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November 2018

Dr. Max Abrahms, author of Rules for Rebels: The Science of Victory in Military History

November 15, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Ever wonder why militant groups behave as they do? For instance, why does Islamic State brag over social media about its gory attacks, while Hezbollah denies responsibility or even apologizes for its carnage? This book shows that militant group behavior depends on the strategic intelligence of the leaders. The author has extensively studied the political strategies of hundreds of militant groups throughout world history and reveals that successful militant leaders have followed three rules. These rules are based on original…

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Boston Public Library Art and Architecture Tour

November 18, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until January 1, 2019

Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Boston Public Library offers free public tours highlighting the celebrated art and architecture of the Boston Public Library’s McKim Building (1895), a designated National Historic Landmark. The hour-long tours explore the work of architect Charles Follen McKim and murals by John Singer Sargent, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, and Edwin Austin Abbey. Led by volunteer tour guides, the art and architecture tours begin at the Dartmouth Street entrance of the Central Library in Copley Square. No appointment is necessary for parties…

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Thrill Me, Chill Me: Mystery Writers Panel at the Boston Public Library

November 28, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Join critically acclaimed authors Hank Phillippi Ryan, Peter Swanson, Kellye Garrett, and Paula Munier in conversation about the enduring thrill and lure of mysteries, and what makes them so appealing on the page and on the screen. Hank Phillipi Ryan is an on-air investigative reporter for Boston's WHDH-TV, winning 34 Emmys and dozens of additional journalism honors. The nationally bestselling author of 10 mysteries, she is also an award-winner in her second profession—with five Agathas, two Anthonys, two Macavitys, the…

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December 2018

Discussion of THE PATS: An Illustrated History of the New England Patriots at Boston Public Library

December 4, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

THE PATS outlines the definitive, lively, and robust history of the New England Patriots, from Billy Sullivan to Bill Belichick and everything in between. The New England Patriots have become a dynasty, though it didn't begin that way. Love them or hate them, Pats have captured this country's attention like no other franchise. From two award-winning authors, this is the first complete story of a legendary team and its five championship trophies. In the tradition of their celebrated illustrated histories…

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Readable Feast

December 6, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 6, 2018

Newsfeed Cafe, Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Free

The Readable Feast has partnered with the Boston Public Library for a series of culinary author talks at the Newsfeed Cafe! Our November event is called Co-Authoring a Cookbook: Bringing Another's Cookbook Dream to Life, in which co-authors and ghost-writers will discuss the challenges of working with other chefs and cooks in the creation of a new work while adding the key ingredient--themselves--to the finished product. The conversation will feature Andrea Pyenson (co-author of Wicked Good Barbecue, Wicked Good Burgers and Grill to Perfection) and Cathy Walthers (author…

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Celebrated author ANN HOOD Shares Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Love, Life, and Food

December 13, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Newsfeed Cafe, Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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In this warm collection of personal essays and recipes, bestselling author ANN HOOD nourishes both our bodies and our souls. From her Italian-American childhood through raising and feeding a growing family and cooking with her new husband, food writer Michael Ruhlman, Ann Hood has long appreciated the power of a good meal. Growing up, she tasted love in her grandmother's tomato sauce and dreamed of her mother's special-occasion Fancy Lady Sandwiches. Later, the kitchen became the heart of Hood's own…

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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.