston's North End when they heard a tremendous crash. It was like roaring surf, one of them said later. Like a runaway two-horse […]

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Essential Knowledge Series Book Club

January 15, 2019 | 6:00 pm
MIT Press Bookstore, 301 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, 02139 United States

Join us at the MIT Press Bookstore for an informal conversation about Spaceflight by Michael J. Neufeld, Senior Curator in the Space History Department of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. His book offers a concise history of spaceflight, mapping the full spectrum of activities that humans have developed in space. The MIT Press […]

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6:15 pm

January Books and Brews

January 15, 2019 | 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Aeronaut Brewery, 14 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA United States

Books and Brews is a social book club for readers in their 20s, 30s, and the young at heart. We will be meeting every third Tuesday to discuss a new book, so mark your calendar and get excited to chat. Our January selection is "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" by Neil Gaiman. […]

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6:30 pm

South End Writes presents Joan Diver

January 15, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Boston Public Library – South End, 685 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02118

Joan diver will read from her new book When the Spirit Calls: A Healing Odyssey.  Joan and her husband Colin are former South End residents were featured in the Pulitzer-prize winning book about the 1970s school integration crisis in Boston by J. Anthony Lukas, A Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families.  Sponsored […]

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6:45 pm

Cindy Maybeck Featured at Story Space

January 15, 2019 | 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States

NAME: Cindy Maybeck has over 25 years’ experience. In “Calling for Stories” she weaves together some favorite tales into a personal and inspirational story of her courageous and hope-filled journey to the storytelling stage. You will be transfixed, moved, touched with laughter and perhaps even shed a healing tear. (Read more about Cindy below.) Hosted […]

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7:00 pm

Author Talk with Joshua D. Mezrich

January 15, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store welcomes JOSHUA D. MEZRICH—associate professor of surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health—for a discussion of his new book, When Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon. He will be introduced by the bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House, BEN MEZRICH. About When Death Becomes Life […]

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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.