May Author talks & lectures at Boston Public Library locations
April 23, 2015
Boston Public Library locations across the city host several author talks this month, with topics ranging from colonial Boston to children’s literature. Highlights include:
- Enjoy reading from an eclectic mixture of published, emerging, and aspiring writers during Hispanic Writers Week on Monday, May 4, at 6 p.m. at the Connolly Branch, located at 433 Centre Street.
- In an illustrated talk, author and BPL staff member John DeVito counts down the top ten most popular First Ladies of America on your movie, TV, and computer screens at three branch locations throughout the month.
- Cornelia Hughes Dayton discusses her book Robert Love’s Warnings: Searching for Strangers in Colonial Boston, which details why so many people were on the move throughout the British Atlantic and why they came to Boston, on Wednesday, May 6, at 6 p.m. in the Abbey Room at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. This program is presented as part of Revolutionary Boston, a citywide commemoration.
- Created in 1952 by author, poet, and artist Marian Parry, The Paris Book remained unpublished until 2014, when Un-Gyve Press released a limited edition of the volume of watercolors. Parry speaks about her love for Paris and its representation in her work on Thursday, May 7, at 6 p.m. in the Abbey Room at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
- Newbery Award winner and 2014-2015 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Kate DiCamillo explores how stories bring us together in this kid-friendly event on Thursday, May 7, at 4 p.m. in the Children’s Library at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. A book sale and signing follows.
- Lorenz J. Finison speaks about an exciting chapter in Boston’s history through discussing Boston’s Cycling Craze on Thursday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m. and on Thursday, May 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Grove Hall Branch, located at 41 Geneva Avenue in Dorchester.
- Anjali Mitter Duva reads from her coming-of-age novel Faint Promise of Rain, set in 16th-century Rajasthan, which tells the story of young Adhira and her family of temple dancers on Tuesday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the South End Branch, located at 685 Tremont Street. Part of the South End Writes series.
- Historian and author Dee Morris navigates the complex history of Boston's spiritualist movement in her book Boston in the Golden Age of Spiritualism: Seances, Mediums, & Immortality on Thursday, May 21, 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 Group series.