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5:00 pm

Costume Pajama Storytime! at The Silver Unicorn Bookstore

October 30, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Silver Unicorn, 12 Spruce Street
Acton, MA 01720 United States

Just can't wait to put on your Halloween costume? You're in luck! We're doing a special Pajama Storytime just in time for Halloween! Put on your costume and join Alcott School kindergarten teacher (and Acton parent and McCarthy Towne PTSO board member) AllisonForseter as she reads a spooky story! Kiddos who come in costume will […]

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6:00 pm


October 30, 2019 | 6:00 pm

Harvard Book Store, the Harvard University Division of Science, and the Cabot Science Library welcome renowned theoretical physicist S. JAMES GATES and award-winning author CATHIE PELLETIER for a discussion of their new co-authored book, Proving Einstein Right: The Daring Expeditions that Changed How We Look at the Universe. About Proving Einstein Right In 1911, a […]

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Heather Morris presents CILKA’S JOURNEY at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

October 30, 2019 | 6:00 pm
$8 - $30

PLEASE NOTE: this event was formerly scheduled to take place at Coolidge Corner Theatre. It will now take place downstairs at Brookline Booksmith. All other details remain the same. Heather Morris, the author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, returns with Cilka’s Journey, the story of a young woman’s survival from Auschwitz to Siberia. From child […]

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7:00 pm

Nancy Seasholes presents THE ATLAS OF BOSTON HISTORY at Porter Square Books

October 30, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States

Local historian and volume editor Nancy Seasholes presents The Atlas of Boston History: The Making of a City, a unique addition to works about Boston history.​​​​​​​ Few American cities possess a history as long, rich, and fascinating as Boston’s. A site of momentous national political events from the Revolutionary War through the civil rights movement, Boston has also […]

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7:30 pm

HYSTERIA: Boston at Old South Church

October 30, 2019 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Old South Church, 645 Boylston St., corner of Dartmouth and Boylston Copley Square (Copley Square MBTA) A Panel
Boston, MA 02116 United States
$25 - $75

Hystria is an immersive Halloween experience of ghost stories and dances inspired by women who were shut away after being diagnosed with HYSTERIA. Placed in the famous, historical Old South Church in Boston, this project will raise funds for The Lucas Flint Memorial Scholarship at Emerson College for a student in need majoring in Visual […]

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Laura van den Berg and Claire Messud present EAT JOY: STORIES AND COMFORT FOOD FROM 31 CELEBRATED WRITERS at Harvard Book Store

October 30, 2019 | 7:30 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store welcomes celebrated local authors and contributors LAURA VAN DEN BERG and CLAIRE MESSUD for a discussion of Eat Joy: Stories & Comfort Food from 31 Celebrated Writers. They will be joined in conversation by artist and writer NATALIE EVE GARRETT, the editor of Eat Joy. About Eat Joy This collection of intimate, illustrated […]

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Susan Rice presents TOUGH LOVE: MY STORY OF THE THINGS WORTH FIGHTING FOR at First Parish Church

October 30, 2019 | 7:30 pm
First Parish In Cambridge, 1446 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store welcomes SUSAN RICE—National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and US Ambassador to the United Nations—for a discussion of her new memoir, Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For. She will be joined in conversation by renowned scholar, literary critic, and filmmaker HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR. About Tough Love […]

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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.