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11:00 am

Up Close Tour: The Founders at the Athenaeum

July 17, 2019 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Boston Athenæum, 10 ½ Beacon Street
Boston, MA United States

Up Close Tours encourage visitors to look closely at materials from the Athenæum’s rich collections and consider them within a particular context. Boston Athenæum Docent Dale Linder will investigate objects in the Athenæum’s special collections that shed light on the nation’s early history. Join the discussion and get up close to busts of founding fathers that once […]

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6:00 pm

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness at the Boston Athenaeum

July 17, 2019 | 6:00 pm
Boston Athenæum, 10 ½ Beacon Street
Boston, MA United States

The Boston Athenaeum has partnered with the New England Historic Genealogical Society to index and publish the waste books of the Provident Institution for Savings from 1817 to 1882. What is a "waste book," you might ask? Waste books were traditionally used in bookkeeping as a kind of diary where daily transactions could be written […]

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7:00 pm

Courtney Maum presents Costalegre at Harvard Bookstore

July 17, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store welcomes COURTNEY MAUM—author of the critically acclaimed I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You and Touch—for a discussion of her latest novel, Costalegre. She will be joined in conversation by acclaimed author and writing instructor MICHELLE HOOVER, head of GrubStreet's Novel Incubator program. About Costalegre It is 1937, and Europe is on the brink of […]

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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.