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8:00 am

Ta-Nehisi presents THE WATER DANCER at Chevalier Theatre

October 23, 2019 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chevalier Theatre, 30 Forest Street
Medford, Massachusetts 02155

From the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me comes a debut novel that brings home the most intimate evil of enslavement: the cleaving and separation of families. Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her—but was gifted with […]

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5:00 pm

Farewell to the “Old” South End Library Party at South End Library

October 23, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Boston Public Library – South End, 685 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02118

The popular jazz & blues band of Pat Loomis and his Friends will play a “farewell-to-the-old” library concert on Wednesday, October 23 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the South End library. Playing with Loomis on alto and soprano saxophones will be his son, Antonio Loomis, guitar; Jim Dower, piano; Daniel Day, bass; and Joaquin […]

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6:00 pm


October 23, 2019 | 6:00 pm

Harvard Book Store, the Harvard University Division of Science, and the Cabot Science Library welcome theoretical physicist and celebrated science writer SEAN CARROLL for a discussion of his latest book, Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime. About Something Deeply Hidden Already hailed as a masterpiece, Something Deeply Hidden shows for the […]

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7:00 pm

Jami Attenberg presents ALL THIS COULD BE YOURS in conversation with Laura Van Den Berg at Harvard Book Store

October 23, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store welcomes JAMI ATTENBERG—bestselling author of The Middlesteins and All Grown Up—for a discussion of her anticipated new novel, All This Could Be Yours. She will be joined in conversation by acclaimed local writer LAURA VAN DEN BERG. About All This Could Be Yours “If I know why he is the way he […]

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Kate Wisen presents DRIVING IN CARS WITH HOMELESS MEN in conversation with Jenn De Leon at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

October 23, 2019 | 7:00 pm

This event will be in conversation with Jenn De Leon, author of Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From. Serena, Frankie, Raffa, and Nat collide and break apart like pool balls to come back together in an imagined post-divorce future. Homeless Men is the collective story of women whose lives careen back into the past, to […]

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8:00 pm

Transnational Film Series & Boston Palestine Film Festival Screening: Gaza: A Documentary at Museum of Fine Arts Boston

October 23, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02215 United States

At Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Remis Auditorium Our Transnational Literature Series further explores migration, exile, and displacement through foreign film. This screening of Gaza: A Documentary is part of the Boston Palestine Film Festival. A small coastal strip that measures just twenty-five miles by six, Gaza is home to almost two million people who have lived under […]

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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.