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April literary events at Boston Public Library Locations

March 25, 2015

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The Central Library, Adams, North End, South End, West End, West Roxbury branches to host.

  • Lorenz Finison explores how cyclists of all backgrounds made Boston the hub of 19th-century bicycling on Thursday, April 2, at 2 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Part of the Never Too Late series.
  • Cultural historian Ben Yagoda speaks about his book The B Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song, which draws upon previously untapped archival sources and illuminates broad musical trends through a series of intertwined stories. Thursday, April 9, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Jim Vrabel details A People’s History of the New Boston on Monday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Adams Street Branch, located at 690 Adams Street in Dorchester.
  • Jack Beatty, author and news analyst for WBUR, reads from his book Lost History of 1914: Reconsidering the Year the Great War Began on Tuesday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the South End Branch, located at 695 Tremont Street. Part of the South End Writes series.
  • Roseanne Montillo explores how a case that reverberated through all of Boston society sheds light on our modern hunger for the sensational in The Wilderness of Ruin: A Tale of Madness, Fire, and the Hunt for America’s Youngest Serial Killer on Wednesday, April 15, at 6 p.m. in the Abbey Room at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Nathan Gorenstein tells the story of two brothers who – along with an MIT graduate and a minister’s daughter – once competed for headlines with John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Bonnie and Clyde in Tommy Gun Winter: Jewish Gangsters, a Preacher’s Daughter, and the Trial That Shocked 1930s Boston. Wednesday, April 22, at 6 p.m. in the Abbey Room at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Irwin Ehrenrich gives a presentation on rose cultivation, including details about rose history, classification, and the year in the rose garden from spring pruning to winter protection, on Saturday, April 25, at 12 p.m. at the North End Branch, located at 25 Parmenter Street.
  • Max Grinnell discusses Boston's past and future through imagery on Tuesday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the South End Branch, located at 695 Tremont Street.
  • Shellee Morehead describes the possibilities and limits of using DNA to explore your family history through genetic genealogy on Wednesday, April 29, at 6 p.m. in the Abbey Room at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Award-winning author Lois Lowry discusses her various works, including The Giver, in conjunction with West Roxbury Reads 2015 on Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. at the Patrick Lyndon Pilot School auditorium, located at 20 Mt. Vernon Street in West Roxbury. The reception takes place at 6 p.m. in the library lecture hall at the West Roxbury Branch, located at 1961 Centre Street.
  • Local author and foodie Rosana Wan discusses her book Culinary Lives of John & Abigail Adams: A Cookbook, a collection of recipes used by the couple, on Thursday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the West End Branch, located at 151 Cambridge Street.