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December Literary Events at Boston Public Library Locations

November 20, 2014

Boston Public Library

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Boston Public Library locations host events for readers of all ages this December, including children’s book club meetings, author talks, and book sales. Highlights include:

  • Tween Book Club: Fifth, sixth, and seventh graders discuss the graphic novel Drama, which tells the story of diverse characters exploring friendship, crushes, and all-around drama. Wednesday, December 3, at 4:30 p.m. at the East Boston Branch, located at 365 Bremen Street.
  • Winter Read-aloud Club: Children ages 6-10 listen to chapter book stories and make a craft to take home Thursdays in December at the Egleston Square Branch, located at 2044 Columbus Avenue in Roxbury.
  • Local sculptor and painter Annie Weatherwax speaks about her debut novel All We Had, which tells the story of a mother and daughter who struggle to make a home and a better life. Thursday, December 4, at 7 p.m. at the West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 1961 Centre Street.
  • Ron Capps reflects on his memoir Seriously Not All Right: Five Wars in Ten Years on Saturday, December 6, at 2 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • The City-Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library host a book sale on Saturday, December 6, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the third floor of the McKim building in the Cushman Room at the Central Library in Copley Square.
  • Timothy Phillips, author of Beyond Conflict: 20 Years of Putting Experience to Work for Peace discusses his perspective on how peace is not an illusion but a reality on Monday, December 8, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Kids Club: Children read the book The Quilt Story and make their own paper patchwork quilt when Historic New England visits on Wednesday, December 10, at 4 p.m. at the Jamaica Plain Branch, located at 12 Sedgwick Street.
  • The Friends of the South Boston Branch host their final book sale of the year on Saturday, December 20, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the South Boston Branch, located at 646 East Broadway Street.

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