March Author Talks and Lectures at BPL Locations
February 26, 2015
Boston Public Library locations will host a variety of author talks this month, with topics including the Beatles phenomenon, civil rights, and local history. BPL Trustee and bestselling author Dennis Lehane discusses his new novel World Gone By. Highlights include:
- Anna Staniszewski, local author of books for children and teens, speaks about her book The Dirt Diary, followed by a writing activity on Monday, March 2, at 4:30 p.m. at the Faneuil Branch, located at 419 Faneuil Street in Brighton.
- National Book Award-winning author Colum McCann pays tribute to the ties that bind together Ireland and America in TransAtlantic, a story of three historic crossings, two continents, and the men and women who go back and forth across the wide Atlantic. Monday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Charlestown Branch, located at 179 Main Street.
- Rose A. Doherty discusses her book Katharine Gibbs: Beyond White Gloves, which examines how in 1911 a 46-year-old widow with no income, two sons to support, and only a high school education founded a secretarial school that became the best in the world. Tuesday, March 3, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
- Candy Leonard offers new insights into the Beatles phenomenon as she speaks about her book Beatleness: How the Beatles and Their Fans Remade the World. Thursday, March 5, 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.
- Ben Mezrich speaks about his new book Seven Wonders, a fictional thriller whose protagonist travels around the world to solve a murder, which draws him into the discovery of a secret that links the Seven Wonders of the World. Thursday, March 5, at 7 p.m. at the West Roxbury Branch, located at 1961 Centre Street.
- Dee Morris describes the role of white and black abolitionists in a tumultuous era in Boston history in her talk “Life Stories in White and Black from Forest Hills Cemetery.” Wednesday, March 11, at 6 p.m. in the Abbey Room at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Part of the Local & Family History Series.
- BPL Trustee and bestselling author Dennis Lehane speaks about his new novel World Gone By, a psychologically and morally complex novel of blood, crime, passion, and vengeance on Thursday, March 12, at 6 p.m. in the Abbey Room at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Dick Lehr, author of The Birth of a Nation: How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America's Civil War, explores how a public confrontation over the film The Birth of a Nation roiled America, pitting black against white, Hollywood against Boston, and free speech against civil rights. Wednesday, March 25, at 6 p.m. in the Abbey Room at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Part of the Local & Family History Series.
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